To celebrate our rich history, we would like to share 80 stories that have made Variety of Wisconsin the great organization it is today. Each story will spotlight people – including volunteers, donors and sponsors who have helped build our organization, and most importantly, stories about children that we have served. We will also spotlight significant milestones and achievements throughout our history.
Join us as we celebrate our 80th anniversary with our 80 Years 80 Stories campaign.
Angel is an 18-year-old philanthropist who is proud to have Down syndrome. She is the Creator and Owner of “Hugginz By Angel” a non-profit business. She has made it her life mission to help sick kids. She sews cute hospital friendly pj’s, cozy colorful flannel blankets and mini travel pillows and donates them to sick kids, to kids with special needs and to hospitals. She also knits soft Love Hats and donates them to hospitals to give to babies and to kids who have cancer. After Angel sews a blanket for a specific child, she fills it full of love, hugs and prayers for that child. She wants to make sure that every sick child is wrapped up in a warm hug. Angel also fundraises through Hugginz to raise money for charities including Variety – The Children’s Charity. During the 2015 Variety International Conference, Variety kid Waylon was presented with one of Angel’s very special Hugginz By Angel blankets, which was sent all the way to Milwaukee from British Columbia.