Donate with Confidence

There are many lost souls behind prison walls and they need your help . Our ability to reach these souls with the Gospel is based on God’s provisions through the generosity of His people.

Your tax-deductible donation may be designated any way you choose using our secure online service. Simply click on the button below and follow the prompts to ensure that your support reaches the men and women who so desperately need it.

Click to  Donate Now  via these methods – scroll down to donate via PayPal

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Click on this logo to donate via PayPal!   We want partnering with the Saints Prison Ministry to be as easy and rewarding as possible.  We have become registered members of the PayPal Giving Fund, providing you the opportunity to donate securely AND saving us the cost of any fees involved in the process…because PayPal Giving Fund pays all the fees for both the donor and the recipient!

*Note*Because your gift is actually being given to the PayPal Giving Fund – with your directive to send it to our ministry – this option does not offer the opportunity to designate the funds within the Saints organization.  If you wish the gift to be designated for a specific missionary-athlete’s support or a specific project, please send an email with that information to Mrs. Karen Brown at the SPM office by clicking HERE.  Without receiving such an email, all gifts given through the PayPal Giving Fund will be allocated to the Saints Prison Ministry general fund.

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We also offer many other ways to support the work God is doing through the Saints Prison Ministry:

Kingdom Kars

Kingdom Kars_smallFor the cost of a phone call, you can make a lasting impact on an inmate’s life by donating your used car to The Saints Prison Ministry. It doesn’t matter how old it is, what shape it is in, or even if it runs – we want your car! Call  today to make your donation.  Call Diane at 877-818- 8848 and our partners at Auction Dealer Services will handle everything!

“Having played softball for the Saints for many years, I try to stay involved and support them as much as I can. I was thrilled when this program came along. I donated an old Ford Taurus to them and the process couldn’t have been easier.”
                                                          ~ Frank DeConcini Cinnaminson, NJ
United Way

The Saints Prison Ministry is an authorized agency in the United Way pool of charitable organizations. By choosing Saints Prison Ministry you also allow us to benefit from any company match that your employer may offer.   As your company’s United Way campaign gears up, remember The Saints Prison Ministry when it comes time to fill out your designation. Most campaigns today do not require an ID number, they simply accept the name of the organization. Should you need more information, contact us today.

The Glove Exchange

One of the ways that we seek to demonstrate Christ’s love is by meeting tangible needs where possible. In prison, we have found that the equipment they use is in very poor condition and the prisons do not allocate funds for replacing worn equipment.

To marry these two thoughts, we have formed The Glove Exchange – a program designed to replace the old, worn gloves the inmates are using with reconditioned gloves – prepared with loving care by SPM volunteers. This is very well received and helps develop the relationship with these men and women very early in our visit; which in turn makes them more attentive when it comes time to share the Gospel message in word!

If you have an old baseball glove that you would like to donate to this program, it will be fully restored and made part of an exchange at a prison in the near future. Simply click here to send an email to Rodney Stewart, our Glove Exchange Coordinator, and we will make arrangements to get the glove from you!

Do you Google?   While Google is very popular, there are many other search engines available and one such alternative is Goodsearch. However, Goodsearch offers a feature that Google does not. For every search made through Goodsearch, the Goodsearch company will make a donation to The Saints Prison Ministry.

Simply go to Goodsearch.com, enter Saints Prison Ministry in the charity field, and search as you normally would. The site gives you options for making this your search bar, your home page, or you can simply bookmark the page for future searches. No matter how you use it, the inmates win!

 

 

Announcements

God’s Got This!

As the impact of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 continues to unfold before our eyes, I keep hearing the same voice in the back of my head.  A former teammate of mine, and a friend to many in the Saints family, offers the same deeply held belief every time the ministry (or he personally) must face a difficult situation… “God’s got this!”

As a child of the King, that is our reality; and those words bring comfort and peace in a plethora of situations.  Yes, this virus is nasty. Yes, we must exercise caution and be part of the solution, not the problem.  Yes, the situation is unprecedented for most of us.  But none of this changes the fact that “God’s got this”.

As I have reminded you of this before, my chief concern as the Director is guiding this ministry as God is leading it; never to force my agenda or ideas, but diligently trying not to lag behind His plans either”.  I am more committed to that than ever, and through this “crisis” I have felt God’s Spirit guiding our staff and Board at every turn.

Recently, the prisons have begun closing their doors to visitors and volunteers.  As news came out that state after state was taking this necessary step, our staff took the initiative to contact the prisons where we had softball games already scheduled.  As a result of taking this action, we were able to shift the opening of our softball season back from April 25th to June 4th.  Will the doors be open by June 4th?  I have no idea.  But clearly the Spirit was leading this decision, as evidenced by this email received from a Recreation Supervisor in IL:

Thank you for reaching out to us to reschedule.  You are the only one that has so far, and I think most are just waiting to see what happens.  Look forward to seeing you guys again sometime this summer”

Or this phone message from a Chaplain in Delaware:

“Thank you for taking the time to call me.  I just assumed we would lose the games because I didn’t think rescheduling would be an option with how busy you guys always are.”

Given the uncertainty of the next few weeks and months, it is important that you know we continue to serve those behind bars as much as we are able.  The other aspects of our ministry (birthday cards, follow up discipleship, fall scheduling, etc.) go on as always.  We have taken necessary steps to be ready for mandatory work-from-home announcements and our Board has reviewed our budget for potential modifications should the current financial uncertainty become a prolonged situation.

As partners with us in reaching men and women behind bars, you may rest assured the Saints Prison Ministry maintains committed to our mission and we value our partnership as much as ever.   For understandable reasons we will have no personal interaction with any of you soon, but there are two things you can do to continue working with us. First, include the inmates we serve in your prayers.  In grim times we all suffer from tunnel vision a little bit, so I’m going to suggest a way to be intentional about this.  Think back over the stories you’ve heard or articles you’ve read and come up with one item: a crusade, a prison name, a Missionary-Athlete’s name, a program like Birthday Cards or the Glove Exchange, maybe even an inmate’s name.  Make that single item the focus of your prayers for the ministry over the next few weeks.  Thank God for His providence and pray for His direction.

Second, if you are able, please make your regular gifts online instead of mailing in a check.  Obviously, we want to make supporting this work as easy as possible; if you are not comfortable online feel free to continue to use the US mail.  But in the interest of caution, the less mail our staff handles at this time the better.  Who knows – you may find you like it!

“God’s got this” – and He has all along.  It is the greatest comfort I can offer you and at the same time the only comfort any of us should need.

Serving Him gladly,

 

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