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BOOKS TO PRISONERS NEEDS YOUR HELP! Workparty Saturday September 27th 4 pm - ????

BYOB and potluck.

We will be answering letters, wrapping packages, organizaing the space, and discussing future plans for the project
We have moved... the new location is 60 NE Sacramento (between Rodney and Williams) accessible to the #4 & #6 buslines... look for the palm tree. The entrance to BTP new office space is on the right side of the house

We need help for any level of commitment
Call Sarah for info: 281-0834


Workparty Saturday September 27th 4 pm - ????

BYOB and potluck.
We will be answering letters, wrapping packages, organizaing the space, and discussing future plans for the project

BOOKS TO PRISONERS WISH LIST:
*Money for books, postage, and supplies
*POSTAGE
*Fundraisers
*Clear plastic packaging tape
Miscellaneous mailing supplies
(ie. manila envelopes, brown paper or grocery bags for wrapping, small envelopes for letters, etc.)
Pens, markers
Stamp Pads
Tape Dispensers
Scissors
Computer supplies
lamps for the space
chalk and chalk board erasers
filing cabinet
stationary
coffee and tea for volunteers
BOOKS! Paperbacks are preferred, as are books of radical, progressive content. Dictionaries, thesauruses, and almanacs are requested often.

Books to Prisoners is an opportunity to provide information and education to persons who are often cut off from educational and alternative media sources.

At the Tuesday September 23rd 6 p.m. Books to Prisoners Meeting we decided that regular work-parties will happen on Mondays and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.

Books to Prisoners is losing two of its organizers. This last meeting tonight addressed the need for new volunteers to continue organizing the project.

Issues where help is still sorely needed are in the areas of:
*Fundraising
*Finance prioritization
*Flyering
*Connections with similar organizations
*Advertising
*And all other general organizational needs to continue and advance the project

Issues that volunteers have committed to working on:
*Email and other computer concerns
*Book drop boxes and donations
*keeping up with mailings at work parties

change of work days 17.Apr.2004 12:45

katrina pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net

The Tuesday work day has changed to Wednesday! So, Mon & Wed 5-8pm, come and pick out books for prisoners and help wrap packages!