Christmas 2023 is getting closer and there will be 30,000 children separated from their parent due to a custodial sentence. Prison Fellowship UK volunteers offer those eligible parents the opportunity to send a gift to each child with a personalised gift tag, which will bring hope to their family by guarding their relationship and provide godly intervention to the trauma of living apart. The Angel Tree project has proved to lessen the re-offending rate and brings emotional healing to the children.
One Dad at a local prison recently said to his Chaplain, “I have been so thrilled with Angel Tree gifts sent to my children that I will be the Wing representative this year!” Plymouth donations have enabled gifts sent to over 100 different children with the feedback from the home carer to describe what a positive difference it has made. With your help we can do it again!
Information can be accessed from the website at: prisonfellowship.org.uk/get-involved/angel-tree
We invite you to become aware of this intervention and participate in prayer and practical support. Free resources are available for your use at the links, including a video testimony of a parent; a powerpoint presentation, both which can be downloaded. Local volunteers serving HMP Dartmoor are willing to provide a video presentation that can be used in a service or small group setting. You can request the video or prayer news from Trish Baxter who is the Angel Tree Co-ordinator locally. E-mail: [email protected]