BE A PENPAL VOLUNTEER WITH SOMEONE WHO IS INCARCERATED

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ORGANIZATION: Food For Children, Inc.

BECOME A PENPAL WITH SOMEONE WHO IS INCARCERATED

Food for Children, Inc. has established a new program to provide PenPals to those who are in prison. Our mission is to share normal conversation, stories, and true friendship with those who are incarcerated; to give them a connection to society beyond prison walls. We also work to provide food, clothing, education and other assistance to the poor especially in developing nations.

WHAT IS NEEDED AND WHY: Volunteer as a PenPal Correspondent with someone who is incarcerated. Make a huge difference in his/her life. You will enrich your life as well. To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old. Jeff’s Second Family PenPal Ministry was co-founded by Harold Jeff Morrison, an inmate of the Texas Correctional System, in partnership with Delilah Finkley Acquaah and Richard Holley, and with the assistance of Food For Children Inc. (a not-for-profit hunger relief organization located in New York City). Jeff’s Second Family PenPal Ministry is open to all prisoners and welcomes PenPal volunteers from every walk of life who want to make a difference. Please consider devoting a few minutes, whenever possible, to correspond with someone who is in prison. Prisoners lose hope because their connections with family and friends are often broken. Jeff’s Second Family PenPal Ministry is a community of caring people who believe in second chances.

WHERE: Volunteering is done from the comfort of your own home by corresponding electronically with your PenPal, at your own pace, from either a Personal Computer or a Smart Device (Cell Phone or Tablet).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old.
  • Our MISSION is to share normal conversation, stories, and true friendship with those who are incarcerated; to give them a connection to society beyond prison walls.
  • When writing letters to an Inmate, please include our return address at the top of your letter: Jeff’s Second Family PenPal Ministry, c/o Food For Children, Inc. 70-22 165th Street, Flushing, NY 11365.
  • If interested in volunteering, please email Richard Holley at rholley58@aol.com or Delilah Finkley Acquaah at delilahacquaah@yahoo.com to begin. In the email Subject Line, please include: Jeff’s Second Family PenPal Ministry.
  • Once you decide to volunteer, we will scan and email you one or more letters from Inmates requesting a PenPal. If you accept one of these Inmates as your PenPal, we will provide you with the Inmate’s information necessary to begin your correspondence.
  • We will also provide you with specific instructions in order to Register and Use the E-Messaging System to send electronic mail to your PenPal.
  • When you write your first e-messaging letter to your Inmate PenPal, it could be just a quick "hello" and perhaps respond to something mentioned in their INTRO letter. Your First and Last names will appear on your electronic message sent through the prison e-mail system, but no other personal information is included. This is to ensure your privacy.
  • Your relationship with your Inmate PenPal should be based upon mutual respectfulness and will evolve naturally over time as you become more comfortable with each other. The main goal is for your Inmate PenPal to know that he or she is not forgotten by all society beyond their prison walls.
  • YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE.

THANK YOU!!

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About Food For Children, Inc.

Location:

70-22 165th St, Flushing, NY 11365, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365, US

Mission Statement

Mission Our mission is to actively promote human, spiritual, economic, social and cultural development throughout the world, especially in the poorest regions with the greatest need. Recently we began a new initiative to identify PenPal volunteers who may be willing to correspond with Prison Inmates. That is why we are seeking PenPal Volunteers

Description

We provide food, shelter, water resources, educational support, and emergency support - within our financial means. Recently we began a new initiative to identify PenPal volunteers who may be willing to correspond with Prison Inmates. That is why we are seeking PenPal Volunteers through VolunteerMatch.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Faith-Based
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Faith-Based, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Just a few minutes of your time per each letter.
  • A willingness to share your time, thoughts and compassion with those who are incarcerated and who have little or no connection to others outside of their prison walls

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