TLC For Angels was founded on the belief that
every child deserves a good start.
It is heart-wrenching to realize how many babies
are born into the world without a warm blanket or
proper clothing. When our donations are presented to
hospitals, consisting mainly of hand crafted clothing
and blankets, we only provide for a small portion of
the millions of babies born each year in the U.S. But
if we can make a difference in just one life, we are
rewarded. If one more child goes home with a blanket
or sweater to keep them warm, if one more little angel
is dressed in a beautiful bereavement gown which helps
the parents begin their healing process, if one more
mother smiles because she has just learned that
someone cares, we have been successful in working
towards our goals.
In the spring of 2000, our Trustees Vicki Knapp, Nancy Gallo, and
following these beliefs, gave life to TLC for Angels,
a 501 (c) 3 IRS approved non-profit
organization. This site was created to let
people know of TLC's existence, functions and goals.
To encourage other individuals to join forces with TLC
to build a strong network of crafters to help Angels
who need an extra touch of "Tender Loving Care".
We select 3 hospitals each year to deliver
donations of handmade items consisting of hats,
booties, blankets, sweaters, buntings, take-me-home
ensembles, toys, activity kits, bereavement gowns,
etc., generously and lovingly created by crafters
located across the U.S. and internationally who
sew, crochet or knit. For the benefit of those who
would like to help but feel they are
crafting-challenged, we have created ideas of how to
help, such as our Angel
Caches along with several other suggestions.
This group is all-volunteer, there are no salaries
or compensations paid and all gifts are given to the
babies and their parents free of charge.
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