NewsLocal News

Actions

Kids with incarcerated parents in WI received a heartwarming surprise

Web-Default-Image_1280x720-WTMJ.png
Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 18:13:37-05

TAYCHEEDAH — Wisconsin kids who have parents in prison received a special Christmas surprise over the weekend.

The non-profit, Camp Reunite, partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to deliver holiday gifts to 125 kids from their incarcerated parents.

Volunteers made 53 stops and delivered 375 total gifts from people currently serving a sentence at Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution or Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

The gifts ranged from basketballs, to art supplies, and board games.

Camp Reunite is a program that offers summer and winter camps that focus on, "trauma-informed camp activities for kids ages 8-17 who have a parent incarcerated in the Wisconsin Correctional System."

Of the kids who received gifts, 97 of them also got camp supplies ahead of a winter session Camp Reunite. Parents at Taycheedah and Kettle Moraine Correctional institutions will join their children for activities like scavenger hunts and a movie watch party.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip