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!
Nothing really to report… everything is business as usual at Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. We are still accepting donations and new volunteers and we are still meeting every Sunday to pack books for prisoners. All our contact information is up-to-date, both our mailing address and physical address are listed correctly, and everything on this entire website is 100% current.
Do you have any questions about Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners? Chances are that information is posted here on our website, but feel free to contact us if you don’t see the answer. Do you have any suggestions about how we could improve the website? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.