Every child has a story...
For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. - PrisonFellowship.org
Shandon Baptist Church is privileged to participate in "Angel Tree Christmas" once again this year. Through the generous donations from our church members, we have the opportunity to serve families and children at our annual Angel Tree Christmas Party scheduled for Thursday, December 14.
How to get involved
1. The Main Thing:
Select an Angel - “Angel" forms with children's names and a brief description of age, gender and gift ideas for a clothing or toy item are available at the Angel Tree Christmas tree in the Gathering Place Sunday November 12, November 19 and November 26, if needed.
Purchase the gift
Bring the wrapped gift to the church by December 3
2. Provide a meal: “Angels” will also be available for members to purchase gift cards from BI-LO, a local grocery store, which will be used to provide a holiday meal for the caregivers and children.
3. Provide a Bible: ”Bible Angels" will be available for members to purchase a gift card online to allow each caregiver's family to receive a bible and a children's bible dependent upon the age of the children.
4. Volunteer: Sign up below or in the Gathering Place on Sunday morning. You can also call Shandon’s telephone number and leave a message on the Angel Tree line, (803) 782-1300, extension 500.
Help with the party
The Angel Tree Party will be on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm in the gym. There are many ways to help! Serve food, greet, help children with crafts and games, be a table host or help with gifts! There are opportunities to donate as little as 15 minutes of your time or as much time as you would like to give. Every minute is truly appreciated!
Help with present pick-up
Some families are unable to attend the party. They may be able to come by the church to pick up their gifts on Friday, December 15. Volunteers are needed from 9am-1pm and from 1pm-5pm to hand out gifts to the families.
Help with present delivery
Your opportunity to play Santa! For those unable to attend the party or pick up their gifts, we'll deliver them between December 16 and December 23. Gifts for delivery can be picked up on Friday, December 16 at 5:00 PM.