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.)