GIFTS OF LIFE

Overtime Angels has provided assistance to…

  • a self employed woman raising her two grandchildren who was facing eviction from her home. She plans to pay back funds once she has more work.
  • a family who lost their home, pets and all possessions to a horrific fire on Christmas Eve to purchase clothing and pay security deposit for temporary housing.
  • Kennett Food Cupboard of Kennett Square, PA, a new commercial freezer was purchased to replace a unit destroyed by fire. Though they had insurance, it did not cover the cost to replace the freezer and repair all of the damage from the fire. The food cupboard serves over 1,100 people a month who live below the poverty line. Some only make minimum wage or are unable to work due to illness or injury.
  • Lady Hustle of Goffstown, NH, hygiene items, toiletries, hand-warmers, winter beanies, gloves, scarves, and socks were purchased for the Fill a Purse project. 150 purses will be filled with these items and distributed to homeless women’s shelters and to women living on the street.
  • Thermos Project of Atkinson, NH, 204 food thermoses were purchased for distribution to homeless shelters and soup kitchens in four different cities. Run out of her home and based solely on donations, Kathy spreads cheer to some of society’s most vulnerable, especially in the frigid New England winters, the homeless.
  • a woman suffering from lymphoma, diabetes and brain stem meningitis to the point where she requires care around the clock.  She also has two young children and is being cared for by dear friends.
  • an individual with several health issues and no means to help pay their power bill after a recent illness and hiatus from work left them with no financial resources and no other places to turn.
  • a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer to assist with the pressures that come along with treatment and being out of work so she can focus on her own healing and worry less about paying bills during her recovery.
  • Special Strides of Monroe, New Jersey for a fun-raiser that benefits 140 individuals with special needs, allowing them to receive equine assisted activities and therapy.
  • a person who is battling cancer as well as other health ailments. We acquired an electric wheelchair via private donation and arranged to have it shipped 2,000 miles via UPS freight. When UPS learned this was a charitable endeavor, they provided packing services free of charge.
  • Emergency Housing and Advocacy Program of Freehold, New Jersey who provides hot meals and a warm, safe place to sleep to hundreds of men and women in the community.
  • HomeSharing of Bridgewater, New Jersey who provided Thanksgiving / Holiday meals to approximately 40 homeless families. Funding for provisions includes meats, vegetables and other packaged products to be used during the holidays.
  • Healthy Start of Bay, Franklin, & Gulf Counties who helped pregnant women and new families who have been devastated by Hurricane Michael by providing basic supplies to families who aren’t otherwise receiving help.
  • a woman while undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been unable to return to work and we hope these funds will help reduce worries and stress while she walks her path to becoming cancer free.
  • Community Resource Center of Summerville, SC who provides food/clothing for less fortunate, school supplies to underprivileged children and free health services (education, checkups, diabetic supplies and medication) to those in need.
  • a gentleman without medical insurance who had emergency surgery to help cover costs and lost time at work. He has now recovered and has returned to work and normal routine.
  • the family of a wonderful husband and amazing dad who unfortunately died of a sudden heart attack. Our gift helped them pay for outstanding medical bills and funeral expenses.
  • a proud mother with a special needs child. She needed to pay a large, delinquent power bill to get back into their home after some significant financial difficulty and tumult in their lives. She was insistent that the financial assistance be in the form of a loan that she could pay back.
  • a community advocacy program that needed funding toward an initial six-month lease for a new office next to the local food bank. Other local charities matched our gift. This program helps individuals originally from Latin and South America in dealing with government entities where they can apply to receive housing and other benefits that are difficult to acquire due to language barriers or other hurdles.
  • a mother with two children who generously donated her time taking care of the elderly who was to become homeless within weeks. Our donation helped pay for her to find a new home to carry on her good will and to provide for her family.
  • a family to help cover some medical and living expenses for an individual suffering from third degree burns after a gas explosion in their home.
  • a troubled gentleman needing to get into a treatment facility without the means to do so. To date, this individual is out of treatment and taking back control of their life.
  • a wife and mother who suffered from pancreatic cancer which had also spread to her lungs and liver.  Though cancer took her life in the end, we were able to provide her family with financial assistance through this very difficult time.
  • a husband and father of a family who had been diagnosed with third stage lymphoma. They had no insurance, little to no financial support and a 3-year-old daughter. To date, this individual’s cancer is in remission and he is back to work supporting his wife and daughter.