For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of year, when our families are together sharing in the joy of the season and it’s especially exciting for our eagerly awaiting little ones. However, for some of our neighbors right here where we live, Christmas just isn’t the same, for a child of a parent who is serving time in prison. Heartwarming moments together are often replaced with loneliness, heartache, and questions. What we are trying to do is provide a little joy to these children and their families by not just dropping off a gift but by providing them an opportunity to meet other families like them in a more loving and caring atmosphere. We are planning a night of food, fun, and fellowship with these children and their families where we attempt to take their mind off the pain they might be feeling.
Every Christmas, we invite families affected by incarceration to come out for a night of food, entertainment, toys, and fun. We have balloon artists visit each table to provide every child with a balloon character. Food provided by local restaurants, local entertainers, pictures with Santa, and goodie bags to take home. The children love it and the parents get to enjoy a night out at no expense.
If you would like to support our efforts by donating to help us please click on the donate tab above and donate via PayPal or send a check/ money order to:
A Vision of Redemption, Inc
43 S Powerline Road #457
If you are in need and your child has a parent incarcerated, you may submit your info on our toys for tots website and be sure to include in the comments “AVOR Christmas Banquet” and the DCN of your incarcerated loved one so that we may send you an invite to come and join us.
We look forward to serving you.