This Spring, the committee organized three projects to coincide with the LLNE FUNtivities and Spring Virtual Meeting.
Our first project was raising money for NEADS Prison Pup Program. NEADS is an organization that provides service dogs to veterans, people with physical disabilities, individuals with autism, and even assistance dogs that work in hospitals and courthouses. 90-95% of NEADS puppies are trained in correctional institutions in New England through their Prison Pup Program. Through the generosity of our members, we have raised over $1,300. If you would like to give to this wonderful organization, please visit https://support.neads.org/llne.
Our second project was creating cards and decorated lunch bags for Meals on Wheels locations throughout New England. The committee is happy to report that members have pledged to create over 300 cards and bags. Please remember to take a photo of your creations and use the #LLNEFuntivities on Twitter. The sign-up form is now closed, but if you are interested in contributing to this project, please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our last project highlighted an informational resource to compliment the Coded Bias screening and panel on Friday, June 11th. The committee showcased the filmmaker’s activist toolkit, containing ways to get involved in the algorithmic justice movement. The committee is encouraging members to sign the Universal Declaration of Data Rights as Human Rights, which was developed by the Coded Bias team, if you are interested in further supporting this cause. Upon signature, your name and zip code are sent to US elected officials. For more information, go to https://llne.org/interested-in-algorithmic-justice-here-are-ways-llne-members-can-help/.
If you are interested in joining the Service Committee or have an idea for a project, please contact Jessica Almeida at email@example.com.