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Causes: Arts & Culture, Humanities, Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Online Angels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. **We believe in the power of ONE!** It means so much when someone can reach out and touch a person in need in a very personal, loving way. Here at Online-Angels we help you show someone who is in need of caring or of a well-deserved thank you that you are thinking of them. Whether the person is seriously ill, has been touched by tragedy, needs encouragement or even recognition for a heroic or humanitarian act, we can send them your love in the form of something warm and cozy to wrap around them, like a hug from you. How? We spread that love one love-ghan box at a time! Whether you know someone who needs to be wrapped in a love-ghan or want to be an online angel yourself, we invite you to contact us. Love-ghans - made from 100% love! We make 6” and 12” knitted or crocheted squares and put them together as “Love-ghans” - lap robes - for those who have suffered tragedies, loss of loved one, illness, or someone who just needs to be uplifted. We accept any size squares! We can also send a lap-ghan to a veteran or someone who uses a wheelchair, along with h&B items they can use, and items for our troops. And we don’t forget the little ones! We send handmade items to children’s hospitals - all over the world! * Make 6” or 12” knit or crochet squares for our Love-ghans Don’t knit or crochet? We can share any homemade crosses, angels, cards, or whatever you make to cheer the person up when they receive their care boxes. Or you can donate yarn, h&b items, children’s toys, new clothing, chemo caps, slippers, prayer shawls or anything you think someone would like to receive. But wait - there’s more! Help us collect the items below: * Aluminum can pop tops—for Hershey Medical Ctr.

Results: We have supplied many winter items, toys, food, health & beauty items, school supplies, easter items, halloween costumes to aid them in their daily needs.

Target demographics: Low income families, Elderly, Veterans, Troops, The Reservations

Direct beneficiaries per year: Low income families, Elderly, Veterans, Troops, The Reservations

Geographic areas served: The entire US, Canada & Mexico

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alicia25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Online Angels for several years. They are a very friendly group who want to use their God given talents to help others. I crochet and was very happy to find a place who would find just the right place for each of the items I make. I especially like the fact that there are no strict rules on having to send in items by a certain time. Life can be so full of challenges and being able to work with a charity when you have the opportunity is such a blessing. I have donated many items and have also been the recipient of the love this group shares. This is truly a loving place where everyone is welcome and anyone can be helped. I would highly recommend this group to anyone who crafts or just wants a place to belong and know that their efforts to help others is appreciated.

1 Vera F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Online Angels for ten years now, and have found it to be a group that helps those helping as well as those helped. By directing handmade items to the places that need them OA helps warms those who are cold, clothes babies, and tries to comfort those grieving. But the crafters who donate their time, supplies and skill also are blessed by belonging to this wonderful group. One of the group mottos is "the power of one." Each single item made is one more person helped. I'm proud to be a volunteer for Online Angels.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with Online Angels for many years. Sometimes I don't make a lot, sometimes I do, but no matter how little I make, or how much I make, it doesn't seem to matter, they love the volunteer either way. There's been many times in my life that the only thing that seemed to make my heart sing was when I was making something for this group. How proud I am to be an Online Angel!

1 Angela76

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Online Angels for some time now , I love to crochet squares and hats, and do crosses and angels from plastic canvas ,doing good search. I love when its christmas time how we get together send Christmas cards to each other . And OA HAS GAVE ME SUPPORT WHEN I WAS DONE AND AT MY DARKNESS like when my son died in 2009 and now when my mother just past 3 months ago. OA is a wonderful group and I glad I AM APART OF IT.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am proud to be an Online Angel Volunteer whether it is donating money to making squares to doing GoodSearch. Online Angels gave Loveghans to my Aunt Lu, My Son, Stephin, Myself, and Lisa Meister when we all were going through troubled times. My Aunt Lu has since passed away on October 6, 2006, May she rest in Peace. I enjoy being apart of Online Angels.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Online Angels. They are my favorite charity.

As a donor, I love them because they can find someone who needs anything I have to donate. If I want to make slippers, they give them to elderly in nursing homes or wounded heroes in hospitals. If I want to make baby hats or blankets, they go to newborns. If I want to donate pencils, paper, or new school clothes, they go to needy children starting the school year. I can donate stuffed animals and they go in stockings to needy children at Christmas time. If I have pop tabs from soda cans, cancelled stamps, or Boxtops for Education, they have a place to send them. Even my gently used clothing sent in goes to victims of fires or floods!

When my mom died, Online Angels sent me a Care Box with a Loveghan in it, to wrap around my shoulders and remember that someone cares about me. It was wonderful.

I recommend Online Angels to anyone who wants a quality, valuable charity to support.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for a few years. I enjoy crocheting and other crafts and it's a great way to share with others. Last year when my Dad passed away, I found out what it's like to receive a box from OA. Words can not describe the warmth and love I felt. Each time I use the afghan or look at the angels or bookmark I'm reminded of what a warm and caring group of people OA is.

I'm glad I'm a part of this group and hope to be for a long time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a part of Online Angels for about five years. A family member received a box from OA which contained an afghan, an angel, a cross, a bookmark and other little things. I've seen first hand the joy that these volunteers bring to other people---people they have never met. I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful and caring group. I can't imagine life with OA.

Sheryl13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Online Angels for quite a few years. It is a wonderful organization. It is wonderful that we are able to help others.

Sally O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Online angels is great. I have been a member for several years, and I knit. This is a warm hearted group that cares for its members, and will do anything to help anyone. Even if you have a family member that is having surgery this group will send a box to that family member. I know I have requested a box for a family member and they really enjoyed it. Online angels rock!!

