There are many abusive situations in existence in our world today. You can do something to help! The Marine Corps League Auxiliary has launched a program called Operation Little Angel for its members to become aware of things they can do to aid those who are hurting. Please help the little angel. Contact your local area Child Abuse Center, Children's Home, or any organization affiliated with child abuse. These places need items for children from newborn to 17 years of age. Items needed are formula, booties/socks, all sizes of clothes, shoes, coats, blankets, soft cuddly toys, cribs, sheets, and other necessary items. Some of our angel are removed from the abusive situations in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their back.
2000 a National President and two police officers, all members of the
Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA) put their heads, hearts and minds
together and the Operation Little Angel© (OLA) program was formed. It
started out small with only the idea of stuffed toys being put into
police vehicles to be given to frightened children. The dream grew and
today, not just toys, but clothing, food and items necessary for
survival are placed in the hands of those agencies that can best serve
the “little angels” of this land.
Sadly, there are children of all ages in this country in need of items necessary for a safe, productive and happy young life. The MCLA can, with your help, make these lives a bit brighter. The circumstances surrounding these needs were not of the children’s making. Help can be given to the parent/parents to get back on their feet by helping the young loved ones of the family. By doing so, we can, in some small way, lessen the burden of the adult, who in most cases is dealing with challenges and stress of their own. Contacting your local child abuse center, children’s home or any local agency that deals with children and families is a good place to start. These agencies will identify the need in your geographical area. They will outline their specific needs
When visiting an organization that needs assistance, use a notebook to list the items the organization needs for their “little angels”. If a Unit needs help starting this program or has questions, contact the MCLA Executive Secretary.
Hold one of the following events to raise
funds or to create interest:
• A Tea Party
• A Shower for babies or for a specific Home
• An Ice Cream Social
• A Mother’s Day Tea or Parent’s Tea
• A Themed Night with food (Spaghetti Dinner, Taco Night, etc.)
• Any social gathering – any event where a group can congregate and bring items needed by the agency that has been chosen
This program, sponsored by the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, a non-profit organization, develops an ongoing program with a legal agency to provide emergency comfort needs through a process that works best with that agency and the local community. This process can involve contributions from local corporations, retail stores, service organizations, as well as individuals. Ultimately, procurement of 501c3 grants will enhance your program.
For children in crisis who have been legally removed from their home due to neglect or illegal activity, comfort survival needs will be provided. This will be accomplished through a working relationship with local MCLA Units and official agencies that service children in crisis in local communities throughout the United States.
Marine Corps League Auxiliary Unit and Department participation
in the Operation Little Angel Program to meet the above vision
and mission in local communities throughout the United States
• Promote MCLA Units soliciting local non-profit grants of money from corporations or foundations receiving a 501c3 tax deduction through the Marine Corps League Foundation. 100% of the donation goes to the local Unit to use in the community where the funds are collected.
• Facilitate an annual support event at every national convention where collections of monetary and tangible supplies sent or brought by Units throughout the nation are given to a local agency in the community of the national convention. The local agency meets the requirements in the OLA vision and mission statement.