Help dress the Angel babies!

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Raised by 163 people in 43 months
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www.angelgownsbydiane.org

Please consider Angel Gowns by Diane when you are choosing who you will make your end of year donations to.  We are a 501(c)3 non profit and 100% of the proceeds go directly back into making the gowns and helping families.  We can supply a tax receipt if you need you!!!




Thanks to all of you who have helped us to date. With your support Angel Gowns by Diane (Angel Gown Foundation Inc.) has become a full-fledged Public Charity (501©3) corporation) as defined by the IRS. Our standing as such was established effective March 16, 2015, meaning that any donations made to the Foundation, (AKA) Angel Gowns by Diane, since that date are fully tax deductible.

This marks a significant milestone for us, and it means we can do even more to help grieving families through their time of pain and suffering.

We have been fortunate enough to have received a great deal of extremely positive media attention, both in print and television, over the past few months which has generated even more support and donations of material and volunteers.

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Katy-woman-creates-angel-gowns-to-help-grieving-6059257.php

https://video.snapstream.net/Play/4PPP1gUSKkUVdrpMFFlTnL?accessToken=df9zud7y8iao2

https://video.snapstream.net/Play/2GpHrcCmoMKR0i2UAIQzPv?accessToken=b3nkcf6e1sfk7

https://video.snapstream.net/Play/z70JKfJI4b5b7yPiaRSR6?accessToken=cf7igir301qv9

Our appreciation for this generosity is difficult to put into words; a simple “Thank you” will not suffice.

It also has created a challenge that we hadn’t anticipated occurring so quickly. We have a large number of dresses in storage (inventory) right now and continue to receive more each day. Our volunteer seamstresses are incredible, but they are human volunteers, so there is only so much they can do about converting these beautiful dresses to stunning gowns, which is creating a continuing storage issue for us. We do not want to turn away a dress donation ever, anything offered is done so for the best reasons and will be treated as the gift of love it is, however, we are literally bursting at the seams with dresses.

We have been fortunate to obtain climate controlled storage facilities nearby that can contain our inventory of dresses as we go about our work making the gowns, and continue to slowly grow until we could find additional funding for a small office/warehouse site. The office site will serve not only as a location to house the inventory of dresses, but serve as sewing and cutting space for volunteers, a permanent location for package delivery and walk-in drop offs, meetings, and sew-ins, in addition to the others in the community.

We are in the process of developing leads on and soliciting grants from sources that will help achieve this plan, but until we receive any such funding we are in desperate need of funds to help us keep the dress inventory safe and secure from damage. We have outgrown the homemade racks built to hold this inventory (which grew MUCH more quickly than anticipated) and are in need of some much more durable and portable racks. These racks cost approximately $150 each and currently have a need for at least 12 of them (that’s not anticipating another surge in dress donations) to support our current inventory.

To date Angel Gowns by Diane has donated 5500 wraps and gowns to hospitals, funeral homes and families. Besides here in the Houston area, these have been sent to FL, VA, LA, OK, AL and we are beginning to hear from more out of state hospitals.

We all want to make sure that Angel Gowns by Diane is here for a long, long time taking care of as many Angel babies as possible. The NICUs are all loving having a nearby organization supplying them with these much needed gowns for the little ones, so please, help make the dream a reality to reach as many families as we can!

Please consider making a generous donation to help us achieve these goals!

There is a link to PayPal on our home page and the link for out GoFundMe is http://www.gofundme.com/emr8ro

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Hello everyone! I am reaching out to see who can help us out! Our funds for mailing our angel gowns to families in need is running extremely low as well as funds for items like our post office box that is due to renew soon, etc. Every penny helps us so much!
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It is looking more and more that one of our units in Spring might be flooded before noon tomorrow. PLEASE consider donating to our nonpofit to help us handle the cost we will be facing in drying these gorgeous dresses that were donated!!!
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Hi everyone! as you know, we are based out of the Houston, TX area and flooding is a real thing! We have several storage units housing dresses that were donated that are in the holding pattern until we can get to them. The threat to our units is imminent! Many of our volunteers already have flooding happening in their homes and there are several days left of Harvey. If you could help us in any way we greatly appreciate it! We have no dry cleaner working with us, and this will all have to come from Angel Gowns to get these dresses taken care of and we do not have that kind of funding! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit so any help you give can be a tax deduction for you! So many dresses that would make so many gowns! Please help us out and we will be forever grateful! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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Diane is working hard to get AGBD off the ground here in Hawaii. Currently there is a fundraiser to help get sewing machines for those woh want to help, but either have no machine, or cannot afford one. Mahalo to all who have helped thus far!
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Bonny Tew
7 months ago

Diane, I will try for next month. I needed to direct my initial donations through my Church and community efforts/volunteers traveling to the affected areas. Best of Wishes for your organization.

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Steve Elliott
37 months ago

What wonderful news about your IRS 501(c)(3) acceptance!! What a blessing you and your group is to those parents and families in need!

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Rhonda Mitchell
38 months ago

I want to donate NOW - But will have to wait until payday. Thoughts and well wishes your way! My friend Teddy has a campaign on this site, it's been a tough up hill battle for him too. But I know that there is still an abundance of compassion still out there for everyone. God bless. ---Rhonda

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Ann Balog
38 months ago

What a wonderful group.

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Cynthia M Caruso
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You are doing God’s work. Thanks for all you do to bring peace and love to these devastated families.

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A small donation and a lot of prayers!

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Bonny Tew
7 months ago

Diane, I will try for next month. I needed to direct my initial donations through my Church and community efforts/volunteers traveling to the affected areas. Best of Wishes for your organization.

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Steve Elliott
37 months ago

What wonderful news about your IRS 501(c)(3) acceptance!! What a blessing you and your group is to those parents and families in need!

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Rhonda Mitchell
38 months ago

I want to donate NOW - But will have to wait until payday. Thoughts and well wishes your way! My friend Teddy has a campaign on this site, it's been a tough up hill battle for him too. But I know that there is still an abundance of compassion still out there for everyone. God bless. ---Rhonda

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Ann Balog
38 months ago

What a wonderful group.

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