First Nations inmates start to build furniture for W2R libraries

by Michael McCarthy • August 30, 2014 • Comments Off on First Nations inmates start to build furniture for W2R libraries

Project coordinator Bob Blacker reports that the BC CORRECTIONAL SERVICE, through two of their facilities on Vancouver Island, have agreed to build furniture for Write to Read llibraries. This furniture to be built will include bookshelves, computer stations, coffee tables and any other custom work that may be required. The photo in this article (Bob and donor John McFarlane) reveals that shelving does need custom fitting.

Bob will be forwarding plans and designs for the shelves along with the material that we would need and in return the Correctional Facilities will build the furniture. Another positive aspect of the agreement is First Nation inmates will be able to help with the building of the furniture, certainly a win/win for all involved. The first library to be outfitted will be Lax Kw’alaams (Prince Rupert) for their new school that will be delivered and opened May 2015. Hats off to all concerned.

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