Success Stories

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.

A mother was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which required her continual use of oxygen for her survival. Shortly thereafter, her family's lease ran out and they were forced to find new housing. Her husband’s salary was not enough to support the family on a day-to-day basis. Small Angels gave the family first and last month's rent to move into a new apartment, new beds so they would not have to sleep on the floor, payment for their children's dental visits, and the costs of groceries and utilities for their first month in their new apartment.

Two U.S. soldiers met while serving in the Iraq War and got married. When they returned home the government could not locate substantial reimbursements owed to the couple. They were forced to move in with relatives for financial support. Small Angels gave the couple a gift to allow them to move into their own home while they waited for back pay from the government. Small Angels also paid for the 1/1 Infantry Ball, which Marines attended prior to their deployment to Iraq.

A father was laid off work leaving his family homeless. While he searched for a job, his family lived in shelters. A family member in Florida offered to give the family a place to live and help them find jobs, but they could not afford the airfare to get their family across the country. Small Angels bought the family airline tickets to Florida and gave them a chance at a new life.