This unique ministry gives us the opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners in the Coolidge/Florence area.
The program works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Our volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent. Each child receives two gifts – one fun gift and one article of clothing. The prisoner has selected two gift types from the Angel Tree Christmas Gift Guide. The gifts are given on behalf of the prisoner-parent in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Angel Tree Christmas™ equips churches and other organizations to serve incarcerated parents by providing a pathway for strengthening and restoring their relationships with their children and families. Angel Tree Christmas mobilizes local churches and community organizations to give hundreds of thousands of children a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their incarcerated parent. In addition, many partner churches meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of prisoners’ families through year-round ministry such as camping, sports camps, and enfolding Angel Tree families into church life.