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Causes: Children & Youth, Emergency Assistance, Foster Care, Human Services

Mission: Angel Covers' mission is to enhance the nutrition, Angel Covers is a volunteer run organization dedicated to caring for orphaned and destitute 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 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

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30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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Judy W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a donor since the inception of this wonderful non-profit foundation. Several years ago when my daughter, the founder of Angel Covers, asked if I'd also volunteer, I was proud to do so. I know of no other foundation with such an exceptional record of accomplishments while doing so using only volunteers from all over the world. No one involved in Angel Covers receives any financial benefit but does receive a great deal of personal gratification. Angel Covers consists of a passionate group of people making a difference in many ways, in many places, for many children. Truly an outreach from the hearts of individuals to children in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a fan of this non profit since its inception. They never loose their enthusiasm, drive, and desire to seek out ways to help the suffering and disadvantaged children of the world. It's unbelievable all the good that is happening with a totally volunteer foundation. I know of no other non profit that contributes over 95% of all monies directly to its mission and vision.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We heard of Kari several years ago. We became donors, and have been constantly impressed with the dedication and compassion that she gives to children everywhere. Every penny raised for Angel Covers is used for the children and/or their direct benefit, and she squeezes each one for its' full value !! This is an amazing group, and we support and admire them so much.

Ida M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is a modest but mighty and effective organization. I have been a donor for many years and a volunteer. I know well that funds are used frugally with careful consideration for their most effective work. --a great investment of our financial and energy support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GREAT organization. Hardworking, dedicated; all moneys support the interests and needs of the children Angel Covers has sought to partner with and assist. Proud to be a part of this nonprofit.

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Alice H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Provides baby formula to the orphanage where my daughter is from!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers helps so many children around the world. The program that is near and dear to my heart is their nutritional support at Huaibei, Anhui Social Welfare Institute where my youngest daughter spent several months when she was an infant. Please visit their website and see all the great things they are doing! You can send your support with confidence that you will be making a very positive impact in a child's life.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been both a volunteer and a donor to Angel Covers. I have supported a student until she graduated, have made blankets that went over to Chinese orphanages, and have bought gift cards as Christmas gifts for teachers, relatives and friends to support various programs that Angel Covers manages. I love to see the results of the time and money I have donated doing good for so many children who are in great need of this assistance.

Donor

Rating: 5

AngelCovers is an amazing organisation of volunteers supporting children. This is my way of giving back to the country where my adoptive girls were born. Knowing tha I am supporting minority girls has been wonderful and thanks to the assistance by AngelCovers I was able to meet the current sponsored students last year and my colleagues students and to visit their homes. It was AMAZING - the most amazing feeling was felt with those who had the least - to see them smile despite their difficulties was amazing. And their lifestyle is so simple and yet the hospitality was amazing offering you a homemade tiny stool next to their manure fired fuel stoves with home made breads and yak tea (OK they joke because yak is a male not female, the female yak has a more difficult name us Westerners can't easily say).
I can not say enough good things about AngelCovers and their support of Tibetan girls in their China program - it is top class. They keep focussed on supporting as many students as possible despite the limited facilities.
The hospitality, the anticipation for their futures, the gorgeous mountains, yaks and sheep running along the mountainsides are things I will never forget. And the AngelCover staff are so supportive - thank you Kari, Angela, Rinchen and others.

Donor

Rating: 5

We've supported Angel Covers for many years now. We are on our third college student now and have graduated two doctors! What a difference these girls will make in the world but also change the perspective in their small villages that believes girls should be married off at young ages. Angel Covers definitely has their heart in the right place and communicate well with their donors. I believe the best way to change the world is through education.

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered Angel Covers while researching my annual holiday charity (something my family does at Christmas in place of exchanging gifts.) I was initially impressed with the fact that 98 percent of the donations go directly to the children. My little girl is Blantina at the Humble Hearts School in Nairobi. I have her smiling photo tacked to my fridge. My monthly donation is automatically taken out of my PayPal account, and each month I get a heartfelt thank you note. When I sent Blantina a package, Ida emailed a personal acknowledgement with photos of the happy recipient holding her items. Helping others through monetary donations does not get any better than this. I intend to sponsor Blantina until she is a successful graduate!

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I are truly amazed at Angel Covers ability to help so many orphans around the world. Their Humble Hearts school in Kenya is a prime example of the ability to turn small donations into magnificent projects for the betterment of the children and the worl.ld

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Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is my wife's and my favorite charity. Their minimal overhead means that the funds go directly where the need is greatest. Their work aiding orphans from around the world is incredible! Knowing the founder personally, I understand and truly appreciate her commitment to continuing this great charitable effort. Looking forward to going to Kenya some day to actually see the benefit that my donations have made! I am sure that pictures don't do it justice. David and Laureen

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so amazed at what Angel Covers is able to accomplish every year for their Charity. You can truly rest in the truth that when you give to this organization your donation will be used 100% and more to help provide for orphaned and destitute children around the world. Angel Covers staff and their mission is Top Rate and many thanks you to them for all they do for others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

“Angel Covers” started from a vision of two friends that wanted to provide nurturing help to disadvantaged children and to make a difference in the lives of children around the world and that seed of kindness has grown into an amazing non-profit organization that helps care for orphaned and destitute children around the world. It is so amazing to see what “Angel Covers” has done and continues to do for these Children with the donations to the organization. Thank you to “Angel Covers” for their belief that every child deserves access to quality medical care, education, nutrition and housing. They stand by that and continue to make that belief a reality for so many children.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known about Angle Covers since its humble inception and I am in awe about how it is organized and the work that it accomplishes. Not many charitable organizations can accomplish their goals with an all-volunteer staff but Angle Covers manages to do that very nicely. One always has to wonder how much of what they give actually gets to the folks in need, but no worries with this wonderful organization. They are very careful how your gifts are distributed and travel to the orphanages they support insuring that there is little if any waste. We all understand the need and importance of supporting charities and without question, this group of volunteers will see that your gifts are placed where they can do the most good in orphanages around the world. Try them out as it will make you smile.
JAllen

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is an outstanding non profit that brings hope to so many. So many volunteer and Kari works tirelessly. The lives of many are greatly enhanced due to Angel Covers.

Donor

Rating: 5

What is not to LOVE about this non profit foundation? With it's overhead of 3% or less, run by all volunteers, it brings hope to impoverished children throughout the world through education, shelter, nutrition, and medical help. The aim of this foundation is to help children in the short term as well as develop self sustaining projects and life changing skills. Since its inception in 2001, the board of exceptional professionals has directed donations and established programs for children in Africa, China, and Tibet as well as contributed needed supplies in many other regions of the world. I am proud to be both a volunteer and donor to the Angel Covers foundation.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers does great things for orphaned children. Could anything be more important??

Marco M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angel Covers is doing a great job! They are very friendly and helpful and with a minumum of costs they achieve a lot. If you care about underpriveliged children, you should care about Angel Covers!