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FSF Spring 2017 Envelope Stuff-A-Thon

by Molly de Blanc Contributions Published on May 23, 2017 10:11 AM
Join FSF staff and volunteers in the FSF office (in Downtown Boston), to snack, chat, and, of course, help get out the Spring mailing.
When Jun 05, 2017 11:00 AM to
Jun 08, 2017 04:00 AM
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June 5-8th brings the Free Software Foundation's Spring 2017 Envelope Stuff-A-Thon - an essential part of our annual fundraising in which we, the FSF staff, and an army of volunteers meet to mail ten thousand letters around the world. This is a key part of what helps us raise money to defend software freedom, and we need you for it to work. Help us stuff, seal, and send these envelopes, and you will enjoy:

  • The gratitude of the entire FSF staff, all of whom will be very glad to see you;

  • Lunch and dinner and snacks and drinks on us;

  • The opportunity to meet and greet and chitchat with not only the FSF staff but also friendly members of the local free software community - a knowledgeable and colorful gang if ever there was one. Are you at loose ends looking for collaborators on a software project? Are you missing a key piece of computing know-how? Do you just want to be more plugged in? This is your chance;

  • An advance look at our Spring/Summer 2017 Bulletin, scores of which we will put in the mail together;

  • The satisfaction of neatly folding and sorting pieces of paper (don't underestimate this!).

This letter-stuffing bonanza will occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and (if necessary) Thursday, June 5-8, from 10 AM to 9 PM at the FSF office, 51 Franklin Street, Fifth floor, Boston. We hope to wrap everything up by Wednesday afternoon - that's how long it takes when things go smoothly - but we are prepared for surprises. Each mailing day is divided into shifts like so:

  • 10 AM to 12 PM
  • 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Lunch break (1 PM to 2 PM)
  • 2 PM to 4 PM
  • 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Dinner break (6 PM to 7 PM)
  • 7 PM to 9 PM

Can you help? Sign up online for envelope-stuffing shifts. You can even show up unannounced if you like - we won't turn you away, but letting us know will make planning for food, snacks and drinks easier. With any questions or comments please contact FSF Operations Assistant Matt Lavallee.

Thank you for supporting the Free Software Foundation!

Let's stuff mail!

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