United Campus ministry launch ‘Angel Tree’ Christmas

Delivering gifts of love and a message of hope to children of prisoners is the aim of Angel Tree Christmas sponsored by United Campus Ministry. This is the second year for the Angel Tree promotion.”If you’re a first-time volunteer, you’ll soon understand our excitement and enthusiasm as we reach out to families of prisoners,” said Connie Breaux, campus ministry director.

There is so much joy that comes with sharing Christ’s love with children who have a mom or dad in prison, said Breaux.

Angel Tree Christmas gives churches/ communities an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.

“Participating in Angel Tree is a powerful way for your church community to lovingly answer the biblical call, said the director.

Many churches make an annual commitment to this program, and recognize it as a way to care for some of the most overlooked members of society.

Angel Tree Christmas works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent.

“Last year was so wonderful; we felt that this would be a great way to reach out to the community especially “The Children of The Storm in New Orleans” who have lost so much,” Breaux said.

There are 75 Angels waiting to be helped, if each club/organization and department would adopt an angel the ministry will have one more success story in the name of Grambling State University. Please come by the Spiritual Center in Robinson Hall and register to become a Christmas donor for the Angel Tree Project.

An organization can come to Robinson Hall Monday – Saturday 10:30 a.m.. – 10 p.m., Saturday, 7 – 10 p.m. and Sunday 7- 9 p.m.

The deadline for returning gifts is Friday, Nov 30 or Sunday, Dec 2. The gifts should cost no more than $40 (3 gifts, clothing, books, music etc).

For more information contact SWAT Leaders 318 274 3135 or Rev. Connie Breaux at 318-614-6152 or email www.angeltree.org.

The organization will hold Christmas Celebration of Lessons and Carols Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke Episcopal Chapel on Main Street.