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Causes: Food, Health, Health Support, Meals on Wheels, Specifically Named Diseases

Mission:

The mission of Project Angel Heart is to deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness.

Target demographics: People living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, kidney and heart disease, and other life-threatening illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 2,500 men, women and children in need of nutritional support

Geographic areas served: Denver metro area and Colorado Springs

Programs: Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness. Our meals are prepared using fresh ingredients in a commercial kitchen run by professional chefs in Denver, CO, and distributed across 750 square miles of metro-Denver and 95 square miles of Colorado Springs with the help of thousands of volunteers. We serve people of any age who are affected by life-threatening illness, and we also serve dependents of our clients who are, due to their disease, unable to access and prepare food for their dependents.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I LOVE THIS AWESOM ORGANIZATION! Giving people an opportunity to make a dramatic difference in the lives of so many people who NEED help! I started as a volunteer in the spring of 1995, when the organization was at their original home (St. Barnabas Church) and continued to grow with them through becoming the paid "delivery coordinator".. only to be forced to 'retire' in 2008. I continue as a volunteer and 'ambassador' for the great work they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I am part of group and we tried to set up a group volunteering opportunity. We could not get anyone to call us back to set it up. Me and at least 4 different people called them to try to set something up and we never heard back.

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projectangelheart 10/02/2015

We apologize for any miscommunication and request that you contact our Volunteer Resources Manager Mark Smith (msmith@projectangelheart.org), as soon as possible to discuss your experience. We value our volunteer corps and would welcome the opportunity to correct any errors we made. Sincerely, Project Angel Heart

David189

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had many years of experience with Project Angel Heart as a Volunteer, a Client, and (now that I live in Florida) a Bread and Butter Club Donor. I go back as far as the Church Basement! They have ALWAYS been caring of all they served and all that helped them in their mission! A great place to help your fellow human beings!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Project Angel Heart when an association I belong to chose PAH as their community outreach non-profit. They were in their previous building at 40th and Colorado when we started our Thursday morning "trick or treat" bag assembly. The staff has always been very friendly and appreciative of our help. Their new location is beautiful! I always look forward to volunteering at Project Angel Heart, knowing we are helping to make a difference in someone's life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 83 year old mom and my 86 year old dad started volunteering for Project Angel Heart many years ago along with many of their friends. They are now known as the 'Monday crew'. Over the years my parents have taken my children, their grandchildren, with them to volunteer. It has had a tremendous impact on their lives. Just recently, my son has partnered with Project Angel Heart in his start-up business, Share Brands. Through this partnership, funding is given to support the wonderful work that Project Angel Heart provides to those in need on a daily basis. Share Happiness!

Judy94

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am writing this review as a member of the public since I moved away from the area. I was a volunteer and I miss the time I spent with these very caring employees and other volunteers. They make you feel so appreciated. It was really an honor to be able to go there every week. I count many of the staff as true friends. It is mainly because they are such caring individuals and it shows in their dedication to Project Angel Heart.
I have also been a donor and supporter to several of the functions throughout the year.

Anne82

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Project Angel Heart when they were cooking in a small kitchen at a church in the Capital Hill area of Denver. I could see at that time the commitment they had for their clients and the community. The meals that are prepared for each client are custom made to that persons needs and the people are so greatful to have this opportunity given to them. I was a restaurant ambassador for many years and have since volunteered in many other areas. They have grown so much from that tiny church kitchen which proves they are committed to their mission statement. The number of volunteers that have helped through the years by doing so much to make Project Angel Heart a success shows the loyalty that this organization commands.

1 Bill69

Donor

Rating: 5

My involvement with Project Angel Heart is mostly through promotion and as a monthly financial supporter. I live too far away to volunteer my time effectively. I give to this organization because they have enormous impact on the community. There is a waiting list for their service. There is also a waiting list to be a volunteer and this speaks volumes about how the community loves this organization. Every stake holder from employee to client values this organization highly. It has a lot to do with Erin Pullin a gracious visionary who's compassion for the task at hand brings joy to everyone involved.

