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A Message from Jon Ponder

Dear Friends,

If you missed our “100 Christmases”, you missed something big.

What an experience it was to see 100 incarcerated individuals reunited with their families for one night, to celebrate Christmas together.

Hundreds of children who have been separated from a parent, some who hadn’t seen their parent in years, we’re finally able to be face-to-face.

It was truly an amazing night where we fulfilled one of our main goals here at HOPE for Prisoners, restoring families.

This year’s Christmas event could not have happened without you and your support, so thank you for helping us serve so many this season. And I hope you will continue to support the work that HOPE for Prisoners does in the New Year.

In 2022, we are looking forward to exciting new growth and opportunities. We will be relating to a new building, preparing to help even more families and we work with men and women re-entering our community.

We will be focused on restoring more families with our new Family Reunification Center and have a goal of reaching 100 more families than we did the year before.

And here in the last few days of 2021, we have a special opportunity to change the lives of even more people.

A generous donor has committed to match all year-end gifts up to $100,000, if we raise $100,000 by midnight December 31, 2021!

Your $200 gift becomes $400. Your $500 gift becomes $1,000. Your $5,000 gift becomes $10,000. Your donations are automatically DOUBLED! What a wonderful way to kick off 2022!

Can you believe it? We could raise $200,000 by December 31, 2021!

Your gift would be used to do even more to restore families of the incarcerated. Please, help us offer more hope to the world and give today. We can’t do this without you!!


Your gift of any amount could help us reach our goal and make a difference for families like you saw in the video above.

Thank you so much for your support throughout 2021. Our hope and prayer is that you have been blessed throughout this year and that 2022 will bring you more favor, more blessings and more HOPE.

From all of us at HOPE for Prisoners, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.


Jon D. Ponder