We need you, your family, your friends, and your organizations to provide handmade holiday cards for the inmates of the two Concord prisons.
The importance of the handmade cards can be described best by the inmates themselves:
“I got a beautiful card from Lisa, and I will keep it on my shelf to remind me there are good people in the world.”
THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT FOR FAMILIES, YOUTH AND SENIOR GROUPS.
BE CREATIVE, PLAY AND HAVE FUN! CREATE ONE CARD OR A BUNCH.
However, we must abide by the Department of Correction (DOC) rules for anything we distribute to the inmates. Therefore, in making your handmade cards we ask you to abide by the following:
• Be creative. Use paper or card stock (no larger than 8.5 x 5.5), crayons, markers, paint, colored pencils or pens.
• Sign the card – first name only – and, if you wish, include a nonreligious personal message.
• Metal or sharp objects (sequins, pins, etc.), natural fibers (grasses, flowers, etc.) and potato prints
• Any type of glue or tape
• Stickers of any kind
• Cards may be dropped off at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord, MA between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5.
• Cards may be mailed before Dec. 5 to: Concord Prison Outreach, PO Box 383, Concord, MA 01742.
• Pickups may be arranged by contacting us.
These handmade cards provide the inmates with a message of caring and hope. With your help we can do this again. Remember your card may be the only holiday card an inmate receives.