Please join Survived and Punished NY on Sunday, December 9, from 1-4:30pm, at the People’s Forum (320 West 37th Street in Manhattan, between 8th and 9th Aves) for “Send them Home for the Holidays”, a holiday card writing party for those behind prison walls in New York State. Being incarcerated is a de-humanizing and isolating experience for the person behind bars and their family and community. Trauma is worse around the holidays when many are planning to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Sending cards and small gift packages is one way that we can lessen the loneliness experienced during this time.
Please join us on the day — we will supply the cards, envelopes, addresses, and snacks. This is a free event.
If you want to do a little more, you can donate to Survived and Punished, and we will buy gift items. The wish list is mostly small items which are very expensive to purchase — dental floss, shampoo, snacks, etc. We would also greatly appreciate donated stamps on the day of the event.