Angel’s Closet Charities
Angel’s Closet Charities – Why are we giving back to them
This is why the Fox Banquet and Events Center and Main Stream Events and PR Firm are giving back our bridal extravaganza ticket sales proceeds to Angel’s Closet Charities, a local charity. So they can fill the needs for these children who will someday be married. Tickets are $5.00 for each guest and $5.00 for bride/groom on January 29, 2017 from 10-3 at Fox Banquet and Events Center, Bridal Extravaganza details.
The high school and middle school years can be a challenging time for any young person. For one facing financial difficulties, it can be especially trying. Imagine not having the basic necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, toiletries, even underwear — and then trying to fit in and be accepted. It just doesn’t happen.
The needs of these older students have frequently gone unnoticed in the community as the kids try to blend in with their peers and are too private to discuss their situation. Thus, they’re often the forgotten ones when it comes to receiving some much-needed assistance.
Redlands resident Pat Williams was determined to change that. The more she knew, the more her resolve grew to help these kids in any way she could. She began collecting some gently used clothing and then turned around and donated the items to the students in need. But the more kids she helped, the more she realized needed help. And for those of you that know Pat, you know that only made her even more determined to make a difference in these kids’ lives.
By October 2008, Angels’ Closet was born. It’s situated on Redlands East Valley High School campus — three clothes-and-accessories-packed rooms that serve as private boutiques for students needing assistance. Referrals to the closet are made by high school and middle school counselors, and include students from Redlands and surrounding areas.
Today, Angels’ Closet Charities collects and distributes new and gently used school clothes, formal attire, business attire, graduation caps and gowns, accessories and toiletries. We also work with social services including local homeless shelters.
Angels’ Closet relies solely upon the generosity of the community for clothing and donations. Without you, we wouldn’t be here or be able to help these students — more than 2,200 to date.
This is why the Fox Banquet and Events Center and Main Stream Events and PR Firm is giving back our bridal extravaganza ticket sales proceeds to Angel’s Closet Charities. So they can fill the needs for these children who will someday be married.