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Angel Covers

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Emergency Assistance, Foster Care, Human Services

Mission: Angel Covers is a volunteer run organization dedicated to caring for orphaned and impoverished children around the world. We believe that each and every child deserves access to quality medical care, education, nutrition, and housing.

Results: Thousands of children in our programs are now getting an education, needed medical care, have enough to eat, and a place to live.

Target demographics: Orphans and destitute children around the world.

Geographic areas served: China, Thailand, and Kenya primarily

Programs: Angel Covers (ac) is a volunteer run organization dedicated to caring for orphaned and destitute children around the world. Angel covers believes that every child is invaluable and deserves to have their basic nutrition, housing, medical and educational needs met so they can grow into their potential. Breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering children to become self-sufficient adults is our goal. Our administrative costs are less than 6% and we have provided thousands of volunteer hours through the committed efforts of more than 35 volunteers. Directors in charge of monitoring and overseeing programs work more than 40 hours a week to ensure the best possible programs for the children we serve. Every dollar donated to angel covers is used to provide program services to orphans and children. More than 200 children in china and kenya are sponsored and receive education, meals, shelter, and medical care. Another 1,500 children have received ongoing support from angel covers in the form of blankets, meals, basic medical care, and school supplies in our 13 year history. For example, the humble hearts school in nairobi, kenya, with more than 200 children, received funds for teachers salaries, text books, and school supplies. Thoughout 2014, individuals accress the country donated to benefit orphan schools. Toys, blankets, vitamins, and school supplies were collected and will be sent to kenya in 2014. Thanks to blanket sales through our website and additional 48 blankets were donated to orphanages in china; as were dozens of yo-yo's. Angel covers work with orphaned and destitute children in kenya is extensive. In2014, angel covers continued to extensively support the humble hearts school forthe deaf. With approximately 200 students attending humble hearts, the schoolalso provides housing to any student in need. The dedication of the teachers isseen every day. Teachers frequently stay for several hours past the end of theschool day in order to tutor students, create lesson plans, or lead after schoolclubs. Children continue to receive a quality education as demonstrated byincreased test scores, low teacher turnover, and consistent attendance. Extensiveconstruction has been done on the school to correct drainage concerns and repairthe roof that had previous water damage. In 2014, ereaders were introduced to the secondary students at humble hearts, providing them with a library in their hands of more than 200 textbooks and story books. Of the approximately 200 students attending humble hearts in 2014, 180 current live at humble hearts also, providing them a boarding school complete with tutoring and three nutritious meals a day. Because of the boarding possibilities, the number of deaf students living at humble hearts/angel cottage continues to increase. Humble hearts continues to have a reputation throughout kenya as one of the top schools for the deaf, and families arrive weekly from hours away hoping to enroll their children. Now, deaf children who would not otherwise receive an education are attending school, have guaranteed meals each day, and are learning they have unlimited potential. Work continues at humble hearts to develop on-going income generating projects. In 2014, four acres of land continued to be leased and farmed. Corn and beanswere grown, which produced more than a four month supply of corn, beans and cornflour for the school. Chickens continue to be raised and provide meat and incometo the schools meal program. In china at the huaibei swi, more than 40 infants receive formula, tailored to their age and needs, on a monthly basis. Because medically fragile infants need specialized care, angel covers continues a foster care program in huaibei, anhui. Two toddlers were in loving foster homes in 201 and received the individualized care they need and deserve. Additionally, these toddlers were adopted together by an american family, allowing them to be siblings forever. In the autonomous tibetan prefectures, angel covers is involved with severalorphanages and poor rural schools. Seventy-six high school and college age girlsattended school in 2014 thanks to our mamas wish and new, kangding programs and the generosity of sponsors. Because of these programs, girls have a chance to break the cycle of poverty, avoid arranged marriages, and develop skills for independent living. Yaks were purchased again in 2014 and continue to provide milk and butter on a weekly basis to many of the girls in the mamas wish program, as well as numerousother rural schools. The angel covers education director and her daughter spenttwo weeks in china with the mamas wish students gathering reports and purchasingyaks, as well as exploring possibilities for new programs. A small grass-roots organization, angel covers made a positive impact in the livesof more than 500 children in 2014. Children around the world now have beds to sleep in, toys to play with, medical care, and most of allhope for future

Community Stories

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization is perfect. Since they are 100% volunteer-based, the donations go where it should - for the programs for the children! This non-profit exists for the children who need the assistance. It is obvious that the volunteers care deeply for the children who are served through the various programs. I've donated to this non-profit for over 15 years and I've seen the growth of the programs and more children benefitting throughout the years. I work hard for my money, but I'm more than happy to donate to such a great cause when it makes a big impact on the lives of these children. Thanks for creating a great non-profit! Barb

