Al’s Angels Banners

Al’s Angels featured in Woog’s Web World by Dan Woog! View it on the web or read the excerpt below!

By now, you’ve probably seen the big banners supporting the Westport Little League all-stars, as they head into this afternoon’s World Series semifinal game. One hangs at Luciano Park. Another is nearby, at the northbound Exit 17 I-95 ramp. And 1000 “Let’s Go Westport Little League” posters can be seen in store windows, from Saugatuck to Green’s Farms.

But did you stop and think how they got there?

Little League champs

Al’s Angels — the Westport-based charity best known for helping children and their families facing cancer, rare blood diseases, natural disasters and severe financial hardship — made it happen. A.J. Penna Construction helped too. An army of volunteers — who during the rest of the year raise funds and pack bins filled with food and toys — is behind the Little League boosterism. Al’s Angels is well known for bringing smiles to faces of kids and parents, in the worst of times.

Now they’re doing the same for our entire town — happily, in the best of times.

 

Angels Among Us: Connecticut Charity Brings Truckload of Love to Southmoore

by Rob Morris
Jul 02, 2013

Al DiGuido remembers the moment well. He was sitting at a fundraiser for a charity that supports a particular childhood illness reflecting on how lucky he was that his family was healthy. As he continued to consider his own good fortune he felt the call to do something more than just donate to charities. So he formed “Al’s Angels” in 2004. The organization’s mission: providing moments of joy and comfort to families that are challenged by childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, AIDS, domestic violence and financial hardship.
On Tuesday, Al and his friend Joe Hemway arrived at Southmoore High School after a 1600 mile drive from Connecticut. They were delivering a load of teddy bears destined to end up in the hands of children impacted by the May 20 tornados. – See more at this link.