We just don’t have enough collective members to run our worknights. Let us know if you’d like to join the collective and help us keep the organization running.
We will be at the 16th annual New Orleans Book Fair tomorrow with patches and books for you! Come say hi!
December 9, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Clouet Garden, 710 Clouet Street, New Orleans LA
Thanks to a steady stream of volunteers, including two wonderful groups who spent their Spring Break with us and everyone who came out to our January pizza party, we have finally caught up on a several month backlog of letters! We are now getting packages out within a week or two or receiving requests. In 2016 we sent out 1998 packages and we are well on our way to topping 2000 this year! This is all great except it also means we are going through our money at record speed. Recently requests for composition notebooks have increased and we can hardly keep them on the shelf. We are at risk of having to cut back operations unless we can raise some funds soon. Please if you feel able to donate, do and if not spread the word to friends and family who believe in our mission of “encouraging literacy, making prison-life more endurable, and supporting prisoner interests to the best of our ability.”
Thank you to all our volunteers and see you next Sunday!
We will be here every other Sunday but not that Sunday. Hail Bacchus!
Books 2 Prisoners will NOT be having a worknight on Christmas, December 25th. We will be back as usual on January 1st.
To ring in the new year, we are having a pizza party at our usual workspace on Sunday, January 8, from noon to 7 p.m. We will be getting caught up on our backlog of inmate letters and welcoming new (and old!) volunteers. If you’ve been interested in LAB2P, come stop by, say hi, and learn about what we’re about and how you can help out!