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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health (General & Financing)

Mission: Charlotte's Wings is dedicated to helping children and families throughout Michigan cope with the challenges of serious illness and health crises by donating new books.

Results: Charlotte's Wings has donated 80,000 books to children in the care of hospitals, hospices, and other organizations, across the entire state of Michigan.

Target demographics: children and families dealing with health crises

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60 hospitals, hospices, and other organizations

Geographic areas served: Michigan

Programs: A non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting ailing children throughout michigan through donations of new books to the children and their families in hospital and hospice care.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Wings is so generous. They donate books to us to support our pediatric patients and the children in our grief support program. So kind!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Wings has been very supportive of Angela Hospice, providing books and workbooks for the young clients in our grief support and pediatric hospice programs. We are so grateful for their thoughtfulness and generosity as they spread their goodwill throughout the community!

Terrie4

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization providing much needed support at the most difficult time in a family's life.

Renee84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've watched the great work CW has done and donated books and silent auction items at their annual fundraiser. The team works hard to bring important literary messages to kids and families at the most difficult times in their lives. Their effort and services is an outstanding addition to all the medical facilities they support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Was my friends daughter. Charlotte's Wings has grown over these past 9 years with tremendous support from the great community of Rochester and a strong and very dedicated committee of volunteers who work really hard to continue to ensure that every family dealing with loss, illness and hospitals/hospice can find a little comfort from books provided by CW. Not only do they provide books for the library's so the patents and children can escape into a great story together, but provide specialist books requested by different departments to help siblings and family's during the worst of times. Starting 9 years ago with donated gently used books to receiving requests from across the state of Michigan, this wonderful wonderful non profit has made a huge difference to so many family's and to so many of the local community who continue to support such a tremendous idea of one book bringing so much comfort

Barbara267

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Charlotte's Wings. They have supported our hospital in so many ways from fun books for the kids to educational health books and palliative care books for the parents. Charlotte's Wings has provided books for numerous programs and events for our patients.

I urge everyone to support this amazing organization. They have touched thousands of sick children's lives throughout Michigan. A book may seem like something so simple, but if you could only see the smiles and comfort they bring to the children and their families your heart would just melt.

Thank you Charlotte's Wings for making difference in so many lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our hospital is so thankful for Charlottes Wings and their generous donations of books for kids of all ages! They are a great organization and very easy to work with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We love Charlottes Wings. When children are in the hospital and not feeling well it is nice we can offer books. What a great distraction being sick away from home. Thank you Charlottes Wings!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very appreciative of Charlotte's Wings at our non-profit hospice. We often have patients with children in their lives who are impacted by their dying process and their death. When we can offer relevant books to these families to use with these children, it truly helps with the process of educating and supporting everyone involved. The families are appreciative of the resources and we are appreciative of being able to offer them at no cost to our agency. Thank you Charlotte's Wings!

Lisa K. Morgensai, MA, LLP
Bereavement Coordinator
Oaklawn Hospice, Marshall, MI

Lisa537

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Wings has been incredibly supportive of Beaumont Children's throughout the past several years. They deliver books for children of all ages to read during their stay in the hospital. From board books in the NICU to teen fiction on our Children's Miracle Network Garden, Charlotte's Wings goes above and beyond to make sure every patient we serve in southeastern Michigan has a book in their hands. Jennifer is such a pleasure to work with and we are so very fortunate for all the generosity this incredible organization has brought into the lives of everyone of our patients.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Wings has provided many, many wonderful books to our children's hospital - everything from fun books that encourage kids to read (and take their minds off of medical issues) to grief support books for our pediatric palliative care program. They even provided a book cart for use by our inpatient reading program volunteers. We are so appreciative of this organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charlotte's Wings has supported The Rainbow Connection for several years now in the donation of their incredible books. These books are used to at the hospitals when we visit new Wish Children, given to the children to cheer them up, or sometimes there are particular books chosen that deal directly with the child's wish. We are honored to be partnered with this awesome organization - we love Charlotte's Wings!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

First and foremost in selecting a charity to donate time and money to, I check the ratio of admin to cause dollars. CW meets this at about 95% of every dollar goes directly to purchasing books. This is outstanding! Having no paid employees allows them to achieve this, and the minimal admin costs come from routine items 501(c)(3)s must adhere to.

Secondly, how far does the organization reach in fulfilling their mission? CW touches every corner of the state of Michigan and supports children from eating disorders to hospice patients. I love the diversity!
They also do recreation reading options for all levels.

I had the honor of participating in a book delivery to an oncology floor. I watched children put down their "devices" in favor of a book. Books are not lost! We tend to go with the easily accessible option -- and Charlotte's Wings makes books that easily accessible option for children and their families!!

Thank you to the many volunteers that make this organization go round! You prove each md every day that you don't have to be the biggest to be doing some of the best!!!