Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisLutheran Social Services of Illinois’ (LSSI’s) Storybook Project helps keep children connected with their incarcerated parents. With the help of volunteers, an incarcerated parent selects a book and makes a recording of themselves reading that book to her or his child. The recording and book are then sent to the child. Parents may also record a brief, personal message, a song, a Bible verse or a message of thanks to the child’s caregivers. The Storybook project is currently held at the following Correctional Centers: Decatur, Dixon, Graham, Lincoln, Logan, Pontiac, Taylorville, Southwestern Illinois, Pekin Federal, Pekin Federal Prison Camp, Marion Federal Prison Camp, Vienna Federal and Winnebago County Jail, and three county jails in southern Illinois.
- new paperback books for children aged infant to 15 years
- blank CDs (CD-R)
- envelopes in several sizes (6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 7 1/2 x 10 1/2; and 9 x 12)
- plastic sleeves used to package CDs
Contact: Betty Stralow