The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries - A Beacon of Light for the Soul in Need!







Baker & Taylor Fulfillment Services
 
 
Since March 2012, The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has provided free books to prisoners in the state
of Alabama. We also develop and support local prison libraries. Our work is done solely by concerned volunteers on donated time and resources. Unlike some programs we do not limit requests for books to a particular geographic area or demographic group; therefore, we receive a tremendous number of requests.

Why We Are Needed
The U.S. has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet more than 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Nearly one percent of American adults are incarcerated; the highest rate in the world. However, many prisoners have little access to books or educational material. Usually, prisoners are not allowed to receive books from friends or family. While some prisons have libraries, many do not. Of prisons that do, access and selection can be extremely limited. Programs like ours are one of the few options available to prisoners seeking books.
Through our partnership with the local chapter of Books 2 Prison in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we are able to provide additional books to inmates, prison libraries and prison administration.
 
But we do need your help so please consider donating the following items:
  • Gently used books - both fiction and non-fiction, including spiritual and religious materials.
  • Packing materials
  • Manila Envelopes
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Packing tape
  • Shipping Tape dispensers
  • Sharpies
  • Photocopying services
  • Gift certificates to OfficeMax, Staples, etc.
  • Stamps
 
We will be more than happy to provide you a receipt for tax purposes.
 
Please see our "Donation" page to make financial donations through Paypal.
 
 
 WE HAVE DELIVERED
1,250,362 BOOKS
TO DATE
TO PRISON LIBRARIES AND INMATES
IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA  AND NATIONWIDE DUE TO YOUR DONATIONS.
 
 
 
The state of Alabama Department
of Corrections allows families and
supporters to purchase books that can be mailed to the  inmate directly to the prison where they are incarcerated.   
  • Only 2 books allowed per month,
  • Can only be paperbacks, no hardcovers or audio allowed.
  • Can be either fiction or nonfiction
  • Must include an invoice with a zero balance owed on the statement.
  • Must be mailed directly to the inmate in care of the correctional facility.
 
 
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If you have books to donate in the Jefferson and/or Shelby county, please fill out the following form if you need to schedule a pickup time:
 
 
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