Partner with Somebody Cares Tampa Bay & Angel Tree
to Bring Joy to Children this Christmas
How many times have you thought, “I want to make a difference in someone’s life.” Or, maybe you have asked yourself, “How can our church do more to touch lives?” Here is an opportunity to do just that. Angel Tree is a program designed to minister to children of an incarcerated parent. Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree was originally the idea of Mary Kay Beard’s; she was a former prisoner in prison for safe cracking and bank robbing. Mary Kay was even on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and served six years in an Alabama prison.
During her time there she watched incarcerated mothers scramble at Christmas time to find a way to get a gift of any kind to their children. The gifts that the children received were simple gifts; i.e. small bottles of shampoo, etc. that were donated by churches for the women’s use. Even though these were very simple gifts from a mother to her child, the children reacted with such joy that Mary Kay realized that it wasn’t “the gift” itself, but it was knowing that their mother loved them…that was the gift! The restoration of family relationships is at the heart of Angel Tree – restoring and reconciling the relationship between a parent and child and between God and his children – especially those dealing with the harsh reality of incarceration and separation. The Gospel message is an integral part of our program.
If you or your church/organization wants to participate,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-536-2273.
Your commitment: Buy a gift $20 in value and wrap it.
Place the Angel Tree Tag on gift and return to us for delivery by Friday, December 18th at 4:00 pm.
ABOUT SOMEBODY CARES TAMPA BAY
Founded in 1997, Somebody Cares Tampa Bay is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a distinguished history of meeting practical needs of people within the community.
We believe that caring is contagious, and it is our passion to create a "Caretagious" community that extends throughout Tampa Bay and beyond!
Through collaboration with community, ministerial and civic leaders, our volunteer-driven organization accomplishes big things because, "We can do more together than apart."