On Independence Day 2018, with freedom very much on the mind, we announced our support of 2,000 Libros, a project to free the minds of the country's youngest prisoners: immigrant children in detention centers.
Detention centers have been contacted regarding donation policies, needs, and the numbers and ages of kids being held. The first batch of books was mailed to detention centers on July 14, 2018, and many additional batches have been mailed since then. As of February 17, 2020, we have distributed 6,106 books and 1,510 magazines to 25 organizations across the country. Some of these organizations had hundreds (and one had thousands) of children in their care.
Shipping thousands of books around the country entails considerable postage costs.