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is an exceptional organization that has helped needy children for many years. I have known the principal organizer since the beginning and her dedication is second to none. Their goal to help and support these overseas orphanages is truly remarkable. They have helped and saved thousands of children over the years and they indeed are a Top Rated nonprofit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known about Angle Covers since its humble inception and I am in awe about how it is organized and the work that it accomplishes. Not many charitable organizations can accomplish their goals with an all-volunteer staff but Angle Covers manages to do that very nicely. One always has to wonder how much of what they give actually gets to the folks in need, but no worries with this wonderful organization. They are very careful how your gifts are distributed and travel to the orphanages they support insuring that there is little if any waste. We all understand the need and importance of supporting charities and without question, this group of volunteers will see that your gifts are placed where they can do the most good in orphanages around the world. Try them out as it will make you smile.
JAllen

Donor

Rating: 5

All the best attributes you would hope to find in a grass-roots non-profit: low administrative expenses, responsive, transparent, effective. I have sent a monthly donation for years and will continue my support.

KathleenM

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and privilege of supporting Angel Covers as a board member since 2014. The work they do to help orphaned and impoverished children is amazing. Their GATE program is of particular importance to me as it helps to save young girls from being trafficked by their own families struggling against poverty. Every little bit helps to save a life!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have supported Angel Covers for years as a casual observer and "friend" of the Board. The more I learned about the great work they do, how comprehensive it is compared to other nonprofits that focus on one or two needs, the more involved I wanted to become. When a spot of the Board opened up, I leapt at the chance to participate! This charity truly looks at the entire ecosystem surrounding orphaned and impoverished children, from nutrition/medical needs to housing and education. It's helping to create a strong foundation on which these children will have better lives and help to break the vicious cycle of poverty.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a volunteer and board member for many years, in full agreement of the mission of Angel Covers which is to provide hope for the children in difficult and challenging situations. Shelter, food, health care, education and most of all, love and compassion, have been, and continue to be, provided to many vulnerable children who have not only grown but flourished with our involvement in their lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children around the world. I love their education program in Thailand, which helps prevent the trafficking of young girls. This work is so important, and I'm happy to volunteer my time to support these bright students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One reason I have spent ten years volunteering with this nonprofit is their commitment to educating girls and gender empowerment on the Tibetan Plateau. Other reasons are the extremely low administrative costs, all-volunteer team, dedication to the children served, and emphasis on working with locals to achieve goals. Angel Covers has cared for thousands of orphaned and impoverished children around the world, and does so with passion and integrity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is completing its first year supporting the education of girls in northern Thailand thru its GATE (Girls Advocacy Through Education) program which has been highly successful. The organization hopes to expand these opportunities for girls as funding allows. Earlier this year, the decision was taken to hire a full-time Health Coordinator for Humble Hearts School for the Deaf in Nairobi, Kenya, which AC has supported for more than 10 years. This is a particularly exciting expansion of AC's support for HH, and reinforces Angel Covers' commitment to the whole child--provision of shelter, nutrition, healthcare, and education.

RabidreaderinCO

Board Member

Rating: 5

Last year Angel Covers rolled out a new program called Girls Advocacy Through Education or GATE. Angel Covers does a lot of research before starting any new programs and this one was no different. This program in Thailand helps open the gates of opportunity to at-risk girls. Many girls in this area must discontinue their education at an early age because their families cannot afford to pay school expenses. Once they leave school, many must either find work doing menial labor, or stay home to care for elderly grandparents or younger siblings. Alarmingly, they are also at risk of being trafficked when they are not safely being monitored at school. I can't think of a better way to protect girls than to give them the education they need to get a better job and become self sufficient. No one can take their education from them.
Angel Covers continues to support key programs, like GATE, with extremely low overhead/administrative costs. I continue to support Angel Covers for their holistic approach to children and their low administrative costs.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. This has allowed Angel Covers to spend the majority of donations on programs as opposed to administrative costs. The organization has kept focus on doing a set number of programs well and not spreading their resources to thin. This organization has continued to stay true to its mission of providing food, shelter, education and medical support to impoverished children.

