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Funds requested

Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 12:05 pm

The Tennessee Department of Correction and Prison Fellowship have teamed up this holiday season to help the children of inmates. The Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program helps connect community volunteers with families of prisoners. The public’s help is desperately needed in this effort, according to a spokesman. Prisoners sign up for their children to receive Christmas gifts from volunteers on behalf of the incarcerated parent. “When kids receive a Christmas gift from a parent who’s away, they know that they are loved and remembered even if they can’t be together,” said TDOC Volunteer Services Director Richard Dixon. There are nearly 2,000 unsponsored children statewide this year, including 400 in Nashville. To make a donation by mail, send a check to: Prison Fellowship, P.O. Box 1077, Hendersonville, TN 37077 or call (615) 989-1455. Published in The Messenger 12.1.08

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