Jail Ministry Christmas Project

About This Project

On behalf of the inmates of the Daviess County Detention Center we provide a Christmas Gift Card to each of their children with a personalized Christmas Card from their parent. Each inmate submits information about their children to the Jail Champlain for approval.

This project is completed during the first 2 weeks of December each year and reaches 500 – 600 children annually.  An age appropriate Bible is included in the Christmas package.  

A wonderful way to spread the Gospel and the Love of Christ while celebrating Gods gift to us – His Son’s Birth!

How We Do It

The Jail Champlain reviews the inmate applications for acceptance to participate in this ministry.  A package containing the Christmas Card, Gift Card and age appropriate Bible for each child is then prepared for mailing.  Addresses with multiple children will receive a large envelope with all the children’s cards and gifts individually marked inside.  It usually takes about a 3-4 hour trip to process mailing the packages.

Members of our churches are very generous with donations of supplies and volunteer their time for this ministry.  Do you have pretty handwriting to prepare the Christmas Cards with the parents message to their child?  We love to reach new volunteers and would love to hear from you, if you are interested!


A Great Need

Financial Donations are needed to purchase Christmas Cards,  Gift Cards, Bibles and to cover the cost of mailing the Christmas packets to the children’s residence.  Please designate monetary donations to be for the Jail Ministry.

Gift Cards from Walmart or Dollar General in the amount of $15 each may also be donated – Please deliver no later than the first Monday in December.

Donations may be mailed or delivered to:

Daviess – McLean Baptist Association
1003 Scherm Road
Owensboro, KY. 42301


Notes of Appreciation

“To whom it may concern,  Hello.  My name is XXXXX and I am an inmate here at Daviess County Detention Center.  I am writing your group to say thank you so much for sending my step-kids gifts for Christmas and its awesome that you guys would take time to do that for us inmates and our families.  I would also like to take the opportunity to say that as a man of many mistakes, I am very grateful to have people like you out there doing what you’re doing.  I pray that you all have a very blessed Christmas.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.”

“To whom it may concern on behalf of myself & every inmate of Daviess County Detention Center we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts everybody who had part in preparing gifts for our children.  We at Daviess County would love to wish each & every organization who took time out of their very important schedules to put together these gifts.  Thank you so very much for thinking about us & our children in this precious time of need.  We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy Happy New Year.  Sincerely, Daviess Co. Inmates”

“I apologize for not knowing exactly to whom I should address this letter.  My name is XXXXX.  I received your package of gifts for my children this week.  I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and willingness to help out someone in an unfortunate situation.”