Spring is usually a busy time of year for Abandoned Little Angels, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Golf Tournament and our Gala. During the height of the pandemic, we realized the need to not only continue support to our orphanages and children abroad, but also to support front line workers at home in Houston.
After launching the ‘2020 Meals to Heal’ campaign, ALA delivered more than 3600 meals to front-line workers at local hospitals, COVID-19 testing centers, and fire departments across the Houston area. Our success was due to the incredible contributions and support from our local restaurant and business partners which include: Etoile, Local Foods, Roots Café, Kim Son Restaurants, Raizes Mexican Kitchen, Hai Cang Harbor Seafood Restaurant, Christie’s Seafood Restaurant, and State Fare.
ALA members and volunteers take a proactive position in helping local communities and charities in the United States through direct partnerships or donations. During a time in our history when everything was on lock down, ALA found a way to impact and support those who were working hard and putting their lives on the line to do their job.
“We are so grateful for the support we have received for our ‘2020 Meals to Heal’ campaign in support of our frontline responders and healthcare workers,” said Frances Chenne, Executive Director of Abandoned Little Angels. “Houston has a proud Vietnamese community and they have given back to our city in so many ways. From our very first call we realized the amazing connection our community has with Houston and each-other. So many people came together to give back in such a meaningful way. People from all backgrounds across our country have stepped up to serve and we are committed to doing the same for our great city.”
Hospitals and facilities served throughout the ‘2020 Meals to Heal’ campaign include Methodist Texas Medical Center, Methodist Katy, Methodist Sugar Land, Memorial Hermann SW, Memorial Hermann TX Med Center, Stafford Fire Station #1, Sugar Land Fire Station #2, Sugar Land Fire Station #4, Smart Financial Center (Covid testing site) Fort Bend County, LBJ Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Texas Children Medical Center, Butler Stadium (Covid testing site), Delmar Stadium (Covid testing site), Bureau Vital Statistics (Houston Health Department), Center for Pursuit and Community ER -Emergency Room in Cypresswood. Monetary donations were made to Houston Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Kid’s Meals and Star of Hope’s Women & Family Emergency Shelter. Final donation of the year went to 6 disadvantaged families that were adopted by ALA and the Godfrey family in the Third Ward.