The Community Services Committee Springs Into Action!

Sister Lynn Davis acquires TONNES of books to donate to those in need!

Thanks in large part to sister Lynn Davis the EDLC’s Community Service Committee has gotten off to an incredible start. In her ongoing work to expand the offerings at our Annual Labour Day BBQ for the Unemployed and Underemployed she was able to secure an excessive amount of books from public schools which have closed and/or culled their libraries.

Over the past few years Capilano & Fulton schools closed and their libraries they went to Hardisty School. You can imagine the problems when you try to fit three school libraries worth of books into one and in the end they ended up with 90 boxes of books that would have otherwise been destroyed. It was only thanks to sister Lynn Davis and her connections through CUPE 3550 that we learned of this and were able to rescue these books and give them another life. This donation however, was far more than we could ever disseminate even at an event the size of the EDLC BBQ. So as the Chair of our Community Services Committee she got to work!

Looking for communities and groups in need she landed on the O’Chiese First Nation who enthusiastically accepted this donation to distribute directly to members of their community. So Kelly (ATU 569) and Lynn Davis (CUPE 3550) packed up the books and headed out on the 2.5 hour drive to O’Chiese First Nation. There they unloaded their bounty to a very welcoming community who quickly went about getting these books directly into the hands of those who need them.

 

NEXT STOP the Community Services Committee will be serving up some hot dogs to those in need at the Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre @ 10050 81 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8 at 12:30 on Monday July 30th!