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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Travelers Aid, Veterans

Mission: Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we have hundreds of thousands of volunteers assisting veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. Soldiers’ Angels responds quickly to requests for support and provides individualized, immediate assistance.  It is a “one-on-one, get it done quickly” organization.  Our volunteer Angels at home adopt individual deployed troops and stay in touch throughout their deployment. Wounded soldiers and their families are asked what they need, and Soldiers’ Angels responds in a hundred different ways:  voice-activated computers; financial assistance for loved ones to stay with their wounded family member; phone cards to call relatives who can’t visit as often as they wish, etc.  Both the organization and the program have grown, but, unfortunately, the needs of our deployed soldiers and their families are growing even faster. This is especially true for our young men and women who are wounded. The government is providing first-class medical care for our wounded soldiers, but it will never be able to provide all of what they deserve and so many services desperately needed by their families.  Soldiers’ Angels works closely with the Department of Defense, the nation’s major veterans groups and a variety of other military support organizations to make sure these brave young men and women who are being helped.

Target demographics: the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and Veterans of all eras.

Geographic areas served: the United States and around the world

Programs: - Adopt a Soldier: Individualized support throughout deployment - Angel Bakers: Homemade treats for the deployed - Chaplain Support Team: Help chaplains support the troops - Ladies of Liberty: Extra TLC for deployed females - Letter Writing Team: Personal letters for the deployed - SA Germany: Supporting medevac'd wounded/ill and medical staff at Landstuhl - Valour-IT: Providing adaptive laptops for the severely wounded or injured - VA Hospital Support - Living Legends: Comforting the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls on the battlefield - Operation Top Knot: Handmade gifts & virtual baby showers - Adopt-A-Family: Holiday adoption program to support a family's holiday needs - Women of Valor: Support to female caregivers of Post 9-11 wounded, ill and injured service members. - Sewing Team: Handmade blankets, scarves and pillowcases - Cards Plus Team: Extra TLC for soldiers and families

Community Stories

678 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about Soldiers Angels from a relative from another state via Facebook. She has been an angel for a couple of years. I was really impressed about how easy it was to sign up to become an angel volunteer. This is just the end of second calendar month for myself, but I have already found opportunities to join angel teams that fit with my skill sets and talents. It has been straight forward and there are plenty of other angel volunteers to help via Facebook when I had questions. I had no problems finding an assignment that allowed me to make an item for a deployed soldier's family. I am working on making my next item for a military member or their family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of this organization for over a month now and I can't be more pleased with being apart of this amazing group. I haven't done this for a long time, but its amazing on how everyone makes me feel welcome and helps out with questions and everything. It makes my heart feel full knowing that a simple letter can make all the difference to these amazing individuals that willingly give there life to give us our freedom. I have always been appreciative for their service, but telling them in a letter is awesome. Especially for the fact you don't know them personally and you can make them feel and know you care.

Mollie O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baking for the deployed soldiers & sending care packages fulfills me & I hope it makes the day of that deployed soldier just a bit brighter, helps them get through their day a little easier & realize that there are people who revere them and the dangerous & deadly jobs they do. Those soldiers are the true superheroes as are their families & friends waiting for those soldiers to come home hale & hearty. One soldier I recently sent a baked goods care package to never received it, as he lost his life before it could get to him, his widow and 2 young children did. I received his widow’s email informing me of his death and thanking me for my support to her deployed husband. My reply email was the hardest thing I have ever had to write. I then notified my Team Leader and she got things going to connect with the soldier’s widow with the various services Soldiers’ Angels offers military families. Soldiers’ Angels has programs for every aspect of a soldier’s life and a soldier’s family’s life. Soldiers’ Angels is a fantastic organization & I am proud & humbled to be allowed to be part it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a dedicated Verified Angel since 2007. I have received some of the most heart warming as well as heart breaking letters from the Service Members I have adopted. I've seen them through break ups, child birth while deployed, loss of brothers in arms and every other situation. I have read the letters and have laughed and cried. I remember when these guys were no where near Internet or cell towers. I have received flags that were in planes on bombing missions, deployment coins and battalion patches. I treasure it all. I will continue until they are all home. I let them know they are appreciated for their dedication and service. I feel safe.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps/supports every branch of the military! Families too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an awesome organization! As a veteran myself, I know how much it is appreciated to hear from people knowing they are thinking of you, and supporting you while going thru deployments, holidays, hardships, and anything else. This organization puts you in touch with soldiers, and soldiers families who are in need. I am so very proud to be volunteering, and donating what I can to make a difference. This is a great organization to get involved with if you are looking to donate.

