2020 has been a terrifying, isolating, and lonely time for many—and all the more for those awaiting execution. There are ways of combating that isolation, though: you can help make people feel more connected, remembered, and seen—especially as we approach the holiday season.

Please join us in nurturing and sharing the spirit of the holidays this year with the men and women on North Carolina’s death row by donating funds for food packages that say “we have not forgotten you.”

Last year, through generous donations of more than $3,700, volunteers were able to send holiday packages to the 69 people who requested them. We expect to receive even more requests from the men and women on death row this year.

These holiday gifts of favorite food items, though limited to prison-approved vendors, will be all the more meaningful now as the men and women struggle with increased isolation and pandemic fears.

If you are able to share the holiday spirit with us and with the people on North Carolina’s death row this year, we have two donation options. If possible, please make your tax-deductible donation by October 10–the World Day Against the Death Penalty.


Donate via PayPal or credit card; be sure to type “holiday packages” on the “add a note” line on the second page. $56 fully funds one gift package.


Or send a check or money order payable to NCCADP, and write “Death Row Holiday Package” on the memo line, and mail to the address below. $56 fully funds one gift package.

NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
ATTN: Holiday Package Project
123 W. Main Street, Suite 700
Durham, NC  27701

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or 919-956-9545.

And thank you, thank you, thank you.