The Angel Network is a voluntary organization, run solely via the power of Social Media. We are a registered NPO (181-947NPO) and PBO 930064016.
Our goal is to create a gateway for giving. A platform from which ‘helping where help is needed’, is easily accessible to anyone wanting to do a little more and give a little more. The Angel Network enables, facilitates and mobilises acts of kindness.
We provide a portal to offer help wherever help is needed, by giving a hand UP, not a handout.
In November 2015, the Angel Network was little more than a couple of members on a Facebook Group. Today, we’re a network of 25 000+ members, facilitating and mobilising acts of kindness, by assisting over 50 charities across the country. In the past year, we have assisted with feeding, clothing, housing and educating over 10 000 orphaned and vulnerable children in our country.
The Executive Committee is made up of FiveSeven Everyday Angels: Glynne Wolman (founder), Lindi Katzoff, Hayley Glasser, Beverley Smith, Leora Magidson, Sharon Lefkowitz and Lucelle Maemu’s. The Angel Network is not affiliated to any one charity, but rather offers assistance to established welfare organisations, whenever and wherever help is needed.
A Note from Our Founder
In November 2015, I discovered the real power of social media, the day The Angel Network was born.
It all began because of the need by so many who need so much. To date, we have organized and provided feeding schemes, sanitation, clothing, education and supplies to schools, crèches, maternity homes, orphanages, outreach centres and the homeless in 6 provinces across our country.
The Angel Network provides support to thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa by working closely with over 50 non-profit organizations and outreach centres. Together with input and assistance from over 25 000+ dedicated Facebook members, volunteers and sponsors, we operate from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. We are committed to investing in children so that the world around them can ultimately benefit. If a child is provided with enough to eat, a safe environment, an education and if they are heard, understood and recognized, they, in turn, will work to raise their standard of living, not only for themselves but for their family and their entire community. The Angel Network provides a platform for being able to help merely by belonging to Facebook. Members enjoy making a difference in a tangible way without getting donor fatigue and so, for example, are happy to donate sleeping bags to the homeless, blankets to the cold and backpacks and stationery to school children who have gone without for far too long.
Memorable moments include taking a family existing in a rat-infested hole under a house, placing them in a fully furnished flat with rent covered for a year while they get back on their feet, to meeting Beauty, a real, live angel who took it upon herself to feed 80 hungry children daily, relying purely on donations. Today FeedSA provide all food for “Beauty’s children”. 100’s of teenage girls no longer miss up to 50 days of school a year since being supplied with menstrual cups, assisting them for the next 5 years and over 3 000 township children are barefoot no more after being given brand new school shoes on Mandela Day.
Let us draw inspiration from the words of Nelson Mandela when he said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
My School - My Village - My Planet
Please be an “angel” and add The Angel Network (TAN) – https://theangelnetwork.co.za/about-us/ – as a beneficiary on your MY School Card – with no cost to you! Your MySchool card spend will go a long way to help the many beneficiaries we support monthly. You can have up to Three beneficiaries – and you can change these at any time!
It’s so easy to add The Angel Network to your beneficiary list or apply for a card. The easiest and quickest way is to download their mobile app and follow instructions to register or for a new card download the application form, complete and send to email@example.com at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply.