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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.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project, a project of Companions, Journeying Together, Inc., sends new books to the children of prisoners accompanied with a recording of the parents reading the stories. We are holding a large garage sale fundraiser for this project in Batavia, Illinois.

Thursday, June 18 – 8 am to 4 pm
Friday, June 19 – 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday, June 20 – 8 am to 1 pm

Place: 1355 Challenge Drive; Batavia, IL
What: Some furniture, sporting goods, household and decorative items, clothes, pictures and mirrors, really pretty like new baby girl clothes, other clothes all sizes toys and games, tools, books and much more.

You can help by:

  • Attending.
  • Spreading the word to your friend.

For more information contact on the benefit, please contact Jana Minor at (630) 481-6231.

Kindred Spirits Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Please click here for more information on our Kindred Spirits fundraiser happening on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 from 6 PM until 10 PM. This fundraiser will benefit our Aunt Mary's Storybook Project and our parenting classes at the DeKalb County Jail.

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 two to three people to go with us in to the DuPage County Jail once a month to help participants choose their books and to assist with the recording sessions. 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!