Book Wish Grant for Students

Last holiday season Leslie Poston, IOW’s Director of Programs, wrote about the emotional hardships our students face when spending the holidays in the halls. This year, IOW was awarded a Book Wish Grant from First Book and will receive 420 brand new books that will be distributed to students in the halls.
InsideOUT Writers thrives off of books because our students devour them and find entertainment, hope and inspiration in a place and time in their lives that often lacks all these things and many more. The fact that the books from First Book are brand new means so much, as well. Nearly everything they receive is used or damaged in some way and it is not a far leap for them to take the cue and view themselves that way as well. On behalf of our students, teachers and staff we would like to thank First Book for brightening up the holidays in the halls and bringing joy to our students!

IOW Interns Gloria and Jesse opening the shipment from First Book.

IOW interns Gloria and Jesse opening the shipment from First Book.

If you are interested in donating books for our students to read, you can purchase them directly from our Amazon wish list.