On behalf of the entire board, it is with great sadness to announce the dissolving of the organization effective 12/31/22.
After 18 magnificent years of working within our community, unforeseeable changes within the organization along with unprecedented external factors impacting the Angels directly, has sadly resulted in us needing to conclude our humbling journey.
We have begun the process of distributing the remaining funds to local charities and to families, with continuing long-term challenges. Notably, the adopt a family at Christmas program has been financed, along with the food pantry, which will be handled by St. Vincent DePaul. We also distributed funds to the PTSD ward for our Veterans, who will always remain close to our hearts.
It has certainly been a pleasure serving the community, by what we found to be one of the most unique non-for-profit organizations in existence. The idea of giving without people knowing where the donations came from has certainly hit home and was truly embraced by the community. This avenue of giving has brought joy and hope to so many local families. Whether giving or receiving it made us all feel whole. This has never been about money but always about the support. As General Patton said “The most difficult thing about being humble is not being able to brag about it.”
We are confident that a new generation/version of “The Angels’ will spawn in the near future and will enhance what was begun 18 years ago.
An enormous “Thank you” to our past and present Board members, who served tirelessly to ensure that things ran smoothly. They were the heart and soul of the organization.
Additionally, we want to recognize the thankless work of all our volunteers who donated so much time and tenacity to ensure all our fundraising events ran smoothly (truly, our secret sauce).
To our generous sponsors who epitomize what we were about and have helped so much, along with the quiet ones behind the scenes. They gave us support and the ability to operate without incurring additional expense.
Lastly and certainly not least, thank you to our participants who without their support, we would never have had the success we had.
We hope we were able to provide a fun way to help fellow community members and thank the entire community for its support and trust in us. Lifelong friendships have been developed and Kings Park will always have a strong hold on our hearts.
Joe, Bob, Danielle & Wayne