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How Is Angel Tree Different From Other Programs?

Posted January 14, 2020
Many organizations have a mission to help children in need. What makes Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree unique? Eight-year-old Jamie stood, mouth agape, by a stranger's car in his driveway. Kind volunteers from a local church pulled presents from the open trunk. They handed them one by one to Jamie and his older brother, George. First-grader Jamie was too young to understand what his dad faced in prison, but old enough to recognize a Christmas miracle. "These

Countdown to Christmas: Deliver a Gift to an Angel Tree Child in Need

Posted December 19, 2019
Deliver a Gift to an Angel Tree Child in Need  12/19 UPDATE: 0 CHILDREN STILL IN NEED Thanks to the nearly 7,500 partners that committed to serve more than 300,000 kids this Christmas, all Angel Tree children have been assigned and registration is now closed for 2019. THANK YOU! There are still unassigned Angel Tree® children in the United States! We rely on local churches, groups, and individuals to share the joy of Christmas with the children of prisoners. While thousands

Angel Tree Christmas 2019

Posted November 22, 2019

Annual Report – Angel Tree Camping

Posted October 7, 2019
ANGEL TREE CAMPING Angel Tree Camping Gives Prisoners' Children a 'Safe Place' Angel Tree® treats thousands of prisoners’ children to Christian summer camp for a week of great fun, new friends, new experiences—and new hope that profoundly impacts their futures and their families. For the nation’s 2.7 million children with a parent in prison, camp is more than just a fun experience. Angel Tree Camping® helps send children to Christian camping partners nationwide, where they have opportunities to

Annual Report – Angel Tree Sports Clinic

Posted October 7, 2019
ANGEL TREE SPORTS CLINIC Angel Tree Sports Clinic: A Game-Changer for Kids on the Field and Off Angel Tree Sports Clinic™ is part of Prison Fellowship®’s ongoing effort to serve prisoners’ families in every season. Many children attending might not otherwise have a chance to go to an athletic clinic, let alone learn from top-tier coaches and players. At each clinic, children of prisoners receive encouragement from positive role models who understand their struggles. They develop confidence and

Annual Report – Angel Tree

Posted October 7, 2019
ANGEL TREE CHRISTMAS Angel Tree Delivers Christmas Joy for Prisoners’ Children Since 1982, Angel Tree® has been about bringing families together and sharing the Gospel—gifts more valuable than anything found inside wrapping paper. Crime and incarceration tear families apart, but Prison Fellowship®’s Angel Tree Christmas program gives incarcerated parents a pathway to restore relationships with their children. With your support, Angel Tree has reached children of incarcerated parents with more than 11 million gifts in the last 37

Repairing Relationships: How Angel Tree Comforted a Hurting Family

Posted July 18, 2019
Four-year-old Kassey didn't understand why her daddy was leaving her behind. Could Angel Tree® help a hurting family during this time of separation? Four-year-old Kassey was confused. She kept hearing about "prison" and "incarceration," but she didn't know what the words meant. She soon learned that, in her case, it meant that she wouldn't see her father regularly for several years. Growing up with an absent parent is incredibly painful for a child, especially when that parent is

Saving Christmas: Blue Ridge Fellowship Steps Up After Angel Tree Presents Stolen

Posted July 16, 2019
Strangers stole their Angel Tree® gifts two days before the Christmas party, but Ruby and her fellow Blue Ridge Fellowship volunteers discovered there was one thing that couldn't be taken away. The last thing Angel Tree coordinator Ruby Payne expected was a robbery. Two days before last December's Angel Tree event, Robin and her volunteers arrived at Blue Ridge Fellowship in Woodlawn, Virginia, party decorations in hand. They were there to move about 80 gifts from storage

Doing Time as a Family: Why Prison Fellowship Ministers to Angel Tree Families

Posted July 11, 2019
Children of prisoners are some of America's most at-risk kids. Will you help give them hope for a brighter future? The second time her mother was incarcerated, Tatianna was still a little girl, her feet dangling as she sat in the courtroom. She didn't really understand what was happening, but she still remembers how devastated she felt, hearing the judge sentence her mother to "one hundred and something months." She could hardly wrap her mind around

 

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