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Angel in Action RI

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: to do random acts of kindness to hard working people who don't qualify for any kind of assistance

Target demographics: hard working families who don't qualify for assistance

Geographic areas served: random acts of kindness

Programs: help families who lost everything in a fire, and gives teens a place (Angel's Closet) to shop for designer clothing without paying high prices. We believe every teen should have the ability to wear designer clothes and not break the bank, yet still fit in with their peers.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jessica M.19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about Angel In Action through a former coworker when one of her neighbors had a terrible fire and I was looking to donate some items to them. I have grown to adore Deb, the woman who runs it, and her program so much! I help out whenever I’m available-volunteering my time, baking, buying donations, anything I can do to help this amazing cause!

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel in Action RI is an amazing organization run by an absolutely selfless woman who has dedicated her life to helping those in need. Deb Roffo, the President and founder of Angel in Action RI has continued her mother's example with random acts of kindness. Her goal is to make a difference in the community and those who may have fallen on hard times. Some of the events sponsored by this amazing organization include but are not limited to: Thanksgiving & Christmas adoptions and baskets, food drives, offers of gently used furniture for the needy, new shoes for young adults bullied in school and Angel's Closet which offers clothing to the needy. Whoever contacts their organization, AIA RI is willing to help out. Find a plumber for an elderly woman looking for some plumbing repairs in her home, no problem. Install a walkway for a disabled woman, no problem. Donate a scooter to a disabled man who was unable to leave his home, piece of cake. Purchase an iPad for a disabled young man. Well you get the idea! My husband and I have personally attended a Hometown BBQ fundraiser to purchase school supplies for underprivileged kids. Once the event was over, Deb phoned the local food panty and offered them the left over food. Of course, they could only take things that would last a few days so Deb wound up taking the remaining food stuffs to a Senior Center. I can't think of any organization who deserve the honor of being the #1 Non-Profit in RI more. I know Angel in Action RI gets my vote! How about you?

1 Lori J.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel in Action aptly named. Deb Roffo is an Angel to our neighborhoods. The compassion she shows to the youth and families in our area in wondrous! This is a picture of Deb at Kohl's buying name brand sneakers and tee shirts so her community teens feel as though they fit in with the rest of the student body. Teens are often shunned and bullied because they cannot afford name brands. This is just one example of Angels in Action helping the community who may not be as fortunate as some of us. This was a grant from The Coventry/West Greenwich Elks. We turned $850.00 into $1400 worth of clothing with sales, discounts and "Kohl's Bucks". Keep up the good work, Deb!

Lori R. Jacolucci

Amanda S.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has fell on some rough times and Deb Roffo of Angel in Action has been there for us on more than one occasion. Getting high quality name brand sneakers in exchange for a small donation helped get through back to school season without going without other essentials. My Autistic teenage son that has sleep apnea was able to get an hospital bed from one of her donors and his quality of life has improved from his better sleep and reduced apnea episodes. For that I will forever be grateful.

1 Jasper2002

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit organization that strives to help the less fortunate. Our company has made donations to Angel In Action RI as Debra Roffo has helped many families and individuals that have needed help. I have seen Angel In Action RI have many fundraisers to help a gentlemen that needed a wheel chair access into his home, Christmas gifts to children and their families, brand name sneakers for children to start off their school year, provide thanksgiving dinners to families.....the list goes on! Should you make a donation to this non profit organization, I can assure you your donation goes directly to helping the less fortunate which makes me feel blessed!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Debra is such a hard working woman always looking to see how Angel In Action can help others in need. What I love most about this organization is that it is a Honest organization. If you make a donation, I can assure you it is going to good use to help others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angel in action is truly a blessing from above. This year has been one of the worst for my family of 4, where still trying to pick up all the pieces, everything keeps crumbling around us and honestly without the help from them my child would have suffered and had nothing for school they helped with clothes shoes backpack school supplies and even a nice haircut, I owe them a lot my life is still not back together but where taking it one day at a time. Angel in action will forever hold a piece of my ♥️ heart. Words can’t describe how much they mean to my family. Thank You For Everything

1 jenniferharritos

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel and action is probably one of the best organizations I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They help kids with back-to-school clothes and shoes to help prevent bullying, they help the working poor, Dave helped a man with terminal cancer take his family on a good by trip, and a number of other special things for people.

1 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angle in Action R.I. is a wonderful group led by Debra Shipley Roffo with a mission statement of “Support to those less fortunate”! Many charitable groups show up during the Holidays with gifts and food baskets for those families that have fallen on hard times and they also are greatly appreciated for their generosity. Angle in Action is there year-round, 24 / 7, with no gap in coverage as there is need year-round. I personally have had the honor of delivering Holiday baskets to families in need. The humble tear in the eye of these grateful families is heartwarming to say the least. This group of dedicated people are and always will be the foundation of generosity and genuine love for the least of our sisters and brothers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group of average citizens that give back to the community in so many ways! It has been a pleasure to be able to work with Debra and her great staff in making difficult situations a little bit easier for those that struggle.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Angel in Action last year and was very impressed by what I read about their mission and inspiration. At Christmastime, they host an “adopt a child” which aims to provide local children with holiday gifts. I love that AIA recognizes that many children, from families who may not qualify for any type of “assistance” program, are still in need of help from their community and they aim to provide that help whenever possible. The sheer volume of what AIA and its founder, Debra, manages to do is why I’ve made it a priority to help them out whenever and however possible.

