WESTPORT, Conn. and NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's Angels, a non-profit charitable organization founded by Westport, CT resident and CEO of Optimus Publishing Al DiGuido, announced today that the organization is launching a major effort to help children and families impacted by the devastating tornado in Moore, OK.
The mission of Al's Angels has always been to provide holiday meals and gifts to children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. In 2012 having witnessed the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy on thousands of children within the tri-state area, the organization launched an effort to provide children with holiday toys and gifts. Thanks to the generosity of so many around the United States and Canada, Al's Angels delivered over 5,000 toys to children in need.
Once again, Al's Angels is launching an effort to provide support and hope to children and families impacted by the tornado in Moore, OK. Those wanting to contribute to the Al's Angels "Angels for Oklahoma fundraiser have a number of ways to contribute to this worthy cause. Al's Angels will accept new teddy bears at the organization's main office at 342 Greens Farms Road, Westport, CT 06880 throughout the month of June.
For any person that would rather make a financial contribution towards to help us "Stuff a bear" with Love for a needy child in Moore OK; A donation of $25 per bear can be made thru the Al's Angels website (www.alsangels.org) . Simply click on the "Donate" button and find the Angels for Oklahoma Bears option in the drop down menu and follow the instructions to make your donation. 100 percent of the dollars donated will be used to purchase and stuff bears for these children who have lost everything from this storm. Donors can also make general financial contributions to support our efforts to provide aid to the families in Moore OK in the same manner and select the Angels for Oklahoma option. If you would rather make your contribution via check and please send to Al's Angels – 342 Greens Farms Road, Westport , CT 06880
Al's Angels is in the midst of its 2013 Fundraising & Holiday Outreach efforts, as the organization hopes to provide more than 3,000 families in the tri state area with Thanksgiving, Hanukah & Christmas meals. Santa and Frosty will visit over 12 different venues in the region and distribute nearly 5,000 gifts to children and families battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship.
The Angels continue to work very closely with a quality network of partners on many of their initiatives, including Tomorrow's Childrens Fund, St. Barnabas Hospital, Union Community Health Center, CLASP Homes, Mercy Learning Center, Columbia Presbyterian, Saint Christopher Ottille, Stony Brook Medical Center, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital and others.
"At Al's Angels we have always been focused on helping children in desperate need," said Al's Angels founder Al DiGuido. "The recent Tornado in Moore, OK has devastated so many children and families. So many have lost their homes and all that they have cherished in life. Once again, Al's Angels cannot sit by and watch this level of suffering from so many in Oklahoma. Our "Angels for Oklahoma "fundraiser is an effort to help repair the fragile hearts and spirits of the youngest in this community. We are focused on providing these children and their families with teddy bears and financial support as a gesture of love and hope. We have no greater mission that to ease the suffering of others."
The work of Al's Angels continues to draw tremendous attention and acceptance in the tri-state area. The group currently has over 2,000 members who take an active part in the fund raising, meal assembly, gift wrapping and delivery. The organization holds a series of fund raisers throughout the year to provide it with the necessary funds to continue to expand its work reaching those who are suffering "under the radar" as found Al DiGuido often reminds donors.
ABOUT AL'S ANGELS
Al's Angels was founded by Westport, CT resident Al DiGuido in 2004 as a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty. Al's Angels not only distributes meals and gifts for needy families, but also sponsors fundraising events and activities for affiliated churches and social service groups, provides them with fundraising support and works to encourage greater public giving.
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