We were so grateful for the Found Causes TV show featuring Redeeming the Family’s Oklahoma Messages Project which aired this summer. We hope you enjoy it!
In the past year, our Okla. Messages Project visited 15 prisons, filmed 521 inmates, and sent DVD videos and books that reached over 1,036 children at Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Our RTF survey, sent to all caregivers this spring, showed the huge impact the Messages from Mom and Dad are having on kids around Oklahoma and beyond. Here are a few comments from kids and those who care for them:
“My granddaughter (5) was thrilled to see her dad on the DVD. He went to prison before she was born but she loves him. She’s watched the video Message from her father too many times to count since Christmas and was very happy to get a new Message DVD and book before Father’s Day. She loves to hear Daddy say he loves her. This is the best project ever developed for children with parents in prison.”
“My youngest granddaughter had nightmares, sadness, anger, confusion and worried about her dad when he went to prison. All three children (3, 5, 8 years old) loved seeing Daddy! Whenever they want, they can put the DVD in and see their dad and are so happy to hear Daddy say he is proud of them in their schoolwork. They read along with him. They place their hands on the TV to touch him and kiss him.”
“When my mom went to prison, I felt all alone and very depressed. I had no drive for my goals. I worried about her constantly because I haven’t gotten to see her since August when she was incarcerated. When I saw the DVD of my mom, I felt relief knowing she’s looking healthier and still loves me and my brother.”–Teenager