Gabriel's Angels is an outstanding organization. Their aim is to pair therapy dog teams with young people, helping them to experience the unconditional love and bond between dog and human; oftentimes these children have not had that chance at all. The same dog/handler team and child are paired whenever possible, so that strong bond is created. Not only are the kids experiencing this special bond, but they also are learning to trust and care for another being without the complications that are inherit in human relationships. Gabriel, a Weimaraner, was the "founding dog" of this great venture, along with his person, Pam. His legacy lives on in the hard work of the volunteers and the dogs that participate today. I am planning to volunteer with my own dog soon. You can offer a tax deductible donation here, or find more information : https://www.gabrielsangels.org
I had no cash to donate much, however I had a barely-running car. I was able to donate that and still got a tax deduction. Thank you for reading.
I've been supporting Gabriel's Angels for over 5 years. Each year I am more impressed by the good that they are doing in my community. I am a donor, I've volunteered and I now sit on the steering committee so I've been able to see how effectively this agency is run at all levels. The energy and professionalism that the CEO and Founder Pam Gaber brings to this agency is second to none. Pam couples her passion for Gabriel's Angels mission with her extremely savvy business sense. As a result Gabriel's Angels is one of THE BEST run organizations I have ever seen. This gives me a great deal of confidence as a donor because I know my funds are being placed at their best highest use for the abused and at risk children they serve. I know without a doubt that because of my involvement with Gabriel's Angels that I am making the state of Arizona a better place for these special needs children. For me that serves both my heart and my economic goals. There isn't a higher gift that a charity can bring to their community than this.
I've worked with many charities over my professional career. However I have never worked with one that is as well run as Gabriel's Angels. This amazing organization combines the professionalism of the best run business with a heart of gold. I have been on visits with the therapy dogs and have witnessed mind blowing miracles as these special dogs reach abused children in a way no human can. I have also sat on committees and watched the effiiciency and joy with with the staff at Gabriel's Angels handles thier work. In my mind there isn't a better investment for my dollar or my heart than Gabriel's Angels.
As a social worker in a prior career I have seen first hand the devastating effects violence, drugs and abuse can have on children. I am also a dog lover and know how amazing and therapeutic an animals attention can be. Gabriel's Angels so effectively puts the two together and helps children overcome obstacles you and I can not even begin to think about. I believe in the work they do, I see how dedicated Pam and her staff are. I am honored to be able to help them continue their mission in any way I can.
Helping children and helping animals has always been my passion. Gabriel's Angels does both. By using therapy teams ( many of the dogs are rescues) Gabriel's is able to bring love, trust and empathy back to abused and neglected children. The gentle nature of the dogs bring a beautiful, gentle bond that might never have been possible to these poor children.If you've ever felt the warm nuzzle of a dog, or seen the excitement they feel when you greet them or had the chance to hug a dog after a hard day then you know the magic dogs can bring. Imagine what a child feels when Gabriel's Angels arrive, the rush of love they may have suppressed for years, the warmth in their heart they may never have known or the sheer joy a waggy tail can bring.
Gabriel's helps to heal the heart, mind and souls of these inncocent children. I cannot image anything that is more important or more valuable. I am a supporter for life.
I watched a Gabriel's Angel volunteer and her dog spend time with a group of young children at the Crisis Nursery. The kids had hands on experience learning how to care for and love the animal as well as each other. What struck me was the transformation of the attitude of one child who shared that dogs had always been mean, so he was mean to them. At the end of time the team was there this child had his arms around the dog giving him kisses. It was a life's lesson for me.
With the number of kids struggling in these times, I wish there were more supporters of Gabriel's Angels so the organization could add more teams.
This organization has motivated the entire community toward the care of abused children. With the affection from their precious pets, the volunteers are able to cross barriers that were previously unsurmountable. Gabriels Angels team and leader are truely committed to the mission of their organization. I love supporting such a worthy cause.