The Drop 2022
Make a Donation to the drop
different Prisons + jails sent mail
Christmas Cards Sent in 5 Years
Expected Cost: $16,100
For The Drop 2022 to send 22,000 Christmas Cards
The cost to send a Christmas Card to one inmate costs around $0.70 per person. That includes the Christmas Card, the Stamped Envelope, the instructions, and the kit packaging.
We could save money if we just sent generic Christmas Cards to the Individual Correctional Facilities. However, when have you ever felt cared for or loved by a random mail to your house that says “Current Homeowner”! Our goal isn’t to flood the prison system with generic love of Jesus… it’s to flood the prison system with direct cards that call them by NAME and tell them… (ex Joe… Mary… Marco… YOU. ARE. LOVED!)
What We do.
Continue the Story comes alongside families that are impacted by the prison system. Over 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent that is in prison. The lives of those children are instantly and drastically changed for no fault of their own. Research suggests that intervening in the lives of parents in prison and their children help to preserve and strengthen positive family connections. As a result, it can lower the chances of lasting psychological and emotional trauma for their children.
why we do it.
Imagine the difference we could make in the world. By helping the families impacted by the prison system, we could not only change their lives, we could begin to rewrite the perceptions of those in prison. Everyone deserves to be loved. That includes those who are not “perfect.” We have the ability to give people in prison a chance to rewrite their stories and give them hope for the future. Join us as we help those in prison to not only be rehabilitated but also to find redemption. Let’s give them the tools to continue their story.
From Nancy, an Inmate
“I’m going to make a difference in the lives of others once I’m free. I’m going to use my experience inside of here as a platform to change the minds of the youth. I also want to give back, and create a 2nd chance program for the people who are locked up. I’m hoping to be free this year on my judicial release.”
From Amy, an Inmate
“I just want you to know how much I appreciated your letter, and your prayers. I need a lot of them. I’m trying to find my way and have struggled with my faith, I won’t lie, but I’m working on myself and reconnecting with my higher power. So this letter couldn’t have come at any better timing. Thank you for taking your time and thinking of someone who is doing time. You don’t understand how just a little letter can not only put a smile on someones face but can change their attitude or [out]look on their life. This was just another sign from God for me.”
donate to continue the story
The Drop Events
The Drop Packing Party
Join us to help us pack all the Christmas Cards that will be ordered. Those who volunteer can also pick up their packs of cards early! See you then. Location TBD.
The Day of The Drop
Are you ready to “Drop It Like It’s Hot?” This is the day we have been waiting for. We are going to DROP all the Christmas Cards in the mail and we will FLOOD the Ohio Prison System with Christmas cheer, hope and love!