The Alderson Hospitality House is a
non-profit bed and breakfast hosting families and friends of the
women incarcerated at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp. Some of the
most important visitors to the House are the children of the women,
and for most, it is a long trip, often made only once or twice a
year, to spend a few hours with their mothers.
The Visitorís Center at the Prison
Camp is a busy place. Kids of all shapes and sizes, with sport team
shirts and pretty dresses abound, as do hugs, laughter and tears.
Some kids share treats from the vending machines or play a game with
their mothers; some sit on laps, tightly hold hands, have serious
conversations or just laugh and smile. This is an important time and
a day that passes all too quickly. The importance of keeping that
child/parental connection cannot be overstated.
Many of these children would not
be able to enjoy even this brief time with their mothers if it were
not for the Alderson Hospitality House. Many care-taking families
are not financially able to pay for lodging and food to come and
spend some time visiting a woman at the Alderson Federal Prison
Camp. The fact that there is a place of warmth and hospitality to
stay, and yes, share your burdens, can keep the ties between the
inmate and family strong - a most important factor in reducing
In order to continue the
important work of providing hospitality to the families, friends and
children of women incarcerated at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp,
we are asking for YOUR support. We have a simple challenge for you.
Find 10 people to give $10 by October 10th.
Will you accept the challenge?
The above information and photos
is from their website.
You can make donations through the site.