1 Wendy76

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I enjoy knitting and crocheting and this is a great way to share the items that I love to make. It makes me feel good to be able to help others and just knowing that something as small as a hat can help someone stay a little warmer is a great feeling. The founders and volunteers are a great group of people, even though I don't know any of them personally, they all seem like good friends, they are there to encourage you and also to cheer you during difficult times.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to make crocheted items and Online Angels has a place for anything I make. They send to people who really need some help. Crocheting is my sanity at the end of each day. But my friends and family can only receive some many gifts. So I feel great making what I do and knowing there is someone out there that can use it and will appreciate it. It feels good to belong to a group of very caring people. They make you feel welcome and loved.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OA SAVED ME I FELT DOWN AND DIDNT KNOW WHAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO DO OR HOW. SO I HAD A PERSON TELL ME ABOUT OA. SO I CALLED MARY REINHART AND I JOINED AND IM SO GLAD I DID CAUSE TO ME THIS HELPS SO MANY PEOPLE. AND I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH AND ALSO FOUND NEW FREINDS FROM ALL OVER AND ITS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE. THANKS FOR LETTING ME JOIN OA. I TELL ALOT OF PEOPLE ABOUT OA SO THEY CAN JOIN. I HOPE THEY HAVE OR DO JOIN. ITS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE WITH ME. WE ALL NEED PRAYER I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE NEED THINGS AND IM JUST SO GLAD TO BE A PART OF IT. THANKS AGAIN AND GOD BLESS. EVERYONE ALWAYS SKEETER

1 Lucille V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Online Angels when I was searching for a place to give my handmade items to. My family had been recipients for years and it was time to give elsewhere. Online Angels was perfect as there isn't a limit to who we give to. I feel the group is a kind of "pay it forward" group as well as a group helping others. One of our mottos is Power of One. That says a lot. Sharing even just a hat, slippers or simple words of caring can make such a difference in someone's life. They say a smile goes a long way and I hope to continue to make someone, somewhere SMILE. That's what Online Angels is!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an avid crafter when I retired, but my family and friends had enough of everything that I enjoyed making. Online Angels was my salvation. They accept everything and anything I care to sew, crochet knit or buy. As a group they are caring, helpful, and supportive through their donations to the needs of others. Anyone that is lonely, had a loss of loved ones, is emotionally in need of a friend, needs school supplies, help with meals or an uplifting prayer of support, they can find it here. At Christmas they are there for children and seniors alike. Hospitals and senior centers as well as shelters benefit from their caring gifts. It is an honor to be part of this organization and hopefully I will be able to continue to aid them in their efforts to help others.
As for myself, I received a love box from them when I had surgery on my knees. A family member was a recipient of a box when he had cancer and a close neighbor 's family received a box when they lost their dad to cancer. There is no way to describe the comfort that we all received . Just to know that others shared our pain and grief helped us to get through this trying time. So many people coming together to help support and console complete strangers. What a blessing!

carole c.

Carolyn Grace O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a PROUD member of Online Angels for about 10 years now...found this loving and caring group through a search as I was looking for somewhere to send the items that I crochet. I found my home with these Angels...as they make you feel a part of their family. This group is led by the most compassionate and loving couple that you would ever want to meet...
So if you are looking for a place to send contributions to help this family of Angels or to send crocheted items...knitted items...anything that you make...sewed items...food to help those in need...clothing for those in need...Online Angels is the place...as our leaders and founders of this wonderful organization will find a home or person or hospital or nursing home for every item send in.
I love this group of Angels...we are family...and I hope and pray that I will be around for a long time to help in anyway that is needed.
When anyone is in need of a {{HUG}} or a prayer...the Angels respond in such a way that you know that all of their prayers have been heard.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found this site through another craft group. I needed something to help me with some depression and helping others made me feel better about myself. They help so many people. I wish I could do more.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ONLINE ANGELS IS A WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION HELPING SO MANY ALL OVER THE US AND OVERSEAS, IVE BEEN A VOLUNTEER FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND LEARN SO MUCH FROM THESE WONDERFUL LADIES & MEN, HAVING FOUND SO MANY NEW FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD, I TOO PLAN ON BEING PART OF THIS ORGANIZATION FOR A VERY LONG TIME, LOVE HELPING SO MANY PEOPLE, HELPING CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND HOMELESS WITH WARM CLOTHING,FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED TOO!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Online Angels from almost the beginning of their existence. I love helping others and OA gives me that opportunity to help in many areas. This group is such a blessing to members as well as those who receive a box from OA. I am proud to be a member and intend to be for a very long time.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Online Angels since 2006. I was feeling the need to help others and searched the internet looking to see what groups were out there and what I could do. When I came across OA, before even joining, I knew in my heart that this was the place I belonged. I love the feeling of "family" we have there, each person truly caring about each other and those they help. The ladies make each and every item with love and care in their quest to reach out to those in need. Mary and Royce, the group founders, do an amazing job running the group. I will never have a clue how they do it all but it is with hearts of gold. They live and breathe OA :) My life has been changed in more ways than I can express since joining this group. I wish I'd found it earlier but I think we find things just at the right time in our lives, are led to it. I look forward to many, many more years here!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Online Angels gives meaning to my life and a way to use a craft like crochet that I enjoy so very much to benefit others. I have always enjoyed helping others and through Online Angels, working together with others we can help so many more in need. Knowing that the baby afghans, sqs for other afghans, hats, scarfs and other things I enjoy making will maybe brighten someones day and let them know their not alone and also keep them warm and comfortable mean everything to me. It's my way to give back when so much has been given to me.