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Bake Sale to Benefit DC Books to Prisons

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0


courtesy http://dcbookstoprisoners.org

From a press release:

“DC-based members of the offbeat feminist humor site, The Toast, are holding a bake sale from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday, June 24 at Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market located at 716 Monroe Street NE (right behind the Brookland Metro Station). All funds raised at the sale will benefit DC Books to Prisons. This is the third sale to be held by DC toasties. The first two sales, held in late 2016, raised enough money to cover two weeks worth of book shipping costs, the organization’s main expense.

Since 1999, DC Books to Prisons – most recently highlighted in The Washington Post — has provided free books to individual prisoners. The all-volunteer organization also works to develop and support prison libraries. Each year the organization delivers over 5,000 packages to prisoners in more than 600 prisons across the United States.

Despite these efforts, many letters must go unanswered due to lack of funds to cover postage. All proceeds from the sale will be used to cover these costs.

Stop by for a wide variety of treats, including homemade cookies, brownies, and sweet and savory quick breads. Dogs are welcome at the market and there will be homemade dog biscuits available for purchase as well.”

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