Christmas Miracle Gift Drive 2020
The BEST Miracle EVER Was A GIFT!
Since 2018 The Four-Seven Prison Ministry and Crossroads have collaborated to present the Annual Christmas Miracle Gift Drive to Ohio Prisons and families, separated during the holiday season. Each year we've served as many as 250 kids, their parents and caregivers, taking food, fun and families behind prison walls. Well, a 2020 pandemic... is NOT stopping us! For now, we're not able to bring a lot in; so we're ensuring the LOVE goes out!
This year, parents from (4) area prisons* completed requests for a total of... 585 kids! That's right! We've expanded our reach. We know when a parent is incarcerated, the entire family is impacted by the sentence. That's why we are so grateful for our consistently faithful community. What's super cool is... no matter where you live, or how you heard about us, YOU too can help ensure there are smiles on Christmas morning!
HOW do you participate? We've made that super EASY! It's also completely COVID-friendly for you and our families! YOUR $35 Gift Card selections (or Special Donation amounts to cover even more) will ensure all caregivers receive a gift card for EACH child in a Special Decorated Gift Box, filled with FUN holiday treats and Crossroads Kids Club surprises. And there's MORE...the Gift Boxes will also include ...a handwritten, personal message from Mom or Dad inside a children's book or motivational journal for EACH child!
Take a look below at our 2018 DCI Christmas Miracle Video, where (...minus a pandemic) we brought families TOGETHER with face painting, gifts and more! This year, we get to reassure families that although WE ALL MISS THE HUGS (for them it's been 9-10 months due to COVID visiting restrictions), 'Real Christmas Miracles' are about HEARTS...HOPE...and LOVE... that nothing can separate!
Thank YOU for making a difference for the families we get to serve!
*Serving Dayton Correctional Institution, Lebanon Correctional,London Correctional Institution and Warren Correctional Institution
|HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:|
1. November 27 - December 13 Participants select Gift Cards or make a Special Donation for kids with
2. December 5 - December 19 Gift cards and personal messages from incarcerated parents are packaged
3. December 5 - December 21 Four-Seven volunteers & friends provide contactless delivery or ship USPS
4. December 25...and beyond! Families experience YOUR gifts converted to...SMILES!