The time is drawing near ... the holiday season is quickly approaching.
It feels like it wasn't too long ago when I myself received a Thanksgiving Basket from my children's school. I never pictured myself as "needy". Within a year and a half I lost my Mother, divorced, survived domestic violence and became a single mom. I am thankful that others reached out to me when I did not have the courage to ask for help. The doorbell rang and as I opened the door, there standing in front of me were a group of familiar faces. A few of my children's teachers and the guidance counselor. I have to say I felt embarrassed.... Why could I not provide this for my children? They greeted me with smiles and bags overflowing with foods. My embarrassment quickly changed to feeling special and blessed that our "School Family" would go out of their way to make sure my kids and I were taken care of.
Will you help me reach out to needy families right in our neighborhood? I want to provide overflowing Thanksgiving Baskets this holiday so families in need can celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional meal. -Elissa
Together we can make a difference in our community. Many children and families are in need of a little extra help this Holiday Season. Here are some ways YOU can help. Lets make Christmas special! Every child deserves to experience the "magic" of Christmas morning.
-SPONSOR A CHILD OR FAMILY for Christmas or Buy a gift for a child in need. Please click HERE to sign up.
We need help sponsoring teens. Teens often do without during the year for younger siblings. Lets show them they are special too!
-HOST A TOY DRIVE at your business/office: We will supply you with a wrapped drop box and flyers. Call for details 856-625-8652
My name is Katelyn Darrow, and I am the founder of a non-profit organization, Angels of God Clothing Closet, located in Pitman, New Jersey. My mission is to provide clothing and more to those in need. The clothing closet is set up in a storefront in Pitman, where referred clients can shop at no cost. I started my mission July 2009 at just 12-years-old (I'm 18-years-old now!), and have provided clothing to over 8000 families since opening. Angels of God works together with local churches, agencies, and shelters, for referrals of people we can help together. With the way the economy is today, our organization wants to relieve financial stress from families by providing necessities such as clothes and toiletries. Our charity's services are limited to twice-a-month "shopping sprees", when disadvantaged clients can visit the Pitman storefront and shop for clothes that are given to them for free. Thanks for visiting the Angels of God website!
Take a moment and watch our video.
I am so PROUD to announce that on Thursday Oct. 9th, 2014 Katelyn will be honored as "Harvey's Hero" on the daytime talk show Steve Harvey TV, which airs at 2 p.m. on NBC-TV. Harvey is recognizing Katelyn for helping those in need. Harvey presented Katelyn with a special "Harvey's Hero" jacket customized with her name and a $5000 Gift Card to Gilt.com, a partner to the program. Steve Harvey salutes everyday people that go out of their way to change the lives of others. Katelyn founded The Angels Clothing Closet when she was just 12 years old. Her mission is to help disadvantaged people and relieve financial stress by providing clothing, toiletries, food and more to those in need at no cost to them.
Don't forget to tune in or DVR The Steve Harvey Show this Thursday Oct. 9th 2pm.
We want to thank the community for their support. Without it, Angels of God Clothing Closet would not be possible. Stay tuned for our blog posts about the trip to Chicago and taping of the show.
-Angels of God