Get to Know HKF

In this 4-minute video, discover the heart of Human Kindness Foundation. Meet Sita Lozoff, Spiritual Director, Catherine Dumas, former Executive Director, Board Members Aaron Turner and William Elmore, and others who are part of the HKF family.

HKF’s new Executive Director, Erin Parish, and Sita recently spoke on the Friends & Neighbor’s podcast to discuss HKF’s previous 50 years and their plans for the future. Click below to hear more.


Spiritual growth often happens in our darkest moments. Human Kindness Foundation gives people experiencing incarceration simple tools to deepen spiritual practices and promote wellbeing. 

The people we work with have taught us that freedom, peace and beauty are present even in the darkest places. We believe unconditional love and unquestioning inclusion can help people become the best version of themselves.

For close to 50 years, we have sent over 500,000 free interfaith books, over a million newsletters and countless letters of support to people in thousands of prisons and jails across the world.

Real People, Real Stories

I had such dark thoughts. When I’d be mad at someone, I’d imagine… well… it’s bad. Now I imagine going to their house while they’re at work, and I plant a flower bed for them. I’ve gone to the library to look up what kinds of flowers to use, and I have the borders planned, and what colors I’ll plant together. I’m not even mad anymore. I want to bring beauty into their lives.  – Bud

We’re All Doing Time changed my life. When I first read it, I was in and out of solitary confinement. Now it’s been a 100 degree transformation. This service has brought me a freedom I’d never known and an energy of reconciliation with my loved ones. My experiences have built upon me the motivation to be part of the healing process for others. – Justin, USP McCreary

I don’t think I would have been able to find a belief in God had it not been for the meditation guide in Bo’s book. As my relationship with self and God has morphed it always comes back to the experience of meditating focusing on my heart chakra and the feeling as if my heart was the size of a thimble and a waterfall was being poured into it. Thus my first true evidence of God. – Anonymous

Art from the Inside

The Human Kindness Foundation serves over 30,000 people a year and provides all of our books for free to people who are incarcerated. Your generous donation helps us continue to send books, notes, newsletters and encouragement to people living in some of the toughest places we know.