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Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach

 
$2,250.00 contributions
42 donors

Our Mission:

Ministering through the heart of Jesus to the broken hearts of those impacted by the criminal justice system, both those incarcerated, re-entering and their families.
Your donations help support our ministry with:
-Re-entry programs for released offenders and their families.
-Church services held regularly inside the prisons and jails.
-The Apple Tree Project Christmas gifts for children of incarcerated parents.
-Christmas gift bags for currently incarcerated inmates.
-Overhead costs of maintaining an office.





COME MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS!  During the Great Community Give, on April 17th, members of our Board will be at our office periodically throughout the day.  On that day we will hold a “Fundraising Power Hour” from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Your gift could possibly give us a cash prize if we have the greatest number of individual donors during this hour.  We plan on having hotdogs for your enjoyment! 

 
The Apple Tree Project
Each year Kingsway Family Outreach serves as host site for the Apple Tree Project, which provides Christmas gifts for the children of incarcerated parents.  People are encouraged to pick “apples” with the name and wished-for items for a specific child.  The "apples" are made available through churches, the Kingsway office, and other venues.  Donors purchase the wished-for gifts and return them unwrapped, along with a donation for shipping, to the Kingsway office or designated location by a specified date in time for delivery by ministry volunteers.  Volunteers wrap the presents and prepares them for shipment.  The presents are delivered by volunteers or shipped via UPS to the children in time for Christmas.

Inmate Christmas Gift Project
Approximately 5,000 Christmas gift bags are distributed personally by Kingsway Outreach volunteers to inmates in prisons and jails in Virginia.  Each gift bag contains items that are approved by the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Each year we need 5,000 of each item below:
        #2 wooden yellow pencils UNSHARPENED
        Regular size tooth paste (not to exceed 6 oz.) 
        5" x 8" mini legal pad with wide strip at top
        Donate $'s to purchase acceptable lip balm







November 31, 2018
 
My name is Amber Davidson, I was incarcerated in 2012 at Harrisonburg Virginia regional jail for manufacturing of methamphetamine. I was there from Florida away from anyone and everyone I once knew. God brought me to a place of pure surrender and I was forced to call on His name if I wanted help. I was isolated away from things which linked to my former self and He began to show me who I was predestined to be. In this process He shown me what the love of Christ looked like on the face of another. Kingsway prison ministry was one of those faces, Louise Jennings, through my rough edged attitude loved me anyways. She was my chaplain and while battling to defeat my old character she would give me guidance in the word and lead me down the path of righteousness. She went and got my belonging which was all I had and stored them in a unit for 2 long years. She took her time, talent and resource to help me when I was released to get all the things I needed to get my life back up and running. We have also stayed in touch and been able to serve at a conference which has helped me grow as a woman of God to help birth the ideas for my own ministry. Kingsway loved me when I wasn’t lovable and helped me see that there was still good in the world. This ministry also showed me what it was to be the hands and feet of God.  

 

James M donated $55.00
Rodney P donated $10.00
Christine L donated $10.00
Gail T donated $50.00
Meredith C donated $50.00
Jeanne C donated $50.00

Updates and Donors' Comments

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May the contributions for this cause turn someone's life around so they may be a blessing to others.

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Board Member

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I was impacted by 3 murders. I would never have considered prison ministry as a way to heal. But God sent me to Kingsway as an office volunt