Al’s Angels’ Faithful Directory

Al’s Angels is one of Westport’s hardest working, most effective and least publicized community service groups.

Tireless fundraising provides holiday meals and gifts for special children, and families in tremendous need.  Many Westporters donate time and money — and local businesses offer cash, products and facilities too.

Al DiGuido, president of Al’s Angels, says:

It is the unwavering support of Bill Mitchell, the love of the  Gault family, the great heart of Tony Aitoro and his incredible team, our friends at a dash of salt, Mike’s Deli, The Black Duck, Mansion Clam House, Osianna, Riverview Restaurant, Dunville’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, Angela Mia, Norm Bloom & Son, Westport Aquaculture, Black Rock Vintners and so many more who provide us with a luanching pad that is so essential to our work and success.  No words can express the level of appreciation I have for this incredible group.

No words — but Al is a man of deeds.  He has put together a list of the many merchants, companies and groups that support Al’s Angels.  He hopes Westporters will “Shop With the Angels” this holiday season.  That, he says, “sends a message that we truly appreciate all they do.”

What an awesome idea.  The directory — available here — includes “Angel Spirits,” “Angel Apparel and Bling,” and “Angel Restaurants,” among much more.

The list also features services to remember long after holiday shopping is done: electricians, landscapers, snow plowers, builders, bankers, auto restorers, photographers and the like.

“None of these organizations has asked Al’s Angels for any recompense for the great work they do,” Al says. 

“But I feel an obligation of all Angels to support and give back to partners that answer our call every time.  Let’s show our appreciation to them.”

It’s hard to imagine a better holiday message than that.

(For more information on Al’s Angels, click here, or call 203-254-1759.)

3 responses to “Al’s Angels’ Faithful Directory

  1. Great work. Another reason to support our local merchants. Where is The Gap? Starbucks? Best Buy?

  2. I don’t care who isn’t on that list, but now that I am sure who is on that list, I’ll be going to those places more often and with greater enthusiasm. And, as if everything Al’s Angels do as listed by Dan wasn’t enough, their winter holiday lighting of Peter’s Bridge (I believe that in most recent years past that has been their doing too, right?), to me, it’s on par with the lighting of NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza Tree…very special.

  3. Al’s Angels’ largess is phenomenal. The amount they contribute for the electricity just to light the bridge every night from now through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays must be huge!