Bayside Community Care supports Prison Fellowship in reaching out to families that have a family member in prison through their international program, Angel Tree.
On Christmas Day, thousands of children in Australia open a present from their father or mother or grandparent who is not there – they are in prison. If it weren’t for Angel Tree, these children would miss out on a gift from their missing relative.
Incarcerated relatives can nominate their children by supplying name, age, gender, carer’s contact details and, if possible, the interests of the children.
Prison Fellowship then calls on supporters and friends to donate gifts or money to buy gifts. These are then delivered to the homes of the children or given out at a prison Christmas party.