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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

93 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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.

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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RabidreaderinCO

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is a non-profit that over the years has continued to keep administration costs at an extremely low level while maintaining focussed programs. Their mission is to address all aspects that children need - education, nutrition, housing and healthcare. The organization is very transparent and requires proof of performance from participating partners.

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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.

1 Sheila T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers does wonderful work for kids in orphanages, especially in China and Africa. They do amazing work to provide educational and nutritional support to the many kids who have been orphaned in those countries. And they do this with an all volunteer staff, which is rare these days. Their work is without a doubt one of the most worthwhile charitable organizations!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known of this charity and its great work since its inception. I can't think of another charity that does such great work and uses nearly 100% of the donations received to serve its clients. Thank you Angel Covers for all the work that you do.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Angel Covers (AC) when I met Beatrice Anunda, founder of Humble Hearts School for the Deaf in Nairobi, on her visit to the US in 2008. We went on to sponsor two children at Humble Hearts, and gradually learned about other important work that AC was doing in Asia on behalf of children. My wife and I really like their emphasis on education for less-privileged kids such as deaf children, orphans, and girls in societies where they have less opportunities than boys. When asked to become a board member a year ago, I gladly accepted.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is a small, highly effective NGO that supports a school for the deaf in Nairobi and an orphanage in China. Director Kari Fillmore is highly dedicated and works for no salary, indeed, paying many Angel Covers-related expenses from her own pocket; hence, administrative overhead is negligible (stamps, etc. are about all). Several other administrative volunteers also work for no salary. Funds are raised through individual contributions, an annual fund raiser dinner, contributions through the AmazonSmile program, and other sources.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers does amazing work all around the world, and particularly in China and Africa. And, they do it with an all-volunteer staff, which is rare to find these days. The volunteers work hard to implement programs, and keep donors in the loop. When a need is identified, money is quickly raised to fund it.

We've been involved with Angel Covers since it started, and honestly feel this nonprofit is worthy of the title Great Nonprofits!

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I are long term supporters of Angel Covers. For many years, we have sponsored a child at Humble Hearts school in Kenya. Every year we receive updates regarding their progress, and also a letter from the child themselves. It really is remarkable that our small donation is capable of making so many changes in these kids lives, but this is entirely possible through the hard work of Angel Covers. The effort and care of everyone involved is continuous. Everyone involved in Humble Hearts school, are absolutely committed to the education, care and general wellbeing of all the children in their care. The work that they do is undoubtedly providing these kids with the best possible chances for the future. We are, and will continue to be proud to support this wonderful charity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This will be my 11th year to somehow be involved with Angel Covers as a sponsor or as a volunteer. Great organization. True hearts. Efficient financial stewards. Dedicated sponsors and purposeful projects. So much more can be done through this small but mighty organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel Covers hosted a great event of wine tasting, food, and a silent auction. They shared their history and a personal story of a few of the children. It was very inspiring to see all of these people coming together in support of this wonderful nonprofit. They definitely do great work and touch many lives to make them better!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

n 2002 a spark ignited between two women wanting to make a positive difference in lives of Chinese orphans. Fifteen years later, Angel Covers has grown and expanded into many countries and has changed the lives of children throughout the world. This foundation is remarkable in many ways not the least of which is that all the worldwide work is carried out by volunteers, none of which has ever received any compensation for their time and expenses. I have volunteered with this foundation since 2006 and my husband and I have been monthly/annual donors since it's inception. The driving force of each volunteer is to do all we can to help all children become independent, empowered adults breaking the cycle of poverty by providing education, nutrition, shelter, and medical care. By visiting www.angelcovers.org, you too will become inspired by the accomplishments of the Angel Covers organization. Please consider being part of this remarkable foundation when making your monetary donation decisions and further, consider any volunteer hours you may have.

Byron F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first learned of Angel Covers in 2008 after hearing a talk by Beatrice Anunda, founder of Humble Hearts School for the Deaf in Nairobi, Kenya. Angel Covers is a very important partner in furthering the work of HH. My wife and I traveled to Nairobi with the Executive Director in 2009 and were utterly amazed at the amount of positive impact the school was having on its 300 students, all being educated in a makeshift school building made from corrugated iron and saplings. Fortunately, with major help from Angel Covers, Humble Hearts was able to build a permanent structure housing both the school and dormitories for students that needed to stay at the school, and Humble Hearts moved in during the following year.

My wife and I have continued to support Angel Covers and Humble Hearts through the years, and this year I was invited to join the Board of Angel Covers. Over the last several years Angel Covers has assisted the school in expanding its nutrition, healthcare, and shelter programs and has helped launch a program by which older students are now equipped with Kindle readers so they can access a far broader selection of textbooks and other reading material. AC is an NGO that has truly made a huge difference in the lives of many, many children, all with minimal or no overhead.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We've been supporting Angel Covers since 2008 and it is truly a worthy, grass roots organization. My wife and I visited one of their supported institutions, Humble Hearts School for the Deaf in Nairobi in 2009, and did volunteer work for a week. The staff works for small salaries and are very dedicated to giving a quality education. In addition, communication to those of us who continue to sponsor a child is regular and substantive, reinforcing our satisfaction in continuing our support. And, best of all, all Angel Covers personnel are volunteers and the minimal necessary overhead is covered by contributions specifically for that purpose, so 100% of sponsorship contributions and other donations go directly to the benefit of the people beng helped.

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