Angel Magnussen could win $10,000 in Shreddies Search For Goodness contest.
Money would support Hugginz By Angel Foundation.
A small shop outside her parent’s home in Port Alberni is where for the last four years, stitch by stitch Angel Magnussen has been putting smiles on faces around the world.
“Who is this blanket for? That kid has cancer and somebody wanted fairies. They wanted fairies on the blanket? Yeah” said Angel Magnussen as she spoke with reporter Dean Stoltz.
The 20 year old with Down Syndrome has made over 1000 blankets in the room outfitted with sewing machines and metres upon metres of fabric. She wraps them in love and sends them to sick and dying children.
They are all custom made for the sick child. The one she was working on during CHEK’s visit was being made with fairies on it because when the child who has a terminal condition, dies her parents want her surrounded by fairies.
“These are kids who are critically ill, kids who are in palliative care, kids who visit the hospital a lot or kids that have a lot of extra needs that need a lot of extra supports” said Angel’s mom Cheryl Magnussen.
And as if giving to others is not wonderfully Canadian enough, the blankets for Canadian children are in many cases delivered by an RCMP officer in his or her red serge.
And Angel Magnussen is all about helping others. She has raised over $330,000 for children’s charities and now with your help she wants to raise $10,000 more.
She’s looking for votes in the the Shreddies Search for Goodness contest.
Angel says she would use the money to send more blankets to sick children.
“The money would go directly to the Hugginz By Angel Foundation which is a non-profit foundation so that Angel would be able to continue to mail blankets. That’s like ten months of mailing blankets when you think about that, that’s huge. It’s really huge when you think about how many kids, she mails an average of 14 blankets a week” said Cheryl Magnussen.
Angel is in the top five nationally but got a late start and trails by several thousand votes.
Voting ends July 31st.
“How many votes do you think you might need?” asked Dean Stoltz. “I need a lot” answered Angel.
If you’d like to vote for this Canadian fundraising star Angel Magnussen you can find the link here.