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.
"My visit to UCI Medical Center was an unforgettable experience that will stay with me for a long time to come. It was both intense and heartbreaking to see patients battling an illness...it allowed me to reminisce how a lot of us take life for granted. There was so much to take in and I found myself so overwhelmed that at one point I broke in to tears. I too have a family member battling cancer, so this visit really hit "home". There were two patients that had a huge impact on me, one patient I visited was unconscious and was attached to a breathing machine. I wished I could do more, but the most I could do was pray and put the Angel next to her. The other patient had family in the room with them and there was so much sadness on their faces. As I gave the Angel their sadness went away and I could see a change from sad to joyous...this little random act of kindness did so much. With tears in their eyes I too began to cry and shared with them my relative that is ill and how we should never lose hope. Nothing can compare to the feeling I felt as I ended my visit to UCI. It was nice to see the smiles."
Posted by Hander R. student - February 2015 on Mar 5, 2015