In December, BCPS partners with churches, groups, and community members to provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of children with an incarcerated parent. The West Lawn United Methodist Church hosts our Care and Share Holiday Party that allows these children to visit with Santa, make crafts, eat (lots of) cookies, and receive presents. For many of them, this will be the only holiday celebration they experience and everyone goes above and beyond to make it special. 

Thank you to all groups and organizations that make this project possible: The West Lawn United Methodist Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, St Paul's Lutheran Church of Douglasville, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Holy Cross UMC of Reading, St Paul's Lutheran Church of Adamstown, St John's Lutheran Church of Reading, Pitney Bowes and the MANY individual volunteers that participant in this project.  With all your help, BCPS hopes to serve more than 900 children this holiday season!

2018 Holiday Gift Project

Our annual Care and Share Holiday party was held at West Lawn United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 8th. This special event is provided for all the families served through our Holiday Gift Project...which thanks to the generosity of the community has served 849 children!! We had a record number of families attend the party that included 432 kids and 249 adults!

Special thank you to Alice Moyer and the congregation of West Lawn UMC for making this a magical celebration for all the families. BCPS would also like to thank Blankets of Hope for providing a warm blanket for all the children served and to the Hope Rescue Mission for kindly helping us deliver all the wrapped gifts to the church.


Our Life Improvement Business was able to impact countless lives thanks to all of you!

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

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Reading, PA 19601