Angel Tree is a nation-wide, Prison Fellowship program that focuses on connecting incarcerated parents to their children. Each Christmas season, Angel Tree seeks to bring restoration to families dealing with incarceration through the delivery of Christmas gifts and the Gospel on behalf of the parent.
Since 2001 TRAILS has been the Angel Tree Coordinator for Beaver County, and with the help of the surrounding community, has successfully connected an average of 300 local children to their incarcerated family members each year in this way. Children with a father or mother incarcerated in a federal or state prison or the Beaver County Jail may all participate.
Each year TRAILS has looked for ways to expand the program to better meet the needs of the local community. For example, last year TRAILS included individuals residing in local half-way and three-quarter-way houses in the program. For the upcoming season, TRAILS would like to set the goal of providing each child with a Bible in addition to their other gifts, connecting families to the source of Truth and Life through the written Word of God. TRAILS is currently researching and exploring various options in order to find the cheapest, most efficient way in accomplishing this goal.
Every Angel Tree child will receive a clothing item(s) totaling $25.00 AND a recreational/toy item also totaling $25.00.
If you are interested in purchasing gifts for one or more children on behalf of their parents, or volunteering in any other way, please call Abigail Young at (724) 944-8518.
If you would like to donate towards the overall work of TRAILS through Angel Tree, please make checks payable to TRAILS Ministries, Inc., making sure to include “Angel Tree” on the memo line. Please be sure to send checks to:
P.O. Box 157
918 7th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Donations are tax deductible.
Even if you can’t participate financially, there are other ways that you might be able to volunteer your time towards this program:
- Volunteer to pray over families by name
- Volunteer to call families to identify gift ideas, sizes, etc.
- Provide a meal for an Angel Tree Family
- Volunteer to deliver gifts (week of Christmas)
- Volunteer to help at an Angel Tree Party happening at Geneva College