Volunteers & Gifts In-Kind

Holiday Gift Giving

This year LSSI will be collecting gift cards to give as gifts to our older children in foster care and to provide a holiday meal for families. If you or your congregation would like to participate, we ask that you purchase a $25 gift card from Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, or another retailer. Cards can be sent to Joy Medrano, 1001 E. Touhy, Suite 50, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Please contact Joy.Medrano@LSSI.org or 847.635.4563 for more information.

Board Books for the Storybook Project

LSSI's Storybook Project allows incarcerated parents to stay connected with their children in a simple and meaningful way. With the help of our amazing volunteers, a parent selects a book and reads it aloud into a recording device. Both the recording and the book are then sent to the child back home. Because so many incarcerated parents are young themselves, they often leave behind children who are infants and toddlers. Right now, the Storybook Project is in real need of simple board books for children under the age of 3. You can purchase board books yourself, but all books must be new. We cannot accept used books.

Please mail books directly to our PFM offices: LSSI, 102 E. DeYoung St., Suite B, Marion, IL 62959.