Get Involved

Ways You Can Help

There are numerous ways you can get involved with OK Messages Project. From volunteering at the prisons to packaging and shipping the books and videos to the children – there are many ways to donate your time and energy to helping these children. Learn more about how you can volunteer your time, become a sponsor, help give special events for the children, or donate to help reunite these children with their parents.

Donate

Help keep children connected with their incarcerated parent or parents.

Make a Donation

Volunteer

Become a part of our team so that we can continue to make a difference.

Become a Volunteer

Donate Books

We are constantly in need of books for the children of incarcerated parents.

Donate Books

Become a Volunteer

  • Help with filming parents reading a book to their children at the various prisons across the state of Oklahoma.
  • Put together video and book packages to send to the children in care of their guardians.
  • Serve on an event committee, help with fundraising efforts and more!

These children deserve hope and a brighter future, and you can help!

Volunteer Application

Donate Books

Reading is an essential component to the success of any child. We know that incarceration negatively impacts children in many ways. Reading can help to minimize these impacts – especially when it is done with the parent. That is why our program is so critical to help connect parents and children together through reading stories.

We need books. The ones that tell great stories and can connect the kids of Oklahoma to their incarcerated parents; or you can do a book drive. Find out how you can host a book drive for your school or workplace by contacting us.

Head over to our Amazon list to purchase a book that will be used for the upcoming Mother’s Day & Father’s Day holidays, and it will shipped directly to us! Lets keep these kids connected to their parents and engaged in school.

Hear From Our Volunteers

Volunteering with OK Messages Project was an incomparable, wonderful experience. For me, the most profound part was observing the direct message that moms speak to (and we record for) their kiddos. What a joy to get to be a part of seeing a mama GET TO BE A MOM. Of course, they are prisoners. They (and their children) live with that reality 24/7 – but for a few minutes, through OK Messages Project, these women get to connect “directly” to their children AS A MOM – telling the kids they love them, and showing them their love. The joy and pride in the moms’ faces were so sweet – it seemed to me to allow them to transcend the prison walls and experience, if even for just a few minutes. This humanizing experience is good for the mom, the kids, and our communities. This is good stuff. Being able to be even a small part of facilitating a proud and happy mama, makes me thankful, and proud, to be a part of volunteering with OK Messages Project.

– Susan C. Curtiss
Attorney, Carns Curtiss Law

Spent today at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. This was my second time volunteering with Oklahoma Messages Project to film videos of parents reading books to their children. These children may have no other chance to see their parents while they’re away and maintaining this connection greatly improves outcomes for the children.

– Kim Wallace
Volunteeer