Christmas at the Jails VII
December 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
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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.
On Christmas Eve this year, End Mass Incarcation Houston, in association with The Positive Black Male Association of Houston, Houston Peace and Justice Center, and Bering United Methodist Church, will change the world with Love. We will give gifts to children, visiting their jailed parents, as they emerge from the two largest jails in the city. Join us as we try to heal some of the wounds inflicted by this world on the most innocent in it. In this we are in part healed too. Come out and receive the greatest gift of all. Bring unwrapped gifts and your smile.
Gifts of money may be sent to HPJC.org (mention ‘Jails’) and are tax deductible. Call Michael at 281-714-8278 for more information.
- End Mass Incarceration
- Houston Peace & Justice Center
- Harris County Jail
San Jacinto St. at Baker St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States + Google Map