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Whether it’s donating Christian literature, buying personal
toiletry items, or being part of a ministry team, the websites
below offer a variety of tangible ways to offer support to
inmates that are reentering society or are still behind the walls.

Please note that we are not able to endorse any group or organization.

Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc.

PO Box 0065
Baldwin, NY 11510-0065

Bible Believers Fellowship is a non-denominational, non-profit, nationwide ministry that provides prison chaplains with free English and Spanish Christian literature and videos for distribution to inmates. It also offers free counseling and encouragement to prisoners, including juveniles, who have expressed a desire to pursue a life of faith in God.

You can help by:

Donating Bibles and New Testaments in English and Spanish for distribution to prisoners. (Please note that most prisons require soft-cover Bibles, although there are some exceptions)

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Billy Graham Institute for Prison Ministries

500 College Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

IPM is a resource center that encourages and equips the professionals and volunteers who share the Gospel with prisoners. The website offers multiple links to a variety of ministries and services that help prisoners and provides various kinds of support to those who are trying to help them.

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Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

PO Box 9760
Richmond, VA 23228-0760
800-220-2202 or 804-553-4090

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the Gospel message to prisoners and their families, providing educational programs within the prisons to encourage ongoing formal education of inmates and aiding in the physical and spiritual rehabilitation of inmates following their release from prison. The ministry has grown from supporting a single prison chaplain in 1961 to its current levels of 425 staff chaplains serving 361 correctional facilities in 24 states and 20 nations located across five continents.

You can help by:

• Sponsoring the cost of a videophone call from a family to their loved one behind bars and/or provide a meeting space for the call

• Collecting clothing and toiletries for inmates who require assistance upon their release from prison

• Copying and distributing Bible study materials that will go to prisons and jails

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Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc

ATTN: Evelyn Lemly
100 DeBary Plantation Blvd.
DeBary, FL 32713

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. As an inter-denominational ministry of laypersons, Kairos Prison Ministry is driven by over 30,000 men and women volunteers who serve in more than 37 states and ten countries.

You can help by:

Volunteer with Kairos Inside by participating in a 3 1/2 day Weekend where volunteers listen, listen, love, love the incarcerated by showing inmates the love of Christ.

• Volunteer in a Kairos Outside Weekend for women with an incarcerated family member.

• Volunteer to make a difference in the lives of incarcerated youth by becoming a Kairos
Torch Mentor.

• Donate to help us share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with more incarcerated
men, women and youth at:

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Mike Barber Ministries

PO Box 1086
DeSoto, TX 75123-1086
800-311-1253 or 972-223-3131

Mike Barber is a former NFL player who played as a tight end for the Houston Oilers and Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1986. Upon his retirement from football in 1986, he went into full-time prison ministry along with his wife, DeAnne. Together with dozens of volunteers, Mike and Deanne host weekend crusades for inmates at prisons across the country. You can also find out more about their youth ministry, Faze 2, at

You can help by:

• Volunteering to visit and witness to prison inmates on one of Mike’s “weekend of excitement” ministry opportunities

• Stuffing envelopes and doing similar tasks as a volunteer at Mike’s ministry headquarters
(in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area)

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Mission Gate Ministry

PO Box 6644
Chesterfield, MO 63006

Fort Good Shepherd Ranch

PO Box 672
Cuba, MO 65453


Mission Gate Prison Ministry was founded in 1985 with a mission to reduce recidivism. More than 20 years later, it’s posting impressive statistics. The ministry says eight out of every ten ex-prisoners it takes in never return to prison. Mission Gate directs its efforts to helping “the least of these”, that is, prison inmates, ex-offenders, their families and the homeless—who may be fed and clothed and provided with shelter and ongoing spiritual counsel, according to their needs. Mission Gate operates eight guest homes in the St. Louis area and a 100-acre ranch located along Missouri’s Meramec River. In both locations, ex-offenders are given the tools and opportunities to successfully re-enter society with a structured lifestyle that includes ongoing spiritual support and counseling.

All city, country, state and federal prisoners are eligible for acceptance into Mission Gate’s aftercare program. All they have to do is write the ministry for an application and upon acceptance, they will be reserved a place in the program upon their release.

You can help by:

• Becoming a qualified volunteer for the “Mommy Read to Me” program. In this unique outreach, a volunteer takes an assortment of Christian children’s books and a tape recorder to a male or female inmate and has the inmate read the book of their choice on tape, along with a personal message to their child at the end. Mission Gate subsequently mails the book and tape to the child so they can hear their mommy or daddy’s voice, along with a Christian message.

• Donating a van, truck or bus for the ministry’s transportation needs (100% tax

• Donating any kind of musical instrument for praise and worship

• Donating ranch supplies and equipment for carrying out work at the ministry’s Fort Good Shepherd Ranch

• Donating toiletry items for new arrivals out of prison—including toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shampoo, shaving gear, washcloths and towels and hand crèmes and lotions.

• During the holidays, donating gifts for the 3,000 ex-offender children who participate in the ministry’s Christmas Angel Mission.

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Pathways to Hope

c/o Sr. Pauline Quinn op
PO Box 581
Casco, Maine 04015

Founded by Sister Pauline Quinn, a Dominican nun, Pathways to Hope has received national and international recognition for a unique program that matches dogs with inmates who train and care for them. In some prisons, unwanted dogs are rescued from local pounds and given to prisoners, who learn grooming skills and live and work with the dogs until they are suitable for adoption. In other facilities, a parallel program accepts suitable breeds of puppies who are subsequently raised and trained by inmates to assist the disabled.

You can help by:

• Donating quality dog food, along with grooming supplies, crates, leashes, dog shampoo, etc.

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Prison Fellowship

44180 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
For volunteer opportunities: 800-251-7411

Prison Fellowship was founded by Chuck Colson in 1976, following his own stint in a federal prison after his conviction in the Watergate scandal. Today, the ministry has developed a large national and international following, and partners with churches across the U.S. and around the world to share the love of Christ with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, including children.

You can help by:

• Purchasing and delivering gifts to prisoners’ children on their behalf at Christmastime through the Angel Tree program

• Volunteering to lead prison Bible studies

• Helping to mentor at-risk youth and ex-prisoners

•Provide volunteer administrative support at regional Prison Fellowship offices

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Speak Up For Hope

Attn. Carol Kent
PO Box 6262
Lakeland, FL 33807-6262