Children around the world suffer from the effects of poverty, including poor nutrition, limited health care, and little access to education. Our focus on children in Kenya, China, and Thailand came from witnessing firsthand how children suffer due to health issues, enter into child marriages, or become victims of child trafficking. Children in the United States have many organizations that provide health, education, shelter and health care care in abundance compared to other nations. We have, when possible, worked to help children in the United States with educational needs. In addition, we can make donations go further outside the United States.
What makes Angel Covers so different from other nonprofits that help children in Kenya,Thailand, and China?
Angels Covers has focused its efforts on specific programs in each country that serve the needs of at-risk children whose families cannot provide support or health care care. For example, Humble Hearts School welcomes children who would otherwise be shunned or cast aside because of their hearing issues by providing education, health care, and shelter. We also have a program available to help older students learn a trade that will then support them as adults.
In Thailand, we introduced GATE: Girls Advocacy Through Education. The young girls in the program have been identified as at-risk of child trafficking, and are gaining a valuable education that will allow them to gain safe and legitimate employment once their educational program is completed.
In addition, Angel Covers facilitated the education of several hundred primary-high school girls on the Tibetan Plateau, and provided them with pathways for postsecondary education through our Mama’s Wish program. These students were orphaned or came from nomadic herding families who were so impoverished that the girls were vulnerable to child marriage. Because the families could not afford to feed their daughters, much less provide an education for them, we made it possible for the students to attend boarding schools, where they received adequate shelter, nutrition, and an excellent education.
We have also provided support to orphanages and schools in 25 other countries.
We are constantly evaluating our programs to determine if adjustments are needed. In some cases, the program may no longer be necessary and we might introduce a new one to meet local needs. We also stay aware of any shifts in the political climates in the countries where Angel Covers works, to ensure our programs are compliant with current laws and local customs. For example, we will expand our GATE program in Thailand as we receive donations for sponsorships.
The answer to this question changes depending on the country and the needs of the children. Providing clean water, a balanced diet, and vitamins in Kenya is a very important program but the GATE program in Thailand is vital to the wellbeing of girls at risk of being trafficked.
We welcome all support in the form of donations, sponsorship of children, and spreading the word on the work we do. Donations can be made through our website or through ColoradoGives.org. We welcome new volunteers all year long who can help with our programs. More information is available on our website under How to Help.
At this time, Angel Covers does not receive grants or support from The United Way; however, we can and do accept matching funds from corporate programs.
Funds are provided through several sources. Donations can be made online on our Donation Form or through Colorado Gives.org. We raise money through fundraising activities in the Denver, CO, area and we accept monetary donations throughout the year. Many of our students are sponsored by donors to offset the cost of attending school under our GATE program, Humble Hearts School for the Deaf, and other programs. In addition, we receive in-kind gifts of vitamins, school supplies, and first aid supplies. We participate in the Amazon Smile giving program so that when purchases are made on the site, a percentage is donated to our organization; you may visit the Shop for Us page on our website by clicking here. We accept items that support our Core Values. Gifts that allow us to continue to provide holistic care to children in need are always welcome. We are able to make donations go further outside the United States.
Being a small nonprofit limits our ability to provide as much support and care as we’d like to the children in our programs. There are so many who we cannot reach due to limited resources and funding. Attracting dedicated volunteers is an ongoing need as well. Without volunteers, our programs cannot grow as quickly to meet the demand. As with many nonprofit agencies, funding is an ever-constant focus. We are careful about how we use the funds we receive and welcome donations throughout the year.
We will work with other nonprofits whose mission and goals align with Angel Covers. These relationships are often focused on a specific project and require proof of performance to ensure the projects are completed within set guidelines. As mentioned above, we participate in the Amazon Smile program as an approved nonprofit organization. You can see more on our Shop for Us page.
Angel Covers is entirely managed by volunteers. Less than seven (7) percent of the funds raised for Angel Covers goes to fund administrative costs, including website maintenance.
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