With the new school year comes another great year for FLIF! We are hoping for another successful year with many familiar and new faces. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to our first meeting.
Here is a summary of some of the projects and events that we
are looking forward to working on this year:
Edmonton Women's Prison Project – We are in a partnership
with GELA for this project. FLIF is mainly involved in the
Storybook Project (though volunteer opportunities exist for writing groups and
book clubs). Inmates are recorded while reading a book as a part of this
project. These recordings are sent, along with a copy of the book read, to the
reader’s child, grandchild, niece, or nephew.
Community Bookshelf – We drop off donated books to a variety
of shelters and organizations in Edmonton. Deliveries typically take place once
a month on a weekday afternoon.
Homeless Connect - The Homeless Connect event is hosted twice a year at the Shaw Conference Centre. Various
services are provided on this day for homeless and low income individuals. FLIF
provides one such service by setting up a “library” to give away free books. The
next Homeless Connect will be on October 21st. If you are interested
in volunteering for this event, a sign-up sheet will be posted in the lounge.
If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to get
involved, please email us at flifblog @ gmail.com.
Email is also a great way of letting us know of any articles or announcements
that you would like to see posted on this blog!