Support & Donate
The mission of La Crosse Jail Ministry is “La Crosse Jail Ministry offers inmates spiritual direction, rehabilitative support, and connections to faith communities.”
You can support our mission by:
- Welcoming former inmates to your faith community
- Praying for the ministry (see ideas below)
- Donating money (see online link below)
- Providing supplies (see ideas below)or link to our Amazon gift list – Ongoing Needs at this link
- Providing embossed stamped envelopes which can be purchased here:
- Offering opportunities to learn about our jail ministry (see ideas below)
For questions regarding donations and funding, our board treasurer would be happy to answer. They can be emailed at: Treasurer@lacrossejailministry.org
Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued generosity!
Donate by Check:
La Crosse Jail Ministry, Inc.
Post Office Box 2675
La Crosse, WI 54602-2675
Donate via Credit or Debit Card:
- Inmates, their families, their friends and their victims need prayers for healing, wisdom, guidance, freedom from addictions, change and health.
- Jail staff, jail ministry board members, Circles of Support volunteers and the chaplain: prayers for wisdom, guidance, health, safety and faithfulness.
- La Crosse Jail Ministry needs prayers for support, donations and awareness.
Supplies purchased online and magazine subscriptions can be sent directly to the jail at: Jail Ministry, 333 Vine Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.
Used or New Items Needed:
- Recent magazines – all types
- Paperback Books – spiritual, fiction and nonfiction (no Harlequin romance or hardcover)
- Books written by black authors
- Books in Spanish or written by Hispanic or Latino authors
- Books in Hmong, or written by Hmong authors
- Puzzles (cardboard only in a cardboard box and no plastic baggies)
- Sweatpants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts for men in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
- Backpacks (can be secondhand)
- Jackets and coats for all seasons in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
- Boots or tennis shoes in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
- Warm socks and clean underwear
These items can be dropped off at Coulee Life Church in Onalaska (N5761 County Rd SN next to Sand Lake Elementary). There is a bench inside the first set of doors and donations can be dropped there during the week from 9 to 6. In the event the doors are locked, please email email@example.com or call 608-783-4770.
Opportunities to Learn More
If you and/or your faith community would like to learn more about jail ministry, we offer the following options:
- Newsletters - email the chaplain your address to be added to our mailing list.
- View our Video "Introduction to La Crosse Jail Ministry" on YouTube.
- View our Video "La Crosse Jail Ministry – Second Chances" on YouTube for testimonies from former inmates.
- View our Video "Circles of Support" on YouTube to learn about our mentoring program.
- Flyers – email the Chaplain if you would like something for a bulletin or newsletter.
- Presentation – email the chaplain if you would like an in-person presentation.