God is rewriting the stories of children all over the country
Christmas is just around the corner, and the first Angel Tree® parties and gift deliveries are about to begin. By the time the Angel Tree season has finished, Angel Tree® will have blessed more than 300,000 children of prisoners with a Christmas gift, a note from their incarcerated parent, and a chance to hear the Gospel.
Many of these children are like Jeremy.
'VALUABLE CHRISTMAS MEMORIES'
"My mom went to prison shortly after my seventh birthday," Jeremy remembers. "Dad was already in prison. I was living with my grandmother. Angel Tree memories are the most valuable Christmas memories I have."
For a while, Jeremy thought that his mother had hand-picked each of his gifts from the store.
"[But] when my mom got out of prison, I found that the gifts weren't literally from her," Jeremy says. "Someone else bought and delivered them for her. But it didn't make me sad at all. It made me very happy that there are people in the world that would think of kids like me. It made me really grateful that strangers cared enough about me to try to make me happy."