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Stand in Love

January 1 - February 9

This Valentine’s Day, FFLIC is celebrating our sixth annual “Stand in Love” campaign to ask our supporters to create cards and video messages for incarcerated youth who are locked in prisons away from their families on this annual day of love. The past couple of years has been especially difficult and isolating for our youth due to the pandemic and the resulting isolation, as well as racial violence and severe weather events. Your encouraging words are needed more than ever!

MAKE AND SEND CARD
There are several options for making a card. You can:

  1. Make a card by hand like you used to in school.
  2. Buy a card from your nearest store.
  3. Download one of our pre-made cards in our shared file, print it, and personalize the card by coloring the front of it.
  4. Use the phone app Postagram at https://sincerely.com/postagram which enables you to use photos from Instagram, Facebook and your camera roll to mail a postcard directly to the recipient without having to print. (Use the address listed below)
  5. Use the website https://www.postable.com/ which enables you to choose a card or use a photo from your files to mail a greeting card or postcard directly to the recipient without having to print. (Use the address listed below)

Whichever you choose, please include a simple message like “we are thinking of you” as well as your first name only, your city and your state. Please do not make any promises to our youth!

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS IN NEW ORLEANS

To view more details about the businesses below, including their hours of operation, please visit: https://bit.ly/standinlove2022. Please also note, participation is ONLY at the locations listed for businesses with multiple locations. Cards will be available for pick-up and drop-off through February 9, 2022 during their normal operating hours. Simply take one card, or as many as you need, color the card/s, and return them before the deadline. Feel free to drop-off your hand-made cards as well!

Mr. Wolf Expresso and Art & Design Bookstore
900 Camp St, Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70130 (located in the Contemporary Arts Center)
Hours: 8 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday; 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday & Sunday

Baldwin & Co coffee + bookstore
1030 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm, Sunday to Saturday, Closed on Holidays

Louisiana Dental Center
7010 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125
Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Thursday; 8 am to 3 pm, Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, Saturday

Pepperoni Ray’s
5339 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm, Monday to Saturday, Closed on Sunday and Holidays

PJ’s Coffee Gentilly
6600 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7 am to 4 pm, Closed on Holidays

PJ’s Coffee on Read Blvd.
5733 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
Hours: 7 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week except on Holidays

Swan River Yoga Arabi
7011 St. Claude Avenue, Arabi, LA 70032
Hours vary and pick-up and drop-off is before or after classes

Kreative Image Barber & Beauty Salon
4021 Behrman Hwy, Suite N, New Orleans, LA 70114
Hours: 7 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday

MAIL TO:
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (or FFLIC)
PO Box 56877, New Orleans, LA 70156
Mail your card(s) now so that they will be received by February 9, 2022 to our office!

MAKE A VIDEO
You can also make a video and upload it on our Facebook page!

Script:
My name is ___ and I stand in love with incarcerated youth and with FFLIC. I want you to know you are not forgotten and we are working together to make a better youth justice system that gives you the support you need. [Additional message of support for youth that is from the heart. Please do not make any promises!]

 

SHARE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA:
Join our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram via @FFLICLA and follow our Facebook “Stand in Love” page for updates and content that you can share to help support and promote this campaign. Share with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc to raise awareness! Add hashtags: #StandInLove2022, #LetKidsBeKids, #LoveBeyondBars, #CountDownToLove #NoMorePrisons

You can access our shared file  to pair with this sample message:

I ‘Stand in Love’ with Louisiana’s incarcerated children and @FFLICLA. 73% of Louisianans support a youth justice system focused on prevention and rehabilitation rather than punishment @LouisianaGov #NoMorePrisons

Details

Start:
January 1
End:
February 9