Last week we had another terrific Angel Tree Gift giveaway event, our 4th. For those who may not be aware of the Angel Tree Program, it is part of Prison Fellowship. Studies continue to show that if an incarcerated parent can keep and build a relationship with their children, the likelihood of their children becoming incarcerated drops dramatically. Angel Tree helps to build that relationship by allowing inmates to sign up to get gifts for their children for Christmas. Angel Tree volunteers go out, buy the gift for that parent, wrap it, put a label on it from that parent and deliver it to the child.
Again this year, our people from HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS participated. Some were formerly incarcerated themselves, some were the family members of those incarcerated and others were our instructors and staff.
We met at In-N-Out Burger in Santa Clarita as we do every year for dinner and fellowship. Once again, In-N-Out did a terrific job, serving us with that great attitude they always have. A big shout-out to them.
After dinner, we loaded into (8) cars and caravaned our way down to the Pacioma, Sun Valley area. At each stop we sang Christmas Carols (a little off tune at times) and then gave the gifts to the children from their parent.
It was a great evening of joy and laughter all in a heart warming atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who helped. Everyone at HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS wishes you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014!!