The New York Times profiles five "Do-Gooders", including Barnard junior Elizabeth Jane Handel, founder of "A Book From Mom," a program that donates children’s books to women’s prisons.  From the article:

"'I thought if I put books in the prison, mothers could select a book when their child came to visit and it would help ease the tension of the visits,' says Ms. Handel, now 21 and a junior at Barnard College."