Campaign to Raise Funds for Student Inmates

The Peace and Social Justice Committee is renewing the campaign to raise funds for student inmates in the California Prison System.
The fund provides for textbooks for inmates who are taking courses through a community college.  Although the courses are free, students must pay for textbooks, which are often quite expensive.  Letters from inmates who received textbooks through the fund point out how important they are for the continuation of their education and their hopes for the future.  
For those interested in contributing, checks can be made out to UUCCSM, with FIA Textbook Fund in the memo line, and sent directly to the church. (Those donating cash should indicate that the funds are for the Textbook Fund.  In addition, for tax purposes, please provide your name, date, and amount of donation.) Cash and checks will also be collected at the FIA table in Forbes Hall. Online donations are also accepted. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of inmates in the California prison system.
8/5/15 UPDATE:  
A member of our congregation, John Sussman, has pledged to add $500 when donations for the textbook fund reaches $1,500!  As of August 5, donations are at $1,100.