Angel Tree allows us to share the love of God with hundreds of local children who have a mom or dad in prison, who can often to be filled with feelings of abandonment, loneliness, and shame.
The Angel Tree program begins when a prisoner registers with their prison chaplain. Our church then receives a list of families and, through the generosity of our congregation, each child is provided with two gifts – a clothing item and a “fun” item. The gifts are given on behalf of the incarcerated parent at a breakfast party hosted here at VC.
Angel Tree is a partnership with Prison Fellowship, which was founded in 1982 by an ex-prisoner who witnessed firsthand the strained relationship between prisoners and their children and has grown to become the largest national outreach specifically for the children of prisoners.
Donate gifts. Pick an “Angel” off the tree in the lobby (or request one online), purchase the gift requested and drop it back off in the lobby or church office.
Volunteer by wrapping gifts on Wednesday Dec 9 starting at 6:30 PM.
Volunteer at the Christmas Drive-thru Party on Saturday, December 12. Volunteers arrive at 7:30 AM and finish at 11:00 AM to help set up, help with greeting, cheering and waving. Help sorting and running gifts to guests cars. No volunteers are needed for delivering this year.
Guest families will be driving up the morning of Saturday, December 12 to a festive atmosphere with holiday blow-ups.
There will be volunteers lining the horse-shoe drive waving, cheering, clapping and supporting our guests.
The families and caregivers will receive their gifts to take home.