Seventy percent of prisoners’ children have caregivers who are over the age of 50. Many of these caregivers are grandparents. This Grandparents Day, we want to honor those family members who care for youth while their moms and dads are away.
Prison Fellowship’s Emily Andrews accompanied her church’s Angel Tree team to deliver gifts around Northern Virginia. This story captures the memory of what they gave—and what they unexpectedly received—on their journey to offer joy on strangers’ doorsteps.
When a parent goes to prison, their child and family do time with them. Though prisoners’ children face some extraordinary challenges, hundreds of thousands of them are finding hope each year through Angel Tree.