Holiday tree needs angels

By Jim Forbes

Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners and their families, is urging residents, churches and other organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help sponsor area children of incarcerated parents in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. Three counties needing the most support are Dallas, Tarrant and Ellis. 

“Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that serves incarcerated parents by giving them a pathway to restore and strengthen relationships with their children and families,” said James Ackerman, president and CEO of Prison Fellowship. “Every Christmas, Angel Tree mobilizes local churches and organizations to minister to hundreds of thousands of children by delivering a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their mom or dad behind bars. In addition, many of our partner churches meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of prisoners’ families through year-round ministry such as summer camps and mentoring.”

If you would like more information on how you can sponsor an Angel Tree child in your area or would like to help in other ways, contact our Angel Tree hotline at:

1-800-55-ANGEL (26435).