Wednesday, August 27, 2008


In less than 4 days I leave for Kenya. The list of things to do is almost as long as the flights I will be on and the time change is difficult to get used to. But, every time I have the privilege to go, all I can think about are the beautiful faces of the kids and how honored I am to get to see them again.

This year my 13 year old son is coming with me. He's packed lots of toys, backpacks, school supplies, and hundreds of other items. He's excited to meet everyone I've been talking about for years, to buy new toys, and missing a few days of school isn't so bad either. But, Justin is going as a representative of Angel Covers. He will be learning how we monitor programs, assess needs, and listen to kids and adults tell us what works in their culture.

Seeing the country and schools through his eyes is one of the things I'm looking forward to the most. I will be posting blogs and pictures as much as I can, and so will Justin. We have started a blog just for him. Please pass along this blog address to anyone you think would be interested in reading his stories and hearing about his experiences. This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved and interested in the needs of children in Kenya.

Join us on this exciting journey. You helped make it possible.


Monday, August 11, 2008


Angel Covers has been offered a wonderful opportunity. Beautiful maps of China are available and for each one purchased, Angel Covers will receive 50% of the proceeds.

These maps are a 24” x 36” poster with provinces and selected place names labeled in Chinese Characters (Hanzi), Chinese pinyin (romanized spellings) and the English translation of the meaning of the place name. The maps include a chart of over 100 commonly used characters/words found in Chinese place names. The poster is $15 plus $5 shipping.

Please consider ordering one of these by going to They make a beautiful gift, poster for a child's bedroom or classroom, or just a great addition to your home. You will be supporting children around the world.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Gift Cards Make A Huge Difference

For years Angel Covers has had gift cards available on our website for a wide variety of programs. Donations can be made in honor of a teacher, family member, co-worker, or anyone around the world and a card will be sent describing your donation to that person. These are a wonderful way to provide a gift for someone while helping kids. One child who has been helped because of our gift cards is Tommy.

Tommy is a 4 year old boy in China attending Love Without Boundaries Believe in Me IV school. Because of donations through gift cards, Angel Covers has been able to send Tommy to school for a year. Tommy has learned to count to 10, say his full name, and is learning to follow directions and cooperate with others. He loves playing with his friends at school too. Because of donations through gift cards, Tommy is learning how to interact with others in a way he wouldn't have been able to before.

Next time you need a gift, please consider our gifts cards. They are changing the lives of children like Tommy around the world.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Caring Kids

Frequently kids from around the country contact Angel Covers about how they can help others. Donations of clothing, vitamins, school supplies, blankets, and many other items have been sent to us from children trying to make a difference. More than $400 was recently sent by a school after they held a bake sale to raise money for Angel Cottage. Each of the children who worked on this fund raiser will have his or her name on a brick at Angel Cottage.

Another great example of a generous child helping orphans was seen this week. Melanie is a 5 year old little girl who was adopted from China when she was 10 months old. Rather than asking for toys for her birthday, Melanie asked her friends to donate towards baby bouncers. Because of her selflessness, two more bouncers will be purchased and given to orphans in China. Melanie put aside her own wants and asked that needy children be helped instead.

We can all learn from Melanie's example and the example of children around the world. Are you willing to follow their lead?