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Companions Journeying Together, Inc

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We are looking for someone located in or near the Joliet area to help re-organize our 10x15 storage unit. Our storage unit contains boxes of new and lightly used children's books, as well as shipping/mailing supplies. These items are used in conjunction with our Aunt Mary's Storybook program. We are looking for ways we can organize our storage unit to maximize our limited space. The ideal volunteer would be one with experience in warehousing, logistics, or organizing/storage of large quantities of product.

ABOUT AUNT MARY'S STORYBOOK
Aunt Mary’s Storybook is a program operated by Companions Journeying Together, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Staff and volunteers bring children’s books of all ages to correctional facilities throughout Illinois to provide incarcerated people with an opportunity to pick a book out for each of the children important to them. Mostly, this consists of incarcerated people choosing books for their own children, but participants can also choose books for their stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and cousins. Once the participant has chosen the book, program staff audio records the participant reading the book to the child. The participant is permitted to share a short personal message at the beginning and end of the recording, so the child knows they are loved and missed by their incarcerated loved one. The purpose of the program are to provide children with an opportunity to connect with their incarcerated loved one; to provide an opportunity for incarcerated people to demonstrate their role as a parent, rather than as "an inmate;" to promote literacy and reading; and to provide access to books and connections to literacy events.

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About Companions Journeying Together, Inc

Location:

PO Box 457, Western Springs, IL 60558, US

Mission Statement

We our programs that serve incarcerated people and their families.

Description

Send new books to the children of prisoners with a recording of the parents reading the stories.

Send mail to prisoners including Christmas and birthday cards/personal correspondence.

Provide stationery at Mother's Day so families can communicate with each other.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1397 North Larkin AvenueJoliet, IL 60435

(41.54838,-88.12812)
 

SKILLS

  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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