Parkland Restorative Justice is an ecumenical partner of Living Skies Regional Council that receives some support from Mission Support grants- your Mission and Service givings at work. From time to time we include fundraising letters and reports from community ministries and partners, so that the people of the United Church in Saskatchewan can learn about their excellent work, and their needs.
When we hear about crime it can set us back. We struggle to imagine why people have committed these crimes. We can feel even less capable of helping them to change. Those who commit crimes are often victims of trauma themselves. They have been hurt by abuse, poverty, broken relationships, and addictions to try to erase the pain. The prison system can leave these men and women even more dangerous after they are released.
Whether you are a person of faith or not, it is good to ask, what should our response be as people who care about our fellow human beings?
Parkland Restorative Justice is a community-based, nondenominational service organization that offers social support and mentorship to men inside Saskatchewan prisons as well as those reintegrating back into society. This work is a direct reflection of the Spirit of Christ entering into the darkest places in our society to bring light and hope. We need your prayers as well as financial support to continue this work! Your monthly, or one time gift will help us to continue to offer hope to the men who are in the justice system.
Your financial support makes communities safer and will make a difference in the lives of those who live on the margins. Men who are in prison need authenticity and real friendship to heal and to reduce the chance of reoffending. The contract for federal Government funding of CoSA is ending March 31, 2022. This has left us with a significant hole in our budget and we have been looking for new partners and financial support to help us to deliver our programming. The Covid 19 pandemic has made it difficult for Saskatchewan Penitentiary to allow volunteers into the institution and has also made it difficult for us to hold fundraising events.
We are looking for people who believe in the value of the restorative justice work that we do and will give $30, $40 or $50 a month. We gratefully welcome one-time gifts as well as we approach the end of year 2021 and deadline for tax deductible gifts. Tax deduction receipts will be given for any donations $50 and over.
Quotes from inmates involved with our programs:
“He has helped me a lot. He has helped me break my barriers.”
“I have become a better person. I’m happy that people actually care how I’m doing.”
Please take a moment to pray and consider giving a financial gift so that we can continue to offer the programs that make such a difference to the safety of our communities.
Checks can be mailed to:
Parkland Restorative Justice, 250 28th Street West, Prince Albert SK, S6V 4S9
Or make a Secure Donation online: http://parklandrestorativejustice.com/donate/
Or at Canada Helps website: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/parkland-restorative-justice-inc/
Kerry T. Reimer, Executive Director