It’s that time of year, where the DC14 Women’s Committee held its annual book drive to donate books to local nonprofit Open Books. We are proud of our association with Open Books whose cooperative efforts with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program support literacy throughout Chicagoland by providing free books to children in need. Age-appropriate titles are selected by a panel of experts and sent directly to the child’s home. The books arrive by mail every month, often the first mail a child receives, from birth until the child turns five.
Thank you once again to all our generous donors: Painters District Council 14 members, families, friends and our partner allies. With vaccinations on the rise opening up contributions, the drive was very productive this year receiving over one thousand donations! Your willingness to share a book or other media from your personal collection allows an organization like Open Books to make a positive tangible impact on our youth. Establishing literacy at such a young age is crucial to the educational development and long-term productivity of any child.
Women’s Committee members: Tracy Johnson, Michelle Grab, Noelia Aguirre, Monique Gutierrez, Belinda Scott, Ann Bolden,
Eva Morelos, Veronica Leal, LaTasha Powell, Karina Leal, Gina Theodoro
Don’t wait for the next drive, Open Books takes donations year-round of books in good, resalable condition of almost all genres: fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, children’s books, and more! But they also accept LPs, CDs and DVDs in good playable condition, so everyone likely has something they can contribute to this worthwhile effort! Each week, they deliver thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland, and they give away 2.5 books for every 3 they sell. Open Books operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, meaning all donations are tax deductible.
DC14 Women’s Committee
Pack Food for Those in Need • Laugh a Little • Help a LOT!
August 7, 2021 • 9am - 11am
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a nonprofit founded in 1987. They believe food is the foundation for all other progress. To a starving child, hope can only truly begin once a reliable source of nutritious food has been established. FMSC produces three special MannaPack™ meal formulas to specifically stop malnutrition. Volunteers like you package and box the food at these events. Boxes are distributed through an exceptional network of missions and humanitarian organizations around the world to those in need.
For more information or to sign up for the event, please contact:
Pursuant to IUPAT Constitution Section 232(b), there will be a SPECIAL CALLED MEETING at your Local Union meeting hall on SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT for or against the CONTRACT PROPOSAL by the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) and the Drywall Contractors Association. The purpose of this meeting is to accept or reject the Contract proposal. Section 98(e)(5) of the IUPAT Constitution prohibits Life members from voting on the issue.
The meeting will be held at each Local Union meeting hall. If your regular meeting hall is not available, your Local Union has made arrangements for a new location . See below for your Local Union Location for vote on Saturday June 5, 2021:
Opioids are responsible for 115 deaths per day. These prescriptions run rampant in the construction industry due to the rigorous work and injuries we encounter. Addiction is real and destroys families.
Help is available from the DC14 MAP. Please call 1-888-933-1327
June 2021 Issue Highlights:
Northwestern Medicine Employee Assistance Program (888) 933-1327