CHRISTMAS FOR INCARCERATED YOUTH
We have secured
approval from managements at SJJS and DBI to send in
Christmas treats and stockings; they will be
delivered to the pods; we will be unable to do any
parties. Some of our ‘usual’ providers may or may
not be able to participate or fully participate but
we feel it very important that we provide a blessing
to those incarcerated as well as the faithful staff
supporting them. I’m sure there have been and still
are many lonely moments for staff and residents
So, we are looking for homemade cookies & the like.
A touch of home via homemade is more important than
ever this year. For one of the SJJS pods all treats
MUST BE NUT FREE as one of the residents is deathly
allergic to nuts , nut based products or anything
produced in a facility that produces with nuts. If
you are providing nut free products please so
stipulate on your packaging!. ALSO,
if anyone has access to travel size shampoo,
conditioners and non alcoholic mouth wash we would
be pleased to have them for the stockings.
How This Works:
you wish to participate we look to pick up from you
the weeks of 12/6 and 12/13. Upon receipt we repack
into a variety using aluminum ‘hotel pans’ so we
need the early arrival to get this done. Delivery to
the facilities is going to take place on 12/22 and
If you are
unable to participate we would be pleased to accept
a monetary donation. If we run short of goodies we
will need to purchase. We also supplement some of
our regular bakers with dollars as they would be
unable to provide for us otherwise. Between
residents and staff we provide for around 650.
HAVE HAD SOME RESPONSES; IF YOU HAVE ALREADY
RESPONDED THERE IS NO NEED TO DO SO AGAIN.
we begin our 25th year ministering to
incarcerated youth let us make this a wonderful
Christmas for those so often written off.
Prayerfully and with thanks,
Here is the latest concerning our return as advised
by the centers COO:
Although the Governor extended
the orders, all CCI (Child caring Institutions) are
under strict protocols from Lansing. We do not
anticipate opening visitation to Guardians until
mid/end summer per our DHHS directives with very
strict rules. We do not anticipate opening
visitation to non guardians until at the earliest
Fall/Winter, if at all this year.
IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE CONTINUE IN PRAYER!
It has been suggested that we as a team meet in an
appropriate setting to pray over all of this. We
will take this under advisement. IN THE MEANTIME
PLEASE CONTINUE IN PRAYER! As your church opens take
it please to your congregation. Continue too to pray
residents, staff and managements not only for where
we serve but all over this country AS WELL AS THE
CURRENT SITUATION OF UNREST IN THE COUNTRY. May
peace and justice prevail.
DUE TO COVID-19
WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MINISTER TO THE YOUTH.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM AND THE STAFFS THAT ATTEND