I’ve Got a Friend Somewhere Holiday Toy Drive
Catskill Mountain Jubilee is hosting a silent auction in support of this year’s “I’ve Got a Friend Somewhere” Kids Christmas Gift Program toy drive. Monies received for silent auction items will go directly to IGAFS to be used for holiday gifts and funding the program.
Kids Christmas Gift Program
Every year IGAFS has prisoners hand-make cards for their children, then they package them with a beautiful handmade tie-dye, or appropriate gift, which was created by the team or donated. Active addiction has caused many of these prisoners to become disconnected from their children – often long before they were sent to prison.
It our our hope to provide a way for them to begin to reconnect with their children in such a way that they have something to offer and feel good about themselves. A child’s love can be a powerful motivator to become a responsible person and make better choices.
Please submit bids via text to: (518) 937-2435
“The Dragon Slayer”
Aquamarine intaglio with white and yellow 18k gold. Adorned with diamonds on the top and a ruby on the bottom.
This piece depicts the battle of light and dark present in every human being. The dragon, which represents the darkness, is being defeated.
Artist: Christopher Ser
Min Bid: $23,000.00
Catskill Mountain Jubilee 2022 18″x24″ poster signed by every artist on the bill
Artwork: Mike DuBoise
Min Bid: $200.00
Stanley Mouse Grateful Dead Egypt Print
Grateful Dead Egypt print from Stanley Mouse
Artwork: Stanley Mouse
Min Bid: SOLD
I Got A Friend Somewhere
“I Got A Friend Somewhere is an incredible service to support prisoners. Every month I.G.A.F.S. sends out a newsletter that provides connection to the outside world and has information on cognitive behavioral training to correct negative thought patterns, because to change actions you must first change your thought process. These inmates are isolated and lonely, surrounded by negativity and most of them struggle with addiction. Many of them no longer have connections with their families and support systems while in active addiction and have no positive role models. At this rock bottom place in their lives, they are usually very receptive to change when given the tools to better themselves. Because many inmates enjoy the newsletter, we encourage sharing within the prison and passing the letter along, while saving money it is also hoping they might be able to connect with others from within prison and sparking meaningful conversations. I.G.A.F.S. provides reading material, clothing, and basic needs to inmates of all ages.”