Angels Undercover of Collier County, Inc. is a wholly volunteer-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping economically needy elementary school students in Collier County. Our mission is to promote education by providing clothing (school uniforms) to those who would otherwise come to school inadequately dressed. Through this gift, we help students arrive at school ready to learn.
100% of the funding received goes to buy clothing for the children. To date, all of the funding of Angels Undercover has come from private donations. Angels Undercover employs no staff, which minimizes costs and allows us to provide aid directly where it is needed most.
And the need is great, with 68% of elementary students eligible for and receiving free and reduced lunches. In a region known for its wealth and lifestyle, a shocking 30% of Collier County’s children (0-17 years) live at or below the poverty level.
The cost to provide one school with the clothing items its children need is approximately $5,000 per year. Currently we provide clothing to 22 schools.
Our Current Goals (2016 – 2017)
The overarching goal of Angels Undercover is working toward supplying the 30 elementary schools with the highest populations of underprivileged students with the basic clothing items their children need in order to come to school ready to learn.
For 2016, we have identified the following 4 goals to further the mission of clothing children in need in Collier County.
With a projected budget need of $156,250 in 2016, Angels Undercover is working toward generating an additional $43,000 to serve a total of 30 elementary schools (up from 22 in 2015).
Every source of funding is appreciated. In addition to applying for local charitable grants, we are actively working toward growing a solid and reliable financial base of personal and corporate donations for this essential work.
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