Support A.R.E. Prison Program
PEOPLE ASK US HOW THEY CAN HELP…
Ways you can help support A.R.E. Prison Program:
Add the A.R.E. Prison Program, its inmates, their families and prison officials to your personal prayer list.
Send us your recycled paperback A.R.E. books and similar material. If requested, a tax-deductible in-kind receipt is provided for your donated books. Send books to the address below or deliver when visiting A.R.E. Headquarters. (We recommend using media mail as it is typically the least expensive option.)
A.R.E. Prison Program
215 67th St
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Please note: We ONLY accept books that are in a “like new” condition. Prisons will not allow books that have handwriting, highlighting, notes, stickers, etc. in them.
Become an A.R.E. Correspondent/Mentor. Invest in an inmate’s life by offering to correspond one-on-one.
A.R.E. Prison Program Prisoner Correspondence Guidelines
All mail comes through our prison program headquarters and is forwarded. No personal information is shared.
4. FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Our program is supported entirely by donations earmarked for the Prison Program.
Tax-deductible donations of any amount will help this important work.
“I'm very happy to be a part of this program. I've been drawn to the idea corresponding with somebody in prison for a long time. I wasn't exactly sure how or in what capacity I should go about it. When I saw your program, I knew this was it. I'm so thrilled to be a part of this. Thank you all for all you do. It makes my heart happy to know y'all are making a difference in so many people's lives.” - A.R.E. Prison Outreach Volunteer Mentor
For more than 45 years, A.R.E.'s Prison Outreach Program has provided free spiritual and uplifting books to inmates, chaplains, and prison libraries. Hear from some of the people who this program has helped.