SaulPaul & The Women’s Storybook Project

SaulPaul played part in raising $10,000+ dollars for the Women’s Storybook Project during their 4th Annual Virtual Luncheon. The Women’s Storybook Project of Texas is a special program that helps incarcerated mothers do what moms have always done to comfort and nurture their children — read them bedtime stories, using their own voices to love, reassure, and encourage them from miles away.

The fundraiser supports year round operations at ten women’s prisons, raises funds for expansion into three new units, and funds necessary PPE for our volunteers.

Since 2003, WSP has recorded over 19,000 incarcerated women reading to their children, mailed 40,000 books to children with incarcerated mothers, logged 62,000 volunteer hours and served 83% of women’s prisons in Texas.

SaulPaul performed a moving acoustic version of his song “Mama” for the audience, dedicating it to all of the mothers and all involved with the Women’s Storybook Project. He encouraged the audience to give to the organization to support their mission, citing that they served 1,600 mothers in 2019 alone. He then told his story, inspiring the audience to understand the positive impact of people who are working to make change, referencing the people around him who let him know during his difficult times that if he could change his choices, he could change his life.

Want to watch the full performance? Check it out here.

About the Women’s Storybook Project

The mission of the Women’s Storybook Project is connecting children with their incarcerated mothers through the joy of literature. Background info: Women’s Storybook Project of Texas is a special program that helps incarcerated mothers do what moms have always done to comfort and nurture their children — read them bedtime stories, using their own voices to love, reassure, and encourage them from miles away. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, “Without intervention, children of incarcerated parents are six to eight times more likely to become involved in a criminal lifestyle.”

Want to learn more? Visit the Women’s Storybook Project on the web here. Want to make a contribution to their cause? Donate here.