November 21, 2020 12:00am
Contact: Keola RichardsKeola Richards
At Christmas we connect with the ones we love. But what if there is a child with a parent in prison—feeling lonely, abandoned, and hurt? Through Angel Tree, you can connect a child with their parent behind bars and offer joy and hope to a prisoner’s family.
New Hope Oahu's Prison Ministry annually supports the Angel Tree program provided by Prison Fellowship Program, a national Christian faith-based organization. In prior years, NHO members would select a child (from our assigned list of children), buy and wrap a Christmas gifts, and return them to NHO Prison Ministry volunteers for delivery to the children in the name of incarcerated parents. This year, due to COVID-19, we will change our process to keep our church members and our keiki safe. Instead of assigning donors gift requests from the children to purchase, wrap and return, we are accepting monetary donations. Our team will then purchase gifts for the children with the funds raised.
How can you help?:
We suggest a gift of $20 to purchase a gift for each child, and a gift of $50 will purchase a grocery gift card for a holiday meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the "Angel Tree" program?
New Hope Prison Ministry annually supports the Angel Tree program administered by Prison Fellowship Program, a national Christian faith-based organization. Incarcerated men and women fill out a request form with the age, gender and type of gift the parent wishes for their child.
How is the program affected by COVID-19?
This year, due to COVID-19, we will change our process to keep our church members and our keiki safe. Instead of collecting gifts from NHO donors for the children of the incarcerated and families, we are asking for monetary donations.
How will the monetary donations be used?
New Hope Oahu Prison Ministry volunteers will purchase gifts to match to the age, gender and “wish” of the keiki's.
All donations will go toward the Angel Tree children and caregivers.
How will the children and caregivers receive their gifts?
The weekend of December 19-20, volunteers will deliver the gifts to the families in a “holiday bag” with Angel Tree gift tag. Our volunteers will pray for the incarcerated parent and family and will invite them to visit New Hope Oahu.
For more information, contact: U'ilani (610) 299-1170, Susan (808) 202-1063, Chris (610) 299-8546, or Carlos (808) 656-9861.