Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to children with incarcerated parents

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. First Baptist Church is hosting their 2nd Annual Angel Tree program.

During the Open House on November 20th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, the community can come to pick a name off the tree. It includes the gift the child would like and a letter from their incarcerated parent. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

This program is used to provide Christmas gifts to local children with a parent or parents that are currently incarcerated.

During the Open House on November 20th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, the community can come to pick a name off the tree.

The Angel will have the children’s name and the gift they would like.

It just needs to be wrapped and delivered to them by December 8th.

The gift even comes with a letter from the incarcerated parent.

“A lot of times, the kids may feel lonely,” said Carissa Smith, Coordinator. “They don’t have those important people in their lives at this time. A mom, even a dad or both. They are being raised by grandparents, maybe even great grandparents, aunts or uncles. We provide that godly influence in their lives.”

Last year, they received 78 names.

This year, they have received 125 names.