Statistics suggest 70% of children with incarcerated parents will end up in a similar situation if the community doesn’t intervene. With those facts in mind, a partnership formed between two Las Vegas non-profit organizations: Hope For Prisoners and SOS Radio 90.5.
Over the last six months, these organizations have planned an exclusive Christmas party for 50 families. It took place Thursday, December 13 at The Crossing in Las Vegas at 5:30 p.m. Each family was treated to its own living room Christmas experience. It included catered dinner, gifts, music, bikes, treats, and a fresh-cut, decorated Christmas tree.
The Nevada Department of Corrections made it possible for most of the incarcerated moms and dads to surprise their children in person.
“Our heart is to help heal division in Nevada and our SOS Radio community is full of problem solvers,” says Scott Herrold, SOS Radio’s morning show host. “We want to make our state a better place to live. This Christmas we laid the love on some kids who may feel alienated because mom and dad are incarcerated. These are some of the most at-risk kids in our state.”