ANGELS OF LOVE was established in 1997 by Rick and Sally Cryder. Rick’s dream was to create a ministry that made stained-glass Angels that were freely given to bring encouragement, love, hope, peace, and comfort to people during difficult circumstances—whether grieving the loss of a family member or suffering from a serious illness, disability, or tragedy.
These beautiful stained-glass, gold-plated Angels take approximately three hours to make. Their beauty is matched by the generous hearts of the volunteers who donate their time, talent, and material resources to the Angels of Love Ministry.
Our ministry is very small and our funding and volunteer base is very limited, so unfortunately we can only make one angel per family. Thank you for understanding.
Donate to Angels of Love in Honor of Memorial Day!
May 26, 2014
While today we honor and remember our veterans and all that are currently or have served our country, please help us by continuing to honor them through Angels of Love. This is an awesome non-profit charity that reaches out to families and victims and provide a free Angel of Love to help let them know that they are being thought of and that they have an Angel looking over them. Although they provide Angels to military and their families, they also reach out to all in need. This includes not only military, but officers, firemen and anyone who protects or sacrifices for our great country. This week, they will be working on Angels for the victims and families of the horrible event in Santa Barbara on Friday May 23rd. They have also provided Angels to 911 families and victims, and provide Angels for all of the Gold Rush Cure Foundations Pots of Gold for childhood cancer heroes. They do all of this on their own, and primarily fund this organization through their own incomes. No donation is too small and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration. I am making my donation today - please join me. Click on the "Contact" tab for a link to make your donation. Lori Lawton
24th Memorial of Pan Am Flight 103
Oct 19, 2012
This year marks the 24th year since the tragic bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Two hundred and seventy Angels are being delivered to over 20 countries to the families who were affected. We are grateful for the assistance of Eileen Walsh who lost three of her own family members on board that flight and is a Board member of victimsofpanAmflight103.org
Out of Darkness Community Walk (AFSP)
Oct 19, 2012
On September 22, 2012 hundreds of Angels were given to the families and to new found friends at the Out of Darkness Community Walk sponsored by a local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
“For He will give His Angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
We have received many letters and emails from people over the years who have either received an Angel of Love or who have worked with the Angels of Love program.
Also, click here to read some of the heartfelt letters sent to us.
"Going to St. Joseph hospital today I really didn't know what to expect. It was my first time volunteering and I was told what it would be like before hand...I was very nervous and somewhat confused when I got there. I say confused because in my mind and heart I kept wondering what this experience would really be like. It also made me think of my goals and the path that I have set for myself. The first two rooms we went to I had another volunteer hand out the Angels because I didn't know what to expect and I wasn't sure how I would react to the patients who are fighting/battling to stay alive. When I did hand out my first Angel, I was a little bit scared and very nervous. As I walked in and looked at the patient that feeling of scared and nervous went away. The next patient I visited was a bit more for me to see and handle...she had tubes and IV's and all the words in my head were gone. Seeing all that made me look away for a moment so that I could compose myself. When we left the room I was really proud of myself and I was emotional at the same time. After a few more visits with patients I became more comfortable with what I said and I felt so much compassion for what they're going thru. There was one patient that I just couldn't go into her room...she was suffering so much I just couldn't go in. All in all when our visit to St. Joseph's was over I felt real proud of myself, it gave me a sense of reaching out to the community and it also helped me to realize its better to think of others, not just myself."
Posted by Jacob, student - April 2014 on Apr 25, 2014