Success Stories

A single mother of two children ages 6 and 13 (one a special-needs child) is seeking to rebuild her life.  She and her children left an abusive relationship with little in the way of resources.  She obtained crisis housing and progressed through the relief agency programs, including training in massage therapy and is ready to begin working in that field.  She needs to obtain license certificate in massage therapy to secure her job. Small Angels paid for her final classes and her license certificate so that she will be financially independent and be able to work and thrive in a field she is passionate about.

A working family lost both mother and father in close proximity to one another.  The family's resources were mostly exhausted following their mother's extended battle with cancer and then funeral. When their father died a short time afterward, they scurried to scrape some funds together, but their efforts were not enough to bury their father in the cemetery plot next to their mother.  Small Angels was impressed with the family and their effort, and with little time remaining provided the balance needed to proceed.

A local boy with a passion for running wanted to join a track club. Small Angels sponsored his membership in the club so he could pursue his goals on the track.

When the State’s school funding was cut back, a special education teacher found herself without funds to purchase the learning tools her students needed. The students, who suffered from various disabilities, such as autism, needed a mobile cubbie storage unit, specifically designed to help them form routines and learn independence. Small Angels purchased the unit to help improve the lives of those students.

A former drug addict had been sober for years, but his teeth had deteriorated as a consequence of his prior drug use. He needed dentures to help him eat solid foods again. Small Angels paid to replace his teeth.