We are starting a backpack drive! Why? When people are released from prison, all they are given is a sweatsuit, a one-day bus pass, and their birth certificate or ID card.
When our Lib Lit family gets out, we want to make sure they get some of the basics they might need. Backpacks themselves are important because they're a great place to store and organize things. Inside the backpacks we want to put together some things to make the transition back outside easier. Here's what we're looking for and how you can help!
What we need:
Have an extra backpack lying around? Want to support our drive by ordering a new one? Backpacks are an important way for people to be able to store and organize their belongings.
- Cell Phones
We are looking for any new or used functioning cell phones to help formerly imprisoned adults re-connect with their family, community, and Liberation Literacy outside support.
- Socks and Underwear
- Scarves, Gloves, and Hats
We're gathering new sets of socks and underwear (any size), or lightly used or new scarves and hats. Depending on the weather, we want to make sure our community has some basics beyond the grey sweatsuit to stay warm and dry.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate drop-offs/pick-ups of donations or feel free to bring items to the next outside meeting (held the first Sunday of every month at 3pm at YU.)
Other ways to donate: