St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

It’s Time to Collect Cards for Mother’s Day

Communication with loved ones and other people who can be supportive is very important for people who are imprisoned. It helps them remain grounded and better prepares them for their release. It is also important for families, especially children, to hear from their loved ones. Companions facilitates the process by providing pretty cards and stationery to juveniles and women, especially at Mother’s Day. Place donated items in the box in the Gathering Area by March 1.

Items Needed:

  • postage stamps
  • stationery, Mother’s Day cards, thinking of you cards, blank note cards
  • gallon Ziploc bags
  • donations to help cover delivery costs (Please make checks to Companions, Journeying Together, Inc.)

Please DO NOT send:

  • white paper, notebook paper, yellowed or very old cards or stationery 
  • cards for various holidays 
  • cards, envelopes or stationery that have glitter or anything glued, pasted or taped on it or has stickers attached — prisons do not allow these items
  • cards made with crayon or marker – prisons do not allow these items
  • pencils and ballpoint pens