How will the children
of prisoners manage at Christmas this year?
Can you imagine what it is like to feel as though no-one
cares about you, at a time when the TV is showing shiny new
toys or the latest electronic gizmo?
Can you imagine not getting
anything from your mother or father because they are in
prison at this time and don’t have the means of buying you a
gift or two.
That is what it is like for
possibly up to 22,000 children in our country at present
and, as the prison numbers grow, that number will increase.
Our Angel Tree Christmas Gift
scheme has been operating for many years with over 3800
presents delivered last year to some 1550 caregivers’ homes.
This year we are aiming far higher and also commencing a
scheme to take some children to a camp next July.
However this year has created a
number of financial pressures for us, exacerbated by the
Canterbury earthquake’s effect on churches and volunteers,
changes to our Auckland structure and the necessity to make
provision for this increased demand. We estimate that we
need to raise some $50,000 to cover this.
We would like you to consider
sending us a gift towards Angel Tree, before 1st December if
possible. $25 buys one set of gifts for a child of a
prisoner, $50 covers all the costs involved in publicising
the scheme in prisons and the transactions of getting this
gift to a caregiver.
for the food for the 5 day camp and follow up, for the child
of a prisoner next July.
$25 Gifts for a child
$50 Gifts and all costs
$100 Covers food for camp and follow up for a child
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