It's not just a book... It's hope
Stories & Smiles
Because the prisons are indefinitely closed due to the coronavirus, OK Messages will not be able to film for Mother's Day or Father's Day.
We want the children to know that although the DVDs and books that they look forward to won't be
coming, they are not forgotten.
Let OK Messages kids know they are not forgotten
during this uncertain time.
OK Messages has launched a special book campaign called “Stories and Smiles” to send a new book with an encouraging note to each child whose parent had signed up to film with us this spring. The lock down of prisons is especially difficult for these children, as they worry about the safety of their parent. Since we are unable to film Moms and Dads reading, we are sending a special book to encourage the kids and bring some smiles.
Amazon Wish List for
The wish list books were selected specifically for the campaign to encourage and engage children during this difficult time.
Purchase a book through the link below and A mazon will ship the
book to OK Messages. We will then immediately send it to a child.
Here are a few of the specially selected books to choose from.
Meet an OK Messages Kid
Nine year old Casey’s hasn’t seen her incarcerated mom since she was 4 years old. As soon as OK Messages started filming Bedtime Stories at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, her mother began reading books to Casey via our video sessions. Casey says that she loves the Messages packages we send her with books and DVDs because she feels like her mom is in the room with her. It’s the best connection she’ll ever have with her mom!
"I love the books and DVDs Messages sends," says Casey. "it's like having my mom in the room with me!"
2020 Storybook Ball Rescheduled
Friday, November 13th is the new date for the OK Messages Storybook Ball and Silent Auction at the Oklahoma History Center. We hope you will join us for a fun evening of fine dining, informative program, auction bidding, live music and dancing! The funds raised will benefit children of incarcerated parents. For information on sponsorships or tickets contact:
Have a Happy Easter!
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