About Us

Helping where help is needed

Our Aim

The Angel Network is a registered Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO: 181-947), run solely via the power of social media. We are also a registered Public Benefits Organisation (PBO: 930064016) and can issue Section 18-A tax deductible receipts for any donations paid to The Angel Network.

Our vision is to ensure that our beneficiaries reach their full potential and become contributing members of society by alleviating poverty and social injustices. We work with communities, empowering them to reach their full potential.

We are committed to creating a gateway for giving. Since November 2015, we have focused our efforts on assisting and supporting the most impoverished communities across South Africa, ensuring that we help wherever help is needed in a strategic, unified and sustainable way.

The Angel Network is not affiliated to any one charity but is an effective, well networked conduit that connects those who want to assist with those who need assistance. Since our early, humble beginnings, our aim has been to alleviate human suffering by giving a hand up, enabling people to become self-sufficient.

While our response initially was reactive, we have evolved into an organisation that has the capacity, resources and broad network to assist not only the rebuilding of communities but to make an immediate and impactful difference to the lives of thousands of South Africans.

Who we are

The Gauteng Executive Committee is made up of three everyday Angels: Hayley Glasser, Lindi Katzoff and Glynne Wolman (founder).

The Western Cape Executive Committee is made up of Dalia Katz and Terri Marks.

The Durban Executive Committee is made up of Tanya Altshuler, Rachel Kinloch and Rachel Maehler.

We receive no government funding.

We are wives, mothers, aunts, nieces … we are every day citizens who want to make a meaningful difference to our communities and our country.

We have branches in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Maryland (USA) and Sydney (Australia). We hope to soon open a European branch in Sweden.

Charities Assisted



People Helped

A note from our founder

Glynne Wolman

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 have so little. To date we have organized and provided feeding schemes, sanitation, clothing, education and supplies to schools, crèches, maternity homes, child and youth care centres, and the homeless across all 9 provinces in our country.

The Angel Network provides support to thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa by working closely with over 150 non-profit organisations and outreach centres. Together with input and assistance from over 25 000+ dedicated Facebook members, volunteers and sponsors, we operate from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Sydney & USA. 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 got 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. 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.”