Women's Storybook Project - Volunteer Opportunity
Thursday, July 8, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (CDT)
The Leadership Service Committee is excited to partner with Women's Storybook Project for an evening of volunteering to write letters and donate children's books.
The Women’s Storybook Project of Texas (WSP) is a women’s prison program that connects children with their incarcerated mothers through the joy of literature. The primary goal of WSP is to reduce the rate of re-incarceration among incarcerated mothers by strengthening the mother-child connection through literature.
What to Expect
- Come to Lustre Pearl South with 2-3 of your favorite childhood books. We also strongly recommend bringing books from the following WSP recommendations:
Authors: Matt DeLaPena, Marianne Richmond, Dave Pilkey, Jeff Kinney, Christina Soontornvat, Eric Carle, Mo Willems, Eric Carle or Dr. Seuss.
Series/Topics: DogMan, Wimpy Kid, Paw Patrol, Superhero books (Marvel), classic books, Cars/Trucks books, Construction books, Princess books and GoodNight books
Titles: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Gruffalo; The Wonkey Donkey; Anything about Elephant and Piggie or the Pigeon (Mo Willems); I'll Meet you in your Dreams; Dog Man - Mothering Heights; The Elephant in the Room; I am Smart, I am Blessed, I can do Anything!"; A Day on the Farm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar; It's SO Quiet: A not quite Going to Bed Book; Tow Truck Joe; National Geographic, Kids Photo Ark
- We'll hear from Women's Storybook Project and how our books and letters will make an impact.
- Write letters to the WSP program participants. We'll provide the paper, pens, and templates. Just bring your passion and energy!
Pre-registration is required. Limited volunteer spots available. Volunteer spots are available to AYC Members only. If you're not an AYC Member, please email AYC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Person Event Expectations for Attendees:
✅ Masks required for non-vaccinated individuals
✅ Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
✅ Greet each other with non-physical contact
✅ Maintain social distancing when possible
✅ Color-coded name tags at check-in to denote social interaction comfort level
✅ The Austin Young Chamber reserves the right to update these protocols should City, County, and/or State guidelines change.
Please do not register if you are not feeling well, have tested positive for COVID-19, or feel you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Lustre Pearl South, 10400 Menchaca Rd,
Austin, TX 78748 United States