“If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
We should cast the gift of a loving thought
Into the heart of a friend,
That would be giving as the Angels give.”
Where We Started
Angela Rose-O’Brien founded Angela’s Angels in 2006. This collaboration began by requesting a donation from Michele Bolish, a former Bridal Salon owner. Michele kicked off this project by donating over 100 “new” gowns, which were earmarked to be utilized for our local financially disadvantaged young women.
Collectively, an extraordinary group of ladies and friends from the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the Women’s Business Network (WBN) immediately helped to launch the project.
Collecting gowns, jewelry, purses, etc., both new and gently worn, to have available for these ‘special’ junior and senior high school girls to wear to the prom, is the foundation of the project. All available items are displayed at various times at a designated location for viewing by the girls in order for them to make the ‘perfect’ selection. Angela’s Angels is the perfect match to these outstanding WBN members’ motto: “Success means even more when it happens to someone special”
Our former president John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
"Remember, the greatest failure is not to try."
-- Angela Rose O'Brien
Meet The woman behind the angels
As individuals, we are truly the product of what we have experienced throughout our lifetime. I am truly blessed to have had the privilege to experience all that I have accomplished. To help give you an overview of where I am today, I need to share with you what most recently has occurred in my life.
In 2013, while employed by Chick-fil-A I was involved in an automobile accident that left me with side effects that continue to hamper my ability to participate in many facets of the life that I truly enjoy. Angela’s Angels is one of those organizations that I can participate now on a limited basis, and without the help of the wonderful women that give of their time and talent, this organization could not exist. I am deeply indebted to these amazing women and am grateful and blessed to call them my friends.
Emmy DePolo from GREENSBURG, PA Is the talented artist that designed our Angela’s Angels logo in 2006. We are blessed and honored to display Emmy’s Creation.