If your church has been involved in the Angel Tree® Christmas program, you may be wondering how to get your Angel Tree kids enrolled in a Christian summer camp. Frontlines spoke with Jennifer Lowrey, Angel Tree Relationships Specialist in Sheridan, Arkansas, to learn more about how this innovative program works and how churches can get more involved.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the holiday season Chuck Colson spent behind bars. “Just hopelessness and despair,” he remembers of that Christmas in prison, not only for him, but also for all the men he had come to know in the months he spent incarcerated.
While most teenagers are playing video games or watching TV, one courageous young man from Barrington, Illinois, dedicated his summer vacation to volunteer for Angel Tree in a unique way. Jeff Varwig spent 23 days riding his bicycle from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico to raise money for the ministry, helping children of prisoners reconnect with their incarcerated parents.
There are lots of ways you can make Angel Tree deliveries personalized and fun! By adding personal touches, you can make the delivery process easier, more special, and more meaningful!
The 2010 Angel Tree Christmas program is well underway, and we’re gearing up thousands of churches and volunteers for this impactful and exciting ministry opportunity!
When fresh from prison, Sarah Montoya-Lewis attended church with her school-age daughter on the day of an Angel Tree backpack giveaway. She asked for a backpack for her daughter, and though none remained, Sarah left with much more—an instant friend in Angel Tree coordinator Barb Steward.
In the span of one year, William H. “Tank” Black went from setting the record for having the most first-round picks in the NFL draft represented by a single agent, to sitting behind bars on accusations of stealing from his clients, money-laundering, securities fraud, and illegally paying money to college players to win their business.
What makes people so passionate about helping prisoner's children? How are they making a difference? A peek into the life of a volunteer from Texas provides some answers.
Stephanie Byrd, 35, of Ft. Worth, Texas, first got involved in Angel Tree® when she was a high school senior.