Assembly of gift bags for Prison Project

Assembly of gift bags. Photo by Derek Gee, The Buffalo News.

On Friday, December 12, 2014, Sister Karen Klimczak’s legacy Christmas Prison Package Project continued at Blessed Trinity as dozens of volunteers gathered in the church for the seventh straight year and assembled more than 2000 gift bags for men and women in the Wende and Albion correctional facilities. Sister Karen originated the project years ago so that incarcerated men would know they were not forgotten. The project has since been expanded to include women inmates. Thousands of pre-packaged food items as well as paperback books were collected from area congregations, community members and businesses, packed into hand-decorated bags and readied for delivery. Blessed Trinity’s parishioners contributed boxes of hot cocoa packets totaling approximately 4500 individual servings. To see photos from this year’s endeavor, Click HERE.