Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to help raise funds to expand operations. Kairos is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. To continue operations and address the needs of the many requests they receive for new growth, they are hoping to raise funds for Kairos Weekends and to recruit new volunteers.
Occurring this year on December 3, #GivingTuesday encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity by inspiring people to give back in impactful ways to causes they support. Kairos has created a webpage specifically for #GivingTuesday at www.kairosprisonministry.org/givingtuesday.php which is live and now accepting contributions.
“Kairos is blessed with more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide serving in more than 500 locations. However, we still have requests, more than 100 prisons worldwide, which want the Kairos program but we either don’t have the volunteers or resources to accommodate them at this time,” said Evelyn Lemly, CEO.
Studies have shown a significantly reduced recidivism rate for Kairos participants versus non-Kairos participants which reduces the cost of further imprisonment. Additionally, Kairos programs improve the prison environment, reconcile families, and make communities safer as participants learn to live and walk in the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.