This program is not sponsored by any organization, but rather it is funded by individuals like you who donate to 2nd Chance Books. These donations allow us to purchase books, packaging and office supplies, prayer rugs, postage, etc. This is an ongoing program and with your donations we are continuously growing receiving more and more letters from prisoners each month. They are expressing to us their desire for learning about the Holy Prophet and his Household (as). Without your contributions they do not have the ability to access the information they need, so they are depending on us to aid and assist them in learning about Islam.
We wish to convey the importance of helping a fellow believer who is less fortunate than ourselves and to remember that our beloved Imam Ali (as) is reported to have said through a beautiful narration:
"Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame"
"To render relief to the distressed and to help the oppressed make amends for great sins."
We would also like to mention that 2nd Chance Books is a registered nonprofit within the United States and that your donation is tax deductible.
We are also authorized by several maraja to collect khums for this project. If you are paying khums, please specify that the money you are sending is for khums and if it is complete or (the portion of) Sahm Imam (aj) only.
Again we are extremely thankful for your assistance and for all of your continuous support.