Show a child how much they are loved

When Christmas comes, prisoners’ children often wonder, Does my mommy or daddy still love me? Do they even remember me anymore?

But with your help today, a prisoner’s child can receive a wonderful surprise for Christmas—a gift chosen just for them by their incarcerated parent, along with a note to remind them that they are loved and haven’t been forgotten.

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“Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree is a life-changing experience— for everyone involved.—Chuck Colson

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Be blessed in a way that you never could have imagined

Your generosity helps provide the only Christmas that many prisoners’ children will get to have. But you will also experience the profound joy of showing a child unconditional love.

This year our goal is to give gifts and the Gospel to at least 320,000 prisoners’ kids. That’s big!
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About Angel Tree

Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that gives parents behind bars a way to restore and strengthen relationships with their children through a tangible experience of God’s love—especially at Christmas.
Here’s how it works.

A mom or dad behind bars asks for help to give Christmas to their kids. Thousands of incarcerated parents are signing up their children right now.

Your donation will help deliver a gift and the Gospel to a child on behalf of their parent who is in prison.

Volunteers share the Good News that Jesus came to save!

Children come to know Christ, prisoners’ hearts are opened to the Gospel, and families are restored!

“The looks on their faces were priceless when they received their gifts. Thank you!” —an Angel Tree mom

Share in the 35-year legacy of pointing children to Jesus

2.7 million American children have a parent in prison—that’s one in every elementary school classroom. Some are so young that they don’t even understand why mom or dad is gone. These kids are often sad, lonely, and desperate to feel loved. We’ve got to reach them, and Angel Tree can.

Since 1982, when a former prisoner named Mary Kay Beard started Angel Tree, caring friends like you have delivered more than 10 million gifts to girls and boys with a mom or dad in prison.

With each gift we deliver, we also share the Gospel. And this year, many Angel Tree families will receive their very own, full-text children’s Bible and a colorful Christmas storybook that tells the story of Jesus’ birth in simple language that even a young child can understand.

But we depend on people like you to make it all possible.

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Make a difference for eternity TODAY

“When I was just 10 days old, my dad was incarcerated. I didn’t know him. But every year, I would receive a gift from Angel Tree, and that was what brought hope to me.” —former Angel Tree child

Other ways to get involved


James 5:16 reminds us that, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (NIV). And the faithful friends who pray for prisoners’ children are also an essential part of Angel Tree.

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You’ll help give an Angel Tree Christmas to even more prisoners’ children. Your friends and family will experience the joy of changing lives, too.


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Your monthly partnership will help share the love of Jesus with prisoners’ children all year long. By providing ongoing opportunities for these kids, you’ll put many on the path to happy, healthy, God-honoring lives.

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