December 25, 2021 12:00am
It's hard to believe that this is Providence's 6th year doing Angel Tree for the children of moms at Chester County Prison. It's become such a blessing to all who participate, forcing us to reach outside our comfort zones and into the lives of those who are vulnerable. Through Angel Tree we provide Christmas gifts to children on behalf of their incarcerated parent(s). Our Angel Tree is unique in that we sponsor siblings together, not individually. We also ask you to contact their caregiver to discuss gift ideas and arrange delivery, making it a much more personal, relational experience.
You can sign up online through our laptop in the lobby or by scanning our QR code with your cell phone (hold up QR cards). Choose a family based on the number of children and their location, and make note of their form #. Once signed up, give Michelle Manthey their form #, and she'll provide you with their information, a Bible to pass on to the family and more. If it's a large family, consider doing it as a small group or with someone else.
We also want to ensure that every Angel Tree family has God's Word in their home. So had teen Bibles donations, but need donations to cover the cost of the Jesus Storybook Bibles given to families with young children ($25 covers the cost of 3 Bibles). You can find the PayPal link on our sign up form or see Michelle at the table for paying with cash/check.
Please consider sponsoring a vulnerable family this Christmas through our uniquely personal Angel Tree program. Visit the table in the lobby today to learn more and to sign up. If you are watching this online, go to Providence's website for the link. Thank you!
Additional info. for the website:
To donate toward the Bibles by check, make payable to LTM with “Angel Tree” in the comments section and mail to: LTM, PO Box 29, Coatesville, PA 19320.