Every Christmastime in Ottawa, The Salvation Army delivers Sunshine Bags filled with treats, along with some hygiene supplies and a Faith & Friends magazine.
Community Care Ministries and Chaplaincy carry out the activity. They deliver the treats to prisons, shelters, nursing homes and hospitals.
The Chaplaincy and ministry folks visited prisoners at the Ottawa-Carlton Detention Centre on December 19. As most can imagine, being incarcerated during Christmas is especially difficult.
The booty they distributed included bags with chocolate bars, a bag of chips and encouraging literature (Faith & Friends).
It’s a simple gift. But it is the showing up at the prison that means a lot to the men and women who are locked up there.