Back in July, we asked for your help in creating Christmas stockings for local inmates – and now it’s time to stuff them!
For the last 12 years, HELP Inc. has coordinated a wonderful program for area correctional facilities (men’s, women’s and youth), taking various donated candies and placing them in hand-made stockings, along with a message of faith and inspiration. The correctional facilities pass out these care packages to the inmates around Christmas Eve to let them know that they are not alone for the holidays – and that their prayers are being heard. Many do not have family or get any visitors, and especially around the holidays it can be very difficult. Even a small token and gesture of caring goes a long way in lifting their spirits.
The correctional facilities are very strict on everything being exactly the same in each stocking. As a result, the items we can accept are limited to the following items only:
- Peppermint candies (Starlight Mints)
- Miniature Tootsie Rolls
- Snickers standard sized candy bars – 1.86 ounces
- Quaker Chewy Granola bars
- Cheese crackers with peanut butter
- Mott’s Fruit Snacks (gummys)
You can bring these treats to the for KING & Country concert on November 10, or you can drop them off at:
- KGBI Studios – 11717 Burt St. #202, Omaha, NE 68154
- HELP, Inc. – 1941 S 42nd St, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68105
We’ll also be having “Stocking Stuffer Stops” at two locations around the Omaha metro area:
- Tuesday, November 19 – Divine Truth Christian Store – 6905 S 84th St, La Vista – 4-6 pm
- Friday, November 22 – Parable Christian Store – 11212 Chicago Circle – 4-6 pm