Prison Book Project Receives Grant From Mclin Foundation For $2,000.00
Prison Book Project is a 501(c)3 operating out of Titusville, Florida. They distribute and place over 265,000 books each year into the United States Prison System. The grant received from the McLin Foundation will directly support the 2 correctional institutions in Lake and County. The goal of placing books into the facilities is to aid in the rehabilitation of inmates and reduce the rate of recidivism amongst inmates who have been released. Prison Book Project is supported by many foundations, businesses and individual donors.
"Prison Book Project is always encouraged to receive support from foundations for their local community. It's important for communities to support the work being done there by others who are not in the community! We thank the McLin Foundation for their generous support." – Ray Hall, Founder
The McLin Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.
About Prison Book Project
Prison Book Project began in 1994 as a one-man operation trying to increase the reach of his time as a volunteer at the local county jail. Ray had been volunteering as a chaplain but felt that his impact was very small and he did not have the time to adequately serve the prison population at the local jail. One evening while talking to the Lord about his concern he heard in his head "Clean Westerns". After pondering the thought for a while Ray realized in westerns the bad guys either ended up dead or on prison and he felt that these parable-like stories might encourage the inmates to change directions in their life. Ray started out going to yard sales and thrift stores to find books, over the years publishers found out about what he was doing and started sending him new books. The ministry grew and expanded rapidly and now places around 265,000 books per year into the US Prison system.
About the Charles B. and Mary M McLin Foundation
· Private foundation established in 1999 by Charles B. and Mary M. McLin providing grants for the benefit of local/state of Florida charitable organizations.
· Grant forms and instruction letters are available at the reception desk at The First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust and Investment Department or by e-mail request.
· Grants are preferred for educational purposes and the charity must qualify for 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code of 1986 (as amended).
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