WESTPORT, Conn., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's Angels, a non-profit charitable organization founded by Westport, CT resident and digital marketing industry executive Al DiGuido, announced today the launch of its first annual Al's Angels "Angel-ade" initiative.
As part of the initiative, more than 100 lemonade stands will be opening throughout Fairfield County on June 6th to raise donations and awareness for Al's Angels throughout the community. Lemonade products are being donated by Newman's Own.
In addition to lemonade, dozens of national retailers and local merchants will be donating products or retail space at each of the "Angel-ade" stands. These retailers include Anthony's Nursery and Garden Center, Bottlerocket Wine and Spirit, Calypso, Castle Wine, Chelsea Piers, Coffee An', Dance Collective, Downunder, Edge Fitness Clubs Norwalk and Fairfield, Fetzer Tire, Freshii, Fringe, Garelick and Herb, Groove, JoyRide, Saugatuck Rowing Club, Saugatuck Sweets, Shelala, SONO Baking Co., SoulCycle, Splatterbox, Stiles Market, Vespa/Bartaco, Viva Zapata, Westport Hardware, Westport Wash and Wax, and the Westport/Weston Y.
Details for Al's Angels "Angel-ade" initiative are as follows:
- What: First Annual Al's Angels "Angel-ade" initiative.
- When: Saturday, June 6th from 11 AM to 4 PM.
- Where: Over 100 lemonade stands in front of participating retail stores and throughout area neighborhoods across Fairfield County.
Just like all other Al's Angels initiatives, 100 percent of all proceeds from the "Angel-ade" stands will go directly to providing Al's Angels with the funds required to provide thousands of children and families with holiday meals and gifts this year.
The Al's Angels "Angel-ade" event is the first of several initiatives that Al's Angels will be launching over June and the summer months. Stay tuned for more details on additional summer initiatives from Al's Angels, and be sure to visit www.alsangels.org for more information on Al's Angels.
Founded in 2004 by digital marketing pioneer Al DiGuido, the mission of Al's Angels is to provide financial and emotional support to children suffering from severe challenges resulting from cancer and rare blood diseases, and to provide them moments of joy during the holiday season.
Additional signature initiatives of Al's Angels, including the Annual Thanksgiving and Hanukah/Christmas meal drives , Holiday toy distribution, 24 Hours of Hope, 24 Hours of Strikes, 24 Hours of Laps and many others, have provided financial support, meals, gifts, and emotional support to thousands of families in desperate need for the past decade.
Al's Angels continues to work with a network of partners to help reach those in desperate need. The organization is proud of its partnerships with Tomorrow's Children's Fund, St. Barnabas, Union Community Health Center, CLASP, Mercy Learning Center, Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Columbia Prebsysterian, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, Stony Brook & Good Samaritan Hospital . Membership in Al's Angels continues to grow each year. There are currently over 3,000 Angels working this year to provide support and aid to tens of thousands of children and families in desperate need.
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.
SOURCE Al's Angels