Tina F.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel In Action RI with the leadership of Deb Roffo and its great group of volunteers helps support children, adults and seniors who have experienced unforeseen life events.

Angel In Action RI raises funds in order to provide, necessary provisions to assist and support these individuals.

In 2018 Debra opened what she calls Angel's Closet, where she provides needed clothing for Children, teens, men and woman at discounted prices. This is where children and teens come to get designer close to fit in with their peers. Men and woman can shop to stay in the work place. People who have suffered a disaster can find household products, clothing, body products at no cost to them.

With Debra's great organizational skills and her volunteers at Angel In Action RI we provide Thanksgiving meals to those hardworking people in need.

At Christmas time the organization helps for-fill a child's dream by getting everything on a child's wish list. Many hard working parents cannot give their children Christmas presents and we make it possible.

I enjoy working with a great group of people for such a worthy cause.

Tina Francisco
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started to help Debra at Angel In Action RI last October. I am glad to see someone helping the hard working people that can't make ends meat. My mom was one of those and could never get any help. Debra is a true angle in all that she does for anyone in need. I am proud to help AIA in any way I can. Tina Francisco.

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1 Colleen L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the help I received from Debra Shipley Roffo, Angel in Action, I am raising my 3 grandchildren on a fixed income and was having a hard time getting them ready for school this year. I got in touch with Debra and set up an appt for the twins to shop, Mariah was so happy to get brand new Adidas sneakers it was the brand she wanted but I couldn’t afford, she also got new socks and a couple of T-shirts, if not for Angel in Action she wouldn’t have had new sneakers for the first day of school and we know how mean other kids can be so this help made her first day back to school so much more pleasant ! This was my experience, but I have read many good things that Angels in Action have done for family’s in West Warwick, from helping fire victims with clothing,gift cards, motel rooms, to helping family’s with Christmas, I think Angel in Action is amazing!!

Bonnie Mackinnon E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization started by a wonderful woman and assisted by great volunteers. I love that the working "needy" are helped when they are usually overlooked by society and social services. In 2018 over 100 children were given bright Christmases because so many volunteers stepped up to ensure they had gifts under their trees. I love helping Angel In Action!

Lee E.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angels in action has helped out my family and alot of my friends families also. Helping families make sure their children have clothing and sneakers. Also helps out with furniture if a family needs it and helps with some medical equipment for people that cant afford it.

Marie Silvia D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel in Action RI serves a much needed relief for hard working families , and aims to give children an even chance to fit in and not be bullied at school. The volunteers go above and beyond every day. Every need is addressed with love, kindness and empathy by Deb and all volunteers. It is wonderful to be a part of such a caring and hardworking group. Everyone comes together for the betterment of our communities. I love being a part of these acts of kindness all year long.

Jess R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angel In Action is a great non-profit that works hard to help those who make too much to qualify for aid through other organizations but are barely making it paycheck to paycheck. I have volunteered and benefited from Angel In Action. There was a point where I wasn’t working and my husband’s job cut hours. Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify for state aid. Angel In Action stepped in and help relieve our grocery bill right around the holidays. Even just that slightest help allowed us to pay bills I don’t know how else we would have. They are an amazing organization.

Amanda L S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angels in Action is amazing! Debbie the owner was great! Found amzing name brands for both my kids. Id definitely go back again.

Lindsey W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you angels!!!! I was so greatful to get my oldest (a sophomore) new trendy sneakers at a fraction of the price ♥️ THANK YOU for helping out hard working families like mine, that still struggle!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I heave helped and donated lots of presible food that deb has been able to pass out and get into working families in need! deb is helping the hardship stricken families and elderly and makes sure that that any funds or donations she receives goes into the right hands! She’s helping the needed the right way! She has a huge heart but also her smart ways that make this organization a sucess!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so blessed to able to know Deb with all her and her Angel's do for the communities and children who need help. Deb has helped me and my family when we were in need of help one Christmas. The help she does for everyone she goes above and beyond. We are so thankful for her and her Angel's that help

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Deb and all of her angels are absolutely amazing! I was lucky enough to meet her a couple of years ago after hearing About all of my dad's "angels" he had. After what she has done in helping everyone around her as well as myself I have learned how amazing she is. Absolutely love that she trys to help families who actually work and don't get help they may need because they do not qualify for it. You have a heart of gold as well as your angels ❤️❤️❤️

Michelle W.12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angel in Action has been so helpful for the clients in my program. I have often reached out for clothes, furniture, housing help, and other things and Deb has always done her best to help our clients in anyway she can! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Deb! We could not do this work without organizations like yours !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angel In Action truly works to reach those that need it the most, working families having a medical emergency at the same time as school starts or having a car break down when the rent is due. Angel’s Closet, a part of Angel in Action, provides teens with a place to shop for brand name clothing and shoes at very low prices. This organization is one that I know will continue to serve our community well in many years to come, I highly recommend Angel In Action to anyone in the West Warwick and Coventry area needing assistance or help finding where to go when in need.