Angel View Launches Annual Campaign

September 21, 2016

Angel View, a non-profit serving children and adults with disabilities, recently launched an annual fundraising campaign, “Calling All Angels,” to help maximize its clients’ quality of life.

“We are a non-profit organization that relies heavily on the generosity of our donors to assist us in providing the high-quality programs and services that benefit our clients with disabilities,” said Duke Graham, Angel View’s director of development. “All donations bring us closer to achieving our goal which this year is $150,000 in individual donations. To help reach the goal, we’ve established giving clubs at a variety of levels: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 – although donations of any amount are always gratefully accepted.”

Funds raised through the Calling All Angels campaign will help in three primary areas: adding a life stabilization component to Angel View Outreach, which serves local children with disabilities; ensuring Angel View clients’ homes are safe and comfortable through an Adopt a House initiative; and adding a supported employment component to Angel View’s Day Program for adults with disabilities.

As Executive Director Patti Park explains, “We’ve operated our Outreach Program for several years. In meeting with local families, we’ve learned they have a variety of needs that aren’t being met. The new family stabilization component was designed to provide more one-on-one support. We’re also very excited to be expanding the work skills training component of our Day Program for adults with disabilities and offering job placement.” Clients who participate in the supported employment program will work under the direction of a job coach who will liaison with local employers. 

The third program benefiting from this year’s fundraising effort is Angel View’s residential care. Angel View operates 19 group homes for 114 children and adults with disabilities. Each year staff provide one million hours of direct care. From feeding and clothing clients to transporting them to medical, dental and therapy appointments, staff assist with all activities. Because industrial wheelchair use takes a toll on client homes, dollars raised will help replace floors, remodel kitchens and purchase household supplies.“We are always looking for ways to improve and expand the services we offer,” Park added. “Doing that often involves increasing expenses. We are grateful for every monetary donation we receive, as well as all the goods donated to our resale stores which raise money for our programs.” In addition to having helped children and adults with disabilities, all giving club members will receive acknowledgement for gifts in the organization’s annual report and on the Angel View website.

Since 1954, Angel View has provided a range of services for children and adults with disabilities. To learn more about how to donate or for more information visit: www.AngelView.org, email info@angelview.org or call (760) 329-6471.

About Angel View
Angel View is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that for more than 60 years has provided 24-hour residential care to thousands of children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, giving family members greater peace of mind. The organization also provides an adult day care program to promote independence, and community outreach services that help families raising children living with disabilities. Based in Desert Hot Springs, Angel View raises funds for its programs through the operation of 19 resale stores located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information or to volunteer at Angel View's stores, visit: www.AngelView.org , email info@angelview.org or call (760) 329-6471.

Marlina

Marlina’s Story

Marlina, 39, with Down syndrome, knows what a difference a year makes. Just 18 months after moving into an Angel View home, she'd transformed in every way. Most significantly, through the help of our medical staff, dietitians, and caring house staff, she’s shed 90 pounds by eating more healthfully. She couldn’t wait to show off her new figure as a model in the 2016 annual Angel View fashion show.

Besides her weight loss, she’s more settled emotionally. Instead of tears, her smile lights up the room. Her ability to focus has dramatically improved, as has her ability to transition smoothly when staffers change shifts at her house. Marlina, our princess, loves frilly things, art and the visiting therapy dogs.