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Felicia L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Angel Covers. It was my greatest privilege to volunteer my time in the past to their cause. While I am no longer able to volunteer due to my crazy work schedule, my husband I continue to sponsor a little girl from Humble Hearts in Kenya.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am both a volunteer as well as a donor. From the very inception of Angel Covers, my husband and I have help support children in Thailand, China, and Africa. I have had the incredible opportunity to travel with Kari Fillmore, Angel Covers founder, to both China and Africa. While there I witnessed the amazing life changing work that this completely volunteer foundation is making for children. All the teachers and orphanage staff personnel are so dedicated and appreciative of the Angel Covers’ supported programs and report back to the foundation through email, letters and pictures on a regular basis. I am very proud of our daughter, Kari Fillmore, and to be a small part of this foundation! The lives and future of so many children are being enhanced daily through the dedication and commitment of the Angel Covers Foundation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non profit with a far-reaching positive influence on children throughout the world. It has been my perviledge to be a financial supporter as well as a volunteer for over 10 years. I have traveled and witnessed first hand the work Angel Covers accomplishes with the totally unselfish non paid staff. The values and mission of this foundation have never wavered since it’s inception.

Justin Taylor D.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers put on an amazing fundraiser at a local brewery last week and it was great to hear about the programs mission statement and main goal of ending the poverty cycle across the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has been helping kids worldwide for more than ten years and I'm especially impressed with their holistic approach, making sure that each child has adequate shelter, nutrition, and healthcare so that he/she can fully benefit from the education that Angel Covers makes sure they get. And, the new GATE program in Thailand is especially exciting, keeping young girls in school so they aren't trafficked.

Suzers von I.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is my all time favorite charity. They have good work going on in both Africa and Asia and is an all volunteer organization. This non-profit is all heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have supported Angel Covers for several years - and are truly proud of the work they do. Knowing the Executive Director personally was a big factor in our original donations, but following the growth and development of the program(s) and the sincere efforts to put 100% of all donation into their work has been the basis for our continuing support. We are proud of being members of the Angel Covers' group! David & Laureen Moody

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I have volunteered for Angel Covers and seen first hand in Nairobi how kids lives are transformed, especially deaf children who because of Angel Covers’ support receive an education—in Kenyan Sign Language—they would likely never get otherwise. Humble Hearts has gone from a small school cobbled together to a true campus with strong buildings where kids can live, play, and learn in safety and security. Angel Covers brings them fruit, which to poor communities is not always available or affordable, they provide nutrition programs, vitamins, supplies of all kinds for school and life. Angel Covers does wonders for real people around the world!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've seen the Humble Hearts School for the Deaf in Nairobi first hand- it's an amazing testament to how Angel Covers converts donations into action. It's a phenomenal school in one of the most challenging places you can imagine (the combination of low income and the social stigma of deafness in Kenya), and Angel Covers does an amazing job of making their growth possible. I'm particularly impressed by how they have this kind of professional impact while keeping administrative overhead to practically zero. Show me another organization that does more with each dollar of a donation and I'll.....well, it doesn't matter what I'd offer to do b/c you can't find an example!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with Angel Covers for one year now in the role of Nutrition Director, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I chose to work with Angel Covers because of its 100% nonprofit practice, allowing for all donations to go solely to the children being served. This role has allowed me to not only use my skills and expertise in nutrition, but to develop upon these skills further. I have many ambitious ideas for the coming years as we work to improve the nourishment and quality of living for children around the world.

Dorothy8

Board Member

Rating: 5

Angel Covers dedication to helping children break the cycle of poverty continues to go strong. This growing, volunteer run, non-profit focuses on programs aimed at meeting the basic needs of shelter, education, nutrition and medical for children (and their families). Alleviating these burdens gives them the opportunity to make strides toward a better life and being a volunteer run organization allows for many more dollars to go into the programs apposed to overhead. Being a part of this remarkable organization that is making such an impact and supporting its mission is a privilege.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As my family and I continue to be involved with Angel Covers we are inspired by the volunteers and especially the kids. The volunteers and donors, many of whom have been a volunteer or donor for years, give tirelessly of their time, spirit and resources to help children see their potential, strive for their dreams and make great strides in building great lives as they grow. The kids bring their incredible spirit, hunger for knowledge and desire to expand their skills. The children the Angel Covers assists are not just looking for a handout or hoping for the best, they are dedicated to shape their futures with the help of all involved. Without the great volunteers and our very generous donors we wouldn't have the opportunity to help so many deserving children to develop into wonderful and productive adults.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been supporters of Angel Covers for some time now.
We sponsor a child in Humble Hearts, and are always amazed by the work Angel Covers does at the school, as well as their other programs around the world.
It’s such an incredible thing to receive the updates regarding the students, and we always get a hand written letter from the children we sponsor, which is just lovely.
Angel Covers are a truly exceptional Nonprofit, one that we shall continue support in the future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is close to my heart. We have tied blankets for these orphans since it's inception. We are honored to help anyway we can. We see all the good Angel Covers provides worldwide. The organization is selfless & goes beyond it's budget to help those children in need.