Special thank you to Eddie for building us all new gigantic shelves, and to Helen and Josh for delivering! We can’t wait to install them on Tuesday. 🙌🙌🙌 Step ladders would be extra helpful for us to make the most of our new storage space. If you have one you can donate, we would appreciate it a ton!
- Step stools- we will be getting some new shelves (thanks to Eddie and Helen) and they will be taller.
- Desk organizing stuff- we got rid of our big desk to make more space and need some handy ways to keep letters, post its, and various other office supplies.
- Postage funds! Of course.
As our volunteer base and requests increase, we are tasked with finding ways to increase our fundraising to keep up. We started an Amazon store to sell the hardback books that we receive and are not able to send institutions. We need a volunteer who can run our online book store! It’s fun and easy.
What this volunteer will need:
-Phone or tablet that can run the Amazon seller app
-Some space to keep books for sale
How it works:
The volunteer will scan book barcode and list the book in the marketplace by taking photos and describing book condition. When a book sells, the volunteer will print the shipping label and invoice (provided by Amazon) and stick the book in the mail. We’ll provide the books, tape and shipping envelopes.
Hit us up if you’re interested!
Big thanks to MC’s Leland Speed Library for donating books to send to prisoners today! Thanks to the MC English Dept and Catholic Student Association for sorting and packing them, and thanks to volunteers Emily & Chris for coordinating!
We are sending books like crazy these days! Here are some items we need to keep things rolling:
-Postage funds (each package costs between $3-5, and we spend around $150 at each packing party on postage.)
-Books by black authors
-Composition books (Dollar Tree has really nice ones)- we send around 25 of these each week.
-Large Packing Tape Dispensers
-Healthy non-perishable snacks- our volunteers come straight from work and don’t have dinner. Plant-based snacks are great so all volunteers can enjoy!
Thanks to our new friends from Sunflower County Freedom Project who traveled all the way from Indianola after a long day at school and spent their Friday night with us packing books for prisoners. Come back and visit soon! 👋💕