I want to raise £1,500 for Storybook Dads by Christmas, this charity works SO hard to record and send out as many stories to the children of prisoners as possible. This is an very important time of year, as Christmas stories are so important for the children to hear, and to feel they are close to their parent at this time of year! PLEASE PLEASE, spare what ever you can so we the charity can have more money for equipment and resources to be able to acheive this. They are currently producing over 150 stories a WEEK!!
Storybook Dads helps imprisoned parents to keep in touch with their kids by recording bedtime stories for them. Not only does this bring comfort to the children and help with their literacy skills, but it also helps parents to maintain that vital bond with their families, making them less likely to reoffend upon release. We operate in over 100 UK prisons (including women's prisons where we are called Storybook Mums) and we help thousands of prisoners and their kids every year.
"I miss my Dad so much. When I feel lonely I listen to my story CD and hearing his voice makes me feel better." Lola aged 7.
Over 150,000 children every year suffer the trauma of the imprisonment of a parent. Many of these children feel isolated, ashamed and abandoned, often leading to anti-social behaviour and poor performance at school. There is very little support or help available to them. For many families, Storybook Dads is a lifeline.
" Storybook Dads helped me to re-connect with my kids when all else had failed. Thank you. You cannot possibly know what a difference you've made" (imprisoned mum)
Storybook Dads also trains and employs prisoners as story editors, enabling them to learn computer & literacy skills, gain qualifications and improve their employment and rehabilitation prospects.
Please give generously and help us to reach as many children as we can.
Thank you so much,