Providing Positive Opportunities for the Incarcerated

A few months ago Kay McKeen, founder of SCARCE and I had met with James Mendrick DuPage County Sheriff to discuss how we can work together on environmental issues and provide positive opportunities for the incarcerated.

I spent this morning at SCARCE with members from JUST of DuPage and staff from James Mendrick DuPage County Sheriff office collecting books for some new programs being introduced at the jail.

We collected hundreds of books for the new library at the jail and a storybook program. We also gathered crayons and greeting cards.

These new programs fall in line with Sheriff James Mendrick’s vision of hope and purpose, which I share. Using recycled books, cards and crayons we are being environmentally friendly by keeping these items out of the landfills.

 

 

Liz Chaplin

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