Welcome to the Companions Journeying Together website! We provide a forum to personally impact the emotional, spiritual, and social lives of the incarcerated and their families. Our vision is for a society that lives by the principles of restorative justice.
Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
We will again be wrapping gifts for donations for Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project at the Chicago Ridge Mall and will need lots of volunteer help. This is a great opportunity to do your community service hours, help a great cause, or to just do something special for the Christmas/holiday season. For more information, or to sign up, click here.
Storybook Volunteers Needed
You may have heard of the Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project through which children of incarcerated people at various county jails receive a new book and a recording of their parent reading the story to them. You have thought that this was a special program. You are invited to help. Specifically, we are looking for three to four people, including one or two men, to go with us in to the Kane County Jail, DuPage County Jail, or Cook County Jail once a month to help participants choose their books and to assist with the recording sessions. The jail screening/background check process starts January, 2015. We are also in need of one to three people who could volunteer from home by downloading the recordings onto CDs and prepare the packages for mailing. For more information, or to sign up, please contact us.
We need books for children of incarcerated parents. Please consider doing a book drive for Companions! Go to Resources and see how you can help!