Everything we do comes out of our own pockets – this includes postage, PO Box rental, office supplies, printing, web-hosting fees, licensing for our database, costs associated with hosting volunteer sessions, prison phone and email correspondence, etc. All gifts are tax deductible.
A painless way to help is to shop through Amazon Smiles! To do so, simply go to smile.amazon.com, select Adopt an Inmate as your charitable organization (enter our name in the search box and we’ll pop right up), and order normally. (Once you have selected your charity, which will will appear just below the search box, be sure to always shop from the smile.amazon.com site). Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Adopt an Inmate. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
♥ Amazon gift cards or cash donations for office supplies (see our Amazon Wishlist for items we need)
NOTE: For items that won’t ship to a PO Box, use address:
Adopt an Inmate
25042 Dunham Rd #1543
Veneta, OR 97487
♥ Gift cards or cash donations for volunteer work sessions, and general overhead costs
♥ Writing from prisoners – real stories, book reviews, poetry, etc.
♥ Artwork and crafts from prisoners
♥ Volunteers to help behind the scenes with mail processing and data entry
♥ Multi-lingual volunteers to translate our inmate survey into other languages (Word format)
♥ Adopters who speak and write Spanish
♥ Adopters of all faiths (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, etc.)
♥ Service men and women to write to prisoners who are veterans
♥ Local (Eugene, OR area) volunteers to help with office tasks
♥ We always need stamps!
♥ Automatic letter opener
♥ Postage meter