Back To School Drive

Each summer the Lopez Village Market, Islanders Bank and LIFRC collaborate to organize and collect school supplies for the Lopez Back To School Drive. This program provides Lopez students with backpacks and other school supplies to use throughout the upcoming school year.

Please consider donating school supplies to the collection bins or making a monetary donation:

 $50 will cover the cost of a new backpack filled with the required school supplies! 

Back to School

Lopez Island Family Resource Center

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center offers programs and services to support, enrich, educate, and most importantly empower the Lopez community. We recognize the realities of island life; our programs celebrate the advantages and address the challenges of our small, isolated community.

When families face difficult times, we act as a safety net, helping them meet basic needs through programs like:

Our technology lab, employment and life skills classes, and various workshops provide you with the skills you need to succeed in this technological age.

Click here to register online for a workshop

You will need a credit/debit card to register

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Save the Date: Saturday, June 25th for our Annual Literary Fundraiser Event

Save the Date!

Our 8th Annual Literary Fundraiser Event will take place on Saturday, June 25th at 6:30pm at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Come enjoy wine and a delicious dinner while listening to author Sharon Leach speak about her writing! Funds raised during the event will help support the vital work of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. This “sell-out” event will have limited tickets at $60 each available starting on June 4. If you have additional questions or would like to know more, please contact the Lopez Island Family Resource Center by phone (360-468-4117) or e-mail (

A big thank you to our many sponsors: Aeronautical Services, Ascent, Bay Cafe, Blossom, Brian & Karly Leyde, Diana Hancock Attorney at Law, Edenwild, IMC, Isabel’s, Islanders Bank, Lopez Bookshop, Lopez Island Realty, LVM, Midnight’s Farm, Pal Enterprises, Pear Publishing, Rabel Editing & Design, San Juan Pest Control, San Juan Propane, Sunset, Termulo & Associates, & Utility Management Group.

About Sharon:

Sharon Sharon Leach was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She works as a columnist, copy editor, proofreader and freelance writer for the Jamaica Observer, as well as editor for Bookends, the paper’s weekly literary arts supplement. Also a fiction writer, over 100 of her short stories have appeared in the newspaper’s Literary Arts magazine since 2000.

What You Can’t Tell Him: Stories, a collection of short fiction, her first book, was published in 2006 by Starapple Publishers (Trinidad). A second collection of stories, Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go, has recently been published by Peepal Tree Press (Great Britain). In 2011, she was a recipient of the Musgrave Bronze Medal from the Council of the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of Literature. She has participated in the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2012 in Trinidad, and in 2014, the PEN America World Voices Festival in New York.

We are excited to welcome Sharon to Lopez!

Website Survey

logoWe are looking for feedback on our website! Please fill out a survey and your name will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Sunset Builders Supply (the drawing will take place on May 23rd).

Please click HERE to take our 5 minute website survey.