“If you guys could send me those books I’d really be happy because there are no books here. I really am happy for all that you guys did for me at the jail. I could not ever repay you, but I could do something constructive with my life.”

—Medhane, Age 18

You Can Help

Make a Donation

You can help transform the life of a young inmate! Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible donation in support of Free Minds’ work will make a significant difference in the lives of young inmates who are working to follow a positive new path. Just click on the image below to donate online.

Donate Now

You can also send a donation by mail to:

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
2201 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) #9633

Attend a Volunteer Write Night

Free Minds hosts a monthly Write Night where Reentry Support and community members gather to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers! Send a note to mail@freemindsbookclub.org to learn more about upcoming Write Nights.

Respond to a Young Inmate’s Writing Online

Our book club members and graduates love to get your feedback! Your comments as readers validate them as writers. Visit the Free Minds Writing Blog and see which piece speaks to you. Post your comments, feedback, and encouragement in the space below the poem, and it will be passed on directly to the author.

Donate Requested Books Through our Amazon.com Wish List

View our Amazon.com wish list

Please email us (at mail@freemindsbookclub.org) to let us know if you have purchased a wish list item so we can look for the delivery and thank you properly. Amazon.com will not alert us.

Suggest Book Titles

Do you know of a book that would interest and excite the members of Free Minds? Email your recommendations to mail@freemindsbookclub.org.

Donate Paperback Books

Free Minds is grateful for donations of paperback books as supplemental reading for the youth who participate in Book Club & Writing Workshop. As we have limited storage space, we are not able to accept everything- please email us at mail@freemindsbookclub.org for the most current specifications.

Intern in our office

Free Minds accepts office interns on a rolling basis. If you are interested in volunteering as an intern, please email us at mail@freemindsbookclub.org for more information.