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 will be 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.”