Christmas at the Jail 6
December 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Separation from a parent at Christmas time is difficult on any child but for the poor and innocent child, separated by a two inch plate of glass, it may be hardest of all. These blameless young enter a world of jailers and bars, cold and frightening, in a futile grasp at normalcy during perhaps the single most important family time of the year.
The emotional scars they experience and which may last a lifetime are ministered at Harris County Adult Detention Center by Santa Claus and several dozen elves who await these precious children as they walk out of the building. It is at this point that a miracle often occurs which can immediately be seen on the faces of these little ones. In the midst of the Fat Jolly Gentleman and piles of presents you can see their shaken faith in life return and a light of rekindled joy flicker in their eyes.
Join End Mass Incarceration Houston in association with Houston Peace and Justice Center and Bering United Methodist Church as we are blessed by the Angels at 1200 Baker Street in downtown Houston on Sunday December 23rd from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Toys may be dropped off during business hours at Bering United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold Street Houston. Financial donations may be sent to www.HPJC.org or sent snail mail to Houston Peace and Justice Center, PO Box 66234, Houston, TX 77006 and please make notation that donation is for the Christmas event.
For more information call Michael Allen at 281-714-8278