GIFTS FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE A PARENT IN PRISON
Become a Christmas angel by sending a gift to a child who otherwise wouldn’t receive one.
Through the Prison Fellowship International program Angel Tree, you can send a Christmas gift to the child of an incarcerated parent. The gift is sent in the name of the parent, including a personal letter to his/her child.
In cooperation with the prisons, gifts are sent to the most needy of families.
Children of incarcerated parents are often referred to as the unseen victims of crime, often stigmatized as a result of the collapse of their family. The children face the effects of their parents’ behavior, including long-term separation as well as other effects of the sentence.
In the program, volunteers choose a gift for a specific aged boy or girl. The gift is always newly purchased and a recommended price is given for each age category. Placed within the package is a personal letter from the incarcerated parent to their child. The package is wrapped, mailed or delivered to the address of the family of the child. The child knows through this gift that their parent is thinking of them and loves them.
If you don’t have time to purchase a gift yourself, you may choose to help with a financial donation to the program.
Between August and October, MVS provides the opportunity for churches and organizations the possibility of participating. Various prisons are also gathering up the names of the most needy children to whom a gift will be given.
Applications for the program can be found online at http:/www.prisonfellowship.cz/
Please join with us in helping children of incarcerated parents.
Thank you very much,
Prison Fellowship Czech Republic
‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’ Mt 25:40