Christmas is a special time of the year for many and hard for others, but for those incarcerated it can be especially difficult. In order to help bring a little Christmas joy for those incarcerated, Christmas sacks are given to each of the men. The sacks come filled with hard candy, peanuts, fudge, and a special treat, a Christmas card. These cards are handmade, usually by children, and are especially precious.
When just about everything is taken from you, simple things become treasures. Thank you from the men to all who have made fudge, provided the funds to buy the peanuts and candy, to all who made cards and everyone who help organize, collect, and distribute the sacks of Christmas.
In 2007 I was brought to prison (Sioux Falls) from Rapid City to do my 11.5 years. I did not know until Christmas came around that we got bags of fudge and peanuts, also with pieces of candy.
The fudge was very good. Also in with the fudge was a home-made Christmas card. In 2007 I got my first one from Jasmine, and I have saved each one thereafter.
I believe each year when Christmas came around I was more interested in the Christmas card than the fudge. Sometimes I would give my fudge away to guys as gifts.
The cards touched my heart because a little child was making the cards for someone they did not know. They did it because they CARED to do it for someone that did not have a family to send them a Christmas card. I also believe it was something fun for they to do.
Ronald Reaves Let others see your testimony as well as hear it.