Angel Tree - A Program of Prison Fellowship

When Mom or Dad goes to prison, a child may feel lonely and forgotten.  Especially around the holidays.  Share the hope of Jesus with a hurting child in your community as you deliver a Christmas present and a personal message of love on behalf of their parent in prison.  It starts with a gift and leads to restored lives.

Brian Cole was contacted by Prison Fellowship and told we had some children in our area (3 kids, 2 families in Ashland and 3 kids, 1 family in Odanah) that aren't assigned to anyone to take care of them this year.  The Oaks has been signed up and we are going to take them on.  There are many reasons to love Angel Tree, but the main one is that their individuals are from our area and we have an opportunity to maintain contact and support with the family of the inmate. 

Anyone willing to take on one or all of the children to buy them gifts (under $20 and we have recommended gifts from their father) please contact Pastor Brian.  Thank you for your support, and as soon as we get the info with the names, we can all start praying for them. 

If you wish to donate money for gifts, please make checks payable to: The Oaks, and on the memo line write:  Angel Tree.  Send to The Oaks Church at: PO Box 97, Drummond, WI 54832.

Assistance Resources

Parents in Need -  Parents In Need is a nonprofit organization that was created to help anyone in need.  They are there for struggling families and individuals with assistance of clothing, furniture, baby items, household items, and personal care items, etc.  These items are all free to those in need.  Mission statement: One person, one family, one community...Together we can make a difference by helping those in need.

Crossroads Outreach -  Crossroads is a ministry based on Christ's call to build His church and the kingdom of God.  They offer specific services services to churches, ministries, and individuals which include:  a library of resources, backyard mission organization, wellness programs, church support, and corporate prayer.

Northern Garden of Life Veggie Wagon - Northern Garden of Life is a garden with the intention of assistance and outreach.  They sell the fruits and veggies which are grown and harvested each year for the benefit of the surrounding community.  A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of the produce is donated to the local food back, The Brick.  They take volunteers to weed and harvest the garden located here.  Starting in the end of July, they will host a Veggie Wagon at The Oaks with produce available for purchase.

The Brick of Ashland and Cable - The Brick Ministries is a faith based, nonprofit organization serving low income residents of Ashland and Bayfield Counties.  They are most known for their help for people in need, providing compassionate, respectful help to families and individuals facing emergencies and crisis.  The Brick provides emergency shelter, fuel and utility assistance, rental assistance, and other emergency aid.  Two nearby locations include Ashland and Cable food shelves.  Click on the town of choice to find it's location.

Bayfield County Veterans Service Office - Veteran and family support. Benefits include: burial, dependent and survivor, education, Federal VA, Health Care, State VA, emergency relief and aid to needy veterans, and transportation to VA medical appointments. For more information, contact Kevin M Johnson at 715-373-6137 or kevin.johnson@bayfieldcounty.org.