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!
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
– 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