Breaking the cycle of incarceration one child at a time
The OK Messages Project takes trained volunteer teams into prisons to coach and film incarcerated parents reading a book to their child and sharing a positive message. We mail the book and DVD of the parent reading the story to approximately 1,000 children before Christmas and 1,000 children for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
As children get to see and hear their parents sharing positive messages like “I love you, and I’m proud of you” through OK Messages DVDs, it helps them see themselves in a positive way, and they know that their parents are safe and love them.
Ways You Can Help
With your help, we can improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents through shared reading.
Help the OK Messages Project Change Lives
Keeping a child connected with their incarcerated parent or parents is a tall order, but with your help, we can continue to make it possible. Any amount helps.
it only takes $10 to buy a book
it only takes $50 to buy 5 books
it only takes $150 to sponsor a child for one year
Stories & Smiles
We want to continue to bring smiles to our kids who won’t be getting DVDs of their incarcerated parent reading to them this Spring! Check out our “Stories and Smiles” Amazon wishlist, and order a book for a child. The wishlist has books selected specifically to encourage and engage children during this difficult time. We are also sending them an encouraging letter with the book they receive. As soon as the donated book is shipped to us, we will then immediately ship it to our kids! Thank you for your support!