Simone H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with this organization and know many of the leaders from other activities we have shared. This is a lean, spunky, passionate, grassroots organization that has mobilized "any average American" ,and some pretty amazing ones, too; to support our veterans and their families. They exemplify the idea that anyone can help, we all can do something and it can make a huge impact on someone's life. To think that they have been doing this since 2003 is pretty amazing. Today they continue to evolve, grow and give!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is definitely not your everyday charity. It's dynamic, and there is always someone to write to, to bake for, to send care packages to...and you work to your own strengths. Whether you send out 50 letters a month or 5 letters a month, no one pushes for more. I've met wonderful people through SA, I think I joined up in 2009. I can't imagine not angeling. Nope. Can't imagine it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this group for several years. I really like feeling like I'm making a difference for someone and that I can show my appreciation to our service members. And I love hearing from military members that tell me how much it was meant to them. A great organization full of great people.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been with Soldiers Angels since the beginning, back in 2004. I started as a hobby while on a leave of absence after having surgery. I have been a proud adoptor, a baker, a letter writing support and part of the special ops team. I have met many amazing men and women that have served this great nation and I am proud to say I am still friends with many of them. this is a great organization that really does what it can for our heroes deployed and their families so they know just how much they are appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very proud to be part of Soldiers' Angels. It is a wonderful organization that gives back to our military community!

sarahks

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering by adopting soldiers since 2007 and this is an amazing organization. To be of service in this small way by offering support and boosting morale to our troops is such a blessing to me and I am honored to help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a Soldier's Angel for 7 years and I love it. This is an amazing organization. It is a blessing to show love and support to our soldiers and let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers and our country is proud of them. I have met some incredible men and women serving our country and they are so grateful for the letters and packages. They can't believe a total stranger would take the time to boost morale and remind them of home and what they are serving for. I get so much joy back by giving to the soldier's through Soldier's Angels. SA does an enormous service to our country and the money and supplies donated to this non profit really make an impact. They are extremely fiscally responsible as a charity and I wouldn't invest my time and money with them if they weren't.

Sharon148

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I chose to participate in Soldiers Angels because it makes me feel useful to our deployed military, while giving them a little taste of home.
Being able to write to a deployed soldier and sharing day to day life (which they crave) warms my heart.
Sending them a package every month of needed items, snacks and surprises is so worth the time and energy. Creating a theme and decorating the box according to that theme brings me joy. And, according to the responses of our soldiers, is like Christmas every month.
I just couldn't recommend a better or more worthwhile organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always planned to become a volunteer for the military when I retired from my job. I got so busy with my grandchildren and traveling with my husband that time seemed to get away from me. I found out about Solider's Angels and it is the PERFECT fit. I can write letters from wherever I am in the country and I can bake and send goodies. It is a great organization and it is very well run and organized.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wanted to give back to our Soldiers, but could not find anywhere to volunteer that was close to home. That's when I found Soldier's Angels. I love the idea that I can write to our Soldiers to thank them for their service.
If I choose, I can also adopt a soldier that would allow for me to send care packages, or baked goods as well. There are so many opportunities within SA so that you can give back in a way that suits you. I am so grateful that such an organization exists.

Angela131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I adopted our first soldier in January, 2010. We did not know what types of items to send or what to say in our letters. Sometimes we felt like our letters were a bit boring, just writing about our day to day lives. We have discovered, after a dozen or so soldiers, that the day to day stuff is what matters the most. These brave men and women are serving our country so we can continue to be free to do the day to day stuff.

Soldiers Angels has opened up the world for us. We have gotten to know some amazing people! We are blessed in that we have been able to stay in touch with several of our soldiers, even being able to meet 2 of them and their families.

In our efforts to support them, encourage them and lift their spirits, it is our hearts that have been touched.

flabberyap2007

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started with Soldiers's Angels almost 5 years ago when I was looking for a way to give back. My husband had received cards and letters from complete stranges and it totally amazed me! Since that time I have been able to share joy and have my heart blessed all at the same time. When you think you are blessing others.....just wait....it comes back to you 10 fold!

Yvonne20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first time as a volunteer. My daughter several years ago adopted a soldier and we spoiled him and the group of guys he was with the entire time they were deployed. We sent one huge box a week with everything you could think if that would be enjoyable. This time I have a shop of 8 navy guys and a female in the ARMY. She and I have made contact several times and she is awesome. I hope that one day I get to meet her in person. Until then she will be applied with Oreos and rice Krispy treats. Well and other things. This is a great organization and I am proud to be part of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm very new to this but I feel amazing to begin this journey and help as much as I can. I'm super excited to be apart of this. Thank you so much.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just joined Soldiers Angels and have already felt so blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization. Any way that I can make a difference in a soldiers life, means the world to me and Soldiers Angels allows me to do so. They have a very strong support system along with willingly helpful volunteers. Keep it up!!