You can help change the life of a prisoner’s child FOREVER this Christmas.
Every child has a story. For 2.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration.
Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.
Register Your Church or Group
Does your church or group love sharing the Gospel? Do you have a special concern for the vulnerable and families? Register for Angel Tree Christmas today. We’ll help you re-connect hurting families and share the Good News of Jesus Christ—the ultimate Christmas gift—with inmates’ children who live right in your area. Your simple act of love will give joy to families who might otherwise have little to celebrate, and your church will live out the true meaning of Christmas. Learn more.
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Make a Donation
Christmas is approaching quickly, and we need your help to reach the 32,642 children left on our list. They yearn for their parents’ love and hope for even one Christmas filled with joy. More than that, they are in desperate need of a loving Savior who will fill the void in their hearts and who will bring complete restoration to their broken families destroyed by crime.
Each $12.25 you send right now will help reach ONE prisoner’s child with a Christmas gift, the Gospel, and a loving message given on behalf of their parent in prison.
Donate to Angel Tree
“When you partner with Angel Tree, you can have confidence that your gift will be used widely and effectively to minister to prisoners and their families. I support their efforts and encourage you to do so as well.”
Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church
It starts with a gift—but it leads to so much more. Keep sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with inmates’ children all year long!
Angel Tree Camping
When inmates’ children go to Angel Tree summer camp, they experience normal childhood joys—and learn more about God’s great love for them!
Angel Tree Mentoring
Angel Tree helps match at-risk inmates’ children with caring, consistent adult mentors to help them stay on course for a bright future.
Angel Tree Year-Round
Share Christ’s love at Christmas and beyond. Angel Tree Year-Round reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ every day.
Who We Are
Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program is the only nationwide, year-round effort that specifically reaches out to the 2.7 million innocent children who carry the heavy burden of their parents’ incarceration. At Christmastime, Angel Tree introduces prisoners and their children to Jesus and brings restoration to families destroyed by crime.
What We Do
Through the delivery of a Christmas gift and the Gospel given on behalf of the incarcerated parent, Angel Tree boys and girls are given the free gift of salvation, feel loved and remembered by their parent, and experience the simple joys of the Christmas season. Angel Tree also provides ministry to the children through its summer camping program and promotes family reconciliation through discipleship and mentoring.
How You Can Help
There are 425,000 Angel Tree children that we need to reach this Christmas—but we can only reach them through the help of generous friends like you. You can register your church or group to help purchase, wrap, and deliver a gift for each child on behalf of his or her incarcerated parent—and in the process, share the Gospel. Or you can make a donation to Angel Tree that will help provide financial support, gifts, and other resources to Angel Tree and it’s church partners.
Will you be the one to bring them to Jesus this Christmas?
Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent.
Many churches make an annual commitment to this highly rewarding program, and recognize it as a way to care for some of the most overlooked members of our communities.
Angel Tree Christmas begins when a church member registers their church for the program with the support of their pastor or other church leader(s). Once a church is registered, the process works like this:
- Receive Angel Tree Names: Sometime in the fall, Angel Tree coordinators will receive the names of children who were signed-up by their mom or dad in prison.
- Display Angel Tree Name Tags: Name tags of these children and gift suggestions are displayed in your church.
- Angel Tree Announcement: Church members need to be notified of the program —bulletin, pulpit announcement, bulletin board, etc.—and invited to select names from the Angel Tree display.
- Gift purchase and delivery: Church members purchase, wrap, and deliver a gift for each child on behalf of his or her incarcerated parent—and in the process, share the Gospel.
The cost of Angel Tree Christmas is minimal, approximately $20 per child reached. When we send you the children’s names, we will include a suggestion for a toy type that the prisoner picked out using our gift guide. You will confirm with the child’s caregiver that this would be a good gift for the child. This is simply a minimum requirement and churches/volunteers may purchase gift(s) as they are led and see fit.
Each gift must be new and valued at $15-25.
Ready for the life-changing adventure of Angel Tree Christmas? Please complete the church registration form or call us at 1-800-55-ANGEL if you have questions. When we receive your registration, we’ll send you our Quickstart Kit, video, and everything else you need to get started.
Through works of grace, acts of justice, and proclaiming truth, Prison Fellowship Ministries is an expression of the church, bringing peace to a broken world.