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Where does the money go?

Within our work that we do, we support Love a Child and what beautiful work they do! Currently they are in the process of building 50 families that have been living in a cave since hurricane Matthew! Here is a family in front of their new home. We look forward to our next dress drive so we can help them reach their goal!

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3rd annual dress drive

Sunday, June 25th 2017
Noon-3pm
Studio Salon
1135 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
To benefit Love a ChildHope House

Circle of LoveThe Urban Angels are thrilled to present “Circle of Love” our 3rd annual dress drive to be held at Studio Salon in downtown Denver. The purpose of this dress drive is to not only provide hope, love and joy to little girls around the world in impoverished circumstances, but to provide fun and colorful dresses for girls to play and grow in. Financial gifts donated will be shared between Love a Child and Hope House and will provide food for families in need providing hope for a better future.

For most of these little girls, this is the only new dress that they’ve ever had.

“Hope and love are infused into these dresses and we will never know the full impact of the gift that’s been given,” says Mary Martinez of the Urban Angels.

Peggy Kastning and Mary Martinez, brains behind the Urban Angels, have been serving the homeless community around Denver and spreading positivity and light. After seeing a program about the needs in Haiti, they both wanted to get involved.  A major realization occurred. They could both help by making dresses for girls in Haiti, and continue to help families locally.

“It’s exciting to know that each one of us can make a difference in the world. With our love of sewing and our hearts for humanity, we can combine these two passions and help those less fortunate.” says Peggy Kastning of the Urban Angels.

The Urban Angels are two gals on a mission to do good, transform lives, and create happiness in the world. Through their annual dress drives and adventures to Haiti, they want to spread sunshine where they can and make this world a better place.

This event is free and open to the public. Your donations help to complete this circle of love. A food truck will be on hand to fill our bellies.
For more information visit www.theurbanangels.com

Holiday Love

The holidays are here and The Urban Angels want to do all that we can to bring joy to others!

December 8th, we’ll have a booth set up at the Fashion Denver holiday market from 6-9 at Green Spaces! Come and purchase a dress for your little one or purchase a dress for us to send to a child in Haiti!

We’ll also be starting our Art Heart project where we invite people from the community to draw / paint / illustrate love! More details coming soon!

Art Heart

 

Coat Drive

We are holding a coat drive for the month of September! While you’re cleaning out your closets, grab any coats, scarves and mittens and drop them off at our Sister Location at Fashion Denver’s HQ in Green Spaces! Men’s, women’s and kids coats are kindly appreciated. We will be giving these to the Jeffco Action Center who serve families in need in our metro area.

Drop coats off anytime:
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Coat drive

The Urban Angels at Fashion Denver’s market! August 18th

Aytan's Spirit BeadsThe White Party & Swimsuit Fashion Show
Thursday, August 18th
6pm-9pm
Fashion show starts at 7:30 produced by Charlie Price
The Riviera at the Breakers
9099 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80247
Enter on Alton and let the guard shack know you are heading to the White Party!

Purchase tickets here:

We will have our dresses and Aytan’s beautiful jewelry at the Fashion Denver pool party Thursday, August 18th from 6-9pm! Look for us around the pool and come and support the wonderful organizations that we love!

The Urban Angels

Suggested donation for dresses $25.00 which 100% of proceeds go to Love A Child. 1 dress purchase can feed 5 families for a month in Haiti.

Suggested donation for AYTAN’S SPIRIT BEADS between $10-$25.00. Each necklace is made a variety of glass beads, plastic beads, and special treasures, and of course… with love!

 

 

Meet our Urban Angel, Aytan!

AytanPlease meet fellow Urban Angel Aytan Evans!  Aytan has has been a part of Urban Angels for many years.  She has a heart to touch people and consistently demonstrates it through love and action.  Her many talents and abilities have been crucial to making our efforts a success.

Thank you, Aytan!

AYTAN’S SPIRIT BEADS

These are just a few of Aytan’s jewelry pieces that she has made! Each necklace and bracelet is made with a variety of colorful beads, glass beads, plastic beads, found beads and treasures. Her pieces are special, made with love!

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Custom beads can be made with school colors for School Spirit, or can be bought as they have been created, with spirit and love put in each one. Not one single necklace or bracelet has been duplicated, making each one unique, just like you!

AYTAN’S SPIRT BEADS will be available for sale at the Urban Angel’s booth at Fashion Denver’s WHITE PARTY on August 18th! Click here for information! 

“Making jewelry is relaxing. I started doing it as a kid for gifts for my family, friends, and it stuck. My designs have always been this style. I’d sell them at work and they sold out. So I keep making them!. I had a desire to help The Urban Angels financially. I’d like to see if others would like to start making jewelry… kids helping kids. We can teach kids how to give back to the community!”

 

Fashion Camp!

What a great time we had with Fashion Denver at their fashion camp this past Sarurday! We made journals withthe little fashionistas! It was fun to see their creativity unfold.The Urban Angels

Distributing school supplies: July 28th

July 28th we will be distributing school supplies to the Jeffco Action Center. There are thousands of children in need of school supplies and clothing as they get ready to jump into the new school year. It is in our hearts to help them move forward with confidence!  We’ll be collecting school supplies at the Fashion Denver fashion camp on the 23rd as well as purchasing school supplies.

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The Action Center is always in need of supplies and clothing. If you would like to donate, click here to get the information on donations. You can always make a donation on our website and we will use your donation to purchase supplies as well. Donation button is on the right side of our pages.

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On this day we will also be sending out school supplies packs to the Love-A-Child warehouse in Florida that will then be shipped over to Haiti.

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Urban Angels at Fashion Camp: July 23rd

We’re thrilled to be partnering up with Fashion Denver for their fashion camp on July 23rd at Green Spaces. We will be leading a creative activity working with the campers between the ages of 5-15 on making journals.

We feel that writing is such a great way to process life and share life’s journeys and we are thrilled to take these kiddos on an adventure to make a fun journal! These journals will spark creativity in our future writers!

We’ll also be reaching out to the fellow fashion campers and collecting clothing and school supplies. We’ve had several donations in the past and to see these kids hearts light up when they knew their clothes were going to a good cause, really makes our heart joyful. Fashion Camp

 

For more information on the fashion camp, click here!