Jan 21, 2022

Donate much-needed men’s underwear briefs to Philadelphia prison inmates for Easter

Each inmate arriving into the Philadelphia Prison System is given ONE pair of underwear. Can you imagine living with only one pair of underwear?

Head Chaplain Carmelo Urena serves about 6,000 prisoners, mostly men. His aim is to provide at least one additional pair of underwear to each new, incoming inmate. We delivered signed Christmas cards to him for inmates there in December. Now we want to help him do more.

We have set up a new, online Undies for Easter Gift Registry on Amazon.com. There anyone can easily purchase packages of selected Hanes underwear, containing 9 pairs of men’s white briefs—medium or large. They will benefit the health and wellness of our incarcerated brothers.

We hope to collect and deliver 2,000 pairs of briefs through this campaign to support the chaplain’s efforts. This campaign will end on Palm Sunday, April 10; and all purchased underwear will be delivered to the chaplain before Easter Sunday.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting those who are incarcerated!

The EPA UMC Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice Team

Note: All purchases must be made online via Amazon before Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022. Select “EPAUMC’s Prison Ministry Gift Registry Address” for shipping. Contact the Rev. Marilyn Schneider, of the EPA UMC Prison Ministries & Restorative Justice Team, at prisonministries@epaumc.org  with any questions or concerns.

* From Colossians 3:12