Help Make a Child’s Holiday brighter 
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This holiday project provides and mails toys and clothes to more than 1,500 children of the 750 mothers incarcerated at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut.

On any given day, over 1.5 million in this country, approximately 2% of the minor children, have a parent serving in a state or federal prison.

Between 1995 and 2005, the number of incarcerated women in the US increased by 57%, compared to 34% for men (Harrison & Beck, 2006) 

76% of incarcerated women are mothers.

The average age of children with an incarcerated parent is eight years old.

22% of the children are under the age of 5.

More than one in every 100 adults in America are in jail or prison.

The holidays can be a very difficult time for a child with an incarcerated parent.

Gifts are sent to children birth to 14, male and female. 
Toy project particularly need things for newborns and teenagers. 

Anything and Everything is appreciated!!

If you would like to Participate in The Toy Project, dropped an unwrapped toy, clothing or school supplies for any age, boy or girl into the box at 
The Mystic Yoga Shala by December 14, 2012
“Not all of us can do great things, But we can do small things with great love.”