Sara89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer for Project Angel Heart as both a restaurant ambassador and meal delivery driver for nearly two years before moving out of state. I became involved with the organization through their Executive Chef (Chef Jon), as I was a former student of his at Metro State University of Denver. I not only love the concept of the organization (providing NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS meals to the very sick at no cost), but also all the volunteers and staff who time after time go out of their way to bring even the tiniest bit of joy to clients through their words, actions, and the food provided. Ultimately, it is the personal touches, attention to detail, pride in the food, and unmatched drive to feed/help those in need that truly make Project Angel Heart great. I mean, how many nonprofit meal delivery organization brightens their clients' days with hand-decorated delivery bags and a mini birthday cake and card on their birthday?! Not many!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

January will mark the end of my 2nd year volunteering for Project Angel Heart (PAH). It has been an unbelievably rich experience! Encountering the multitude of clients and their family members, I've learned more fully how effective PAH is at filling a vital need in the Denver and Colorado Springs communities. At a critical and stressful time for clients who are fighting life-threatening illnesses, a small, dedicated PAH staff and an army of volunteers, prepare and deliver delicious and nutritional meals to their doorstep. It is a nonprofit totally committed to working effectively and efficiently at ensuring that the maximum of resources goes towards increasing the number of clients and meals that can be served. PAH staff values its volunteers and tell us that we are "the heart in Project Angel Heart". But, as a volunteer, I feel like the lucky one to be even a small cog in the wheel of all that this organization does and the heart they put into meeting the needs of its clients.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best non profit I have ever volunteered with. They are dedicated to fulfilling theirmission to provide nutricious meals, made with love, to people facing life threatening illness. If I remember correctly about half of the clients receive a "standard meal" and the other half of the clients receive a version of the meal that has been modified to meet their dietetic needs...low sodium, no dairy..whatever it takes. The operation is a marvel to watch. The volunteers I have worked with have all been kind caring and fun people...I made life long friends there. It is a wonderful atmosphere, they show the volunteers the same level of respect they show the clients. I support it in volunteering, and financially...I cant think of a better place to invest my charitable donations....I know the money will go to the clients. If you have never been there go and see their operation...it is amazing. You won't find a more deserving non profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer for Dining Out for Life a few years ago after hearing about Project Angel Heart from my wonderful professor Chef Jon. Now that I am more established in my career, I plan to leave work early for Dining Out for Life 2014. I also love how passionate the volunteers are for the company. YOU GUYS ROCK!

-Danielle P.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Project Angel Heart for as long as I can remember. We always get a group of people together for "Dining Out for Life" each year and contribute several times a year when we get updates from them. Absolutely one of the best non profits in Denver. This is such a necessary thing to do, provide food for those who due to illness cannot provide it for themselves. If you can, please consider sending them some money!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yes, I do love Project Angel Heart! As a volunteer driver, I've seen the smiles on the faces of our clients week after week. Project Angel Heart makes a huge difference in their lives and is very appreciated. I look forward to Saturdays all week long!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I prepared my first meal for Project Angel Heart when the kitchen was in a church basement, and my most recent meal at its spacious new facility. The venue is different, but the mission has remained unchanged: providing lovingly prepared, nutritious meals to our neighbors in need. It has been an honor and a joy to be involved with Project Angel Heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For over fifteen years I have been delivering our nutritious meals to the clients. When I began the meals were fresh and delivered as they came out of the kitchen. Now the meals are frozen and delivered once a week. Over the years I have met numerous clients on my routes. We have grown from a small church kitchen to a large professional kitchen but never loosing our client focus. The meals always look delicious in appearance and ingredients. It is nice that we can modify so many meals to fit client needs.
Also I have participated in our events such as Dining Out For Life, Taste For Life, and our Bread and Butter Club (donor program).
Being a volunteer is a true joy.

Jami A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Project Angel Heart for 9 years. I love this nonprofit! They make volunteering easy, they have all kinds of events, fundraisers and opportunities to give. Best of all, they are wonderful to volunteer with, the staff is friendly, the events are organized and the need could not be greater.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Project Angel Heart for three years, and have no plans to ever stop. As a driver, I deliver nutritious meals at no cost to people with life threatening diseases. The organization is very supportive and positive, the clients are wonderful, and I can't think of a better way to spend my time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was given the opportunity to volunteer at Project Angel Heart as an intern in 2007 and have loved the organization ever since. They are always professional, any donations I give i know will be used in the best way possible, and I love delivering the meals. They respect the client's privacy while championing those who was too ill to make nutrient meals for themselves and this is an organization I will always love.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering for Project Angel Heart in different capacities for the past 12 years - that in itself speaks volumes, as I am a commitment-phobe and have never done anything for that length of time! PAH is very organized in coordinating volunteers to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to those in need. The clients are very appreciative - it makes me feel so fulfilled to deliver a weeks worth of delicious food to their door. The organization tries to make it as easy as possible for the volunteers, by having satellite pick-up sites in different locations of the Denver metro area. I've met some amazing people through PAH who care about our world.