Bookcart Ministry

Associate Chaplain Jim Gunter

Wholesome and Christian literature is made available to the inmates on a weekly basis. New reading materials are purchased and added to the carts along with used books and magazines that are donated. The purpose of the book cart ministry is to demonstrate God’s love in a very practical way.

Organizing Carts Weekly

Associate Chaplain Jim Gunter, organizes, categorizes, and loads two book carts for distribution to the male inmates each week. Other associate chaplains and volunteers assist Jim in taking out the carts to the inmates each week.


Drop-off Instructions

Donating Books & Magazines

  1. Remove any addresses
  2. Load donations in plastic/paper sacks for travel – not too heavy
  3. Deliver to Genesee County Jail
  4. Delivery Hours: Mon – Fri between 8am and 2pm
  5. Drop off on the south side of the Jail. Back down the loading ramp
  6. Press button near door & announce for “Chaplain”
  7. Wait for Chaplain will come down to collect donation
  8. Questions? contact 810-238-7102 or

Magazines needed

  • Any (non-denominational) Christian
  • National Geographic (any years)
  • Reader’s Digest (up to 5 years)
  • All Sports (up to 1 year old)
  • Women’s (up to 2 years old)
  • Time, Newsweek, etc (up to 1 year old)
  • Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Handyman (any year)

Books Needed (paperbacks only)

Any wholesome westerns, mysteries and novels.