The Borrow My Angel Foundation

Mental illness knows no discrimination. It affects all walks of life, young or old, male or female. Tragically, our local community has felt the devastating effects recently. We want to provide hope, but we need your help. The concept is simple-we all have a guardian angel, and those in need may need to borrow ours.

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Pledge Incentives


$1.00 Level

3 Supporters

Your gift of $1 or more will make an impact. Every donation, no matter the size, increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.


$20.00 Level

10 Supporters

With your $20 donation, you are helping pave the way to impact the lives of our loved ones and neighbors battling mental illnesses. Your $20 multiplies as it helps create web presence and the beginning stages of the Angel Connection App.


$100.00 Level

7 Supporters

With your $100 donation, you are helping open the door of opportunity for those battling mental illness to access an "Angel" quickly during their critical time of need. $100 represents 3% of the setup costs and is an enormous impact on making The Borrow My Angel Foundation a reality. You will also receive a special "Thank You" from our team to show our gratitude for your generosity.


$300.00 Level

8 Supporters

Founding Angel (ONLY 40 SPOTS AVAILABLE): Your generous $300 donation represents 10% of the initial funds needed for The Borrow My Angel Foundation to launch. To say thank you, all our Founding Angels will be invited to our black tie, invitation only launch dinner party. Dinner will be provided, and you'll get a real time update on progress while hearing first-hand from our founder why this project is so important.


$5,000.00 Level

0 Supporters

Founding Corporate Sponsor: Clearly a $5,000 donation would make an enormous impact as we launch The Borrow My Angel Foundation. As the mobile app and websites are developed, there will be marketing opportunities for the right corporate partner as we gain critical mass. Your $5,000 corporate donation will not only make an incredible difference in the lives of those struggling with mental illnesses, your business will also prominently be displayed on our mobile application, website and social media presences as our founding corporate sponsor.

Project Overview

The Project Goal:

We need your help to make The Borrow My Angel Foundation a reality.  100% of all donations will go directly to launching the mission and cover all setup costs, website and app development.  Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 within the next 45 days.

The Background:

The concept of "Borrow My Angel" (click here to listen https://soundcloud.com/user-692077348/borrow-my-angel) originated with a song written to my sister when she was in her darkest place as she battled with mental illness.  While walking through my sister’s journey with her, I realized that there is no such thing as “too many allies” in the life of someone struggling with mental illness.  

When she was at one of her lowest moments, I struggled to convey to her how I felt, and how badly I wanted to help bear her burdens.  Those emotions were channeled into the song, "Borrow My Angel" letting her know that any time she needed it, she could borrow my guardian angel to help her overcome the challenges she faced living with mental illness. 

The lessons I learned about mental health stigmas, compassion and availability from my sister has led to the creation of The Borrow My Angel Foundation.  The reality in today’s time, is that most of us have someone we love who struggles with mental illness.  Those that are struggling undoubtedly will experience moments where they simply need hope, a friend and a non-judgmental ear to listen.  We owe it to them to be "an Angel" to those in desperate need to help them survive and even thrive through their darkest moments.

The Borrow My Angel Foundation embodies a vision that celebrates the power of a listening ear and an open heart.  Our goal is to mobilize an army of volunteers who are willing to simply be a friend, a non-judgmental voice who offers an ear, a pathway to hope and recovery, and resources for guidance to those that are struggling with mental illness, depression or suicidal thoughts when they need it the most.  

We are working to develop an app using technology similar to Uber that will send out an "Angel Beacon" at the touch of a button from those needing help.  That beacon will then connect someone needing to "Borrow An Angel" with one of our volunteers for a COMPLETELY anonymous encounter via phone call or instant messenger through the app.  Our "Angels" volunteer will lend an ear, be a friend in that moment, and help guide those in need to seek professional help and guidance.

The Mission:

The official mission of The Borrow My Angel Foundation is two fold:

1.) Increase awareness around mental disorders and mental disease. We must understand that those who are suffering have a DISEASE and truly need HELP. Culturally, we would never dream of telling someone with cancer that they need to “suck it up” or “get over it”. Yet that is far too often the message that our society sends those who are in need of help.

2.) Offer help and hope to those who are in their darkest moments. By leveraging volunteers and technology, our vision is to provide an easy, anonymous and safe method for those who are struggling to reach out for hope, an ear to listen, and resources for help and assistance.

Thank you so much in advance for helping the mission become a reality.  Any additional questions can be sent to borrowmyangel@gmail.com.  Feel free to send suggestions, ideas or comments, and thank you for helping us on this journey!!

Chuck Dow

CEO/Founder

The Borrow My Angel Foundation

Updates

Massive Thank You

We will be sending out more updates soon, but wanted to send a quick note in the meantime to say thank you so much for your generosity. Very much appreciated, and thank you for helping to make this vision become a reality and hopefully touch many, many lives to come. Will keep you posted!! - Chuck


About Borrow My Angel Foundation

The concept of "Borrow My Angel" originated with a song written to my sister when she was in her darkest place as she battled with mental illness. While walking through my sister’s journey with her, I realized that there is no such thing as “too many allies” in the life of someone struggling with mental illness. 



When she was at one of her lowest moments, I struggled to convey to her how I felt, and how badly I wanted to help her bear her burdens. Those emotions were channeled into the song, "Borrow My Angel" letting her know that any time she needed it, she could borrow my guardian angel to help her overcome the challenges she faced living with mental illness. 



The lessons I learned about mental health stigmas, compassion and availability from my sister has led to the creation of The Borrow My Angel Foundation. The reality in today’s time, is that most of us have someone we love who struggles with mental illness. Those that are struggling undoubtedly will experience moments where they simply need hope, a friend and a non-judgmental ear to listen. We owe it to them to be "an Angel" to those in desperate need to help them survive and even thrive through their darkest moments.



The Borrow My Angel Foundation embodies a vision that celebrates the power of a listening ear and an open heart. Our goal is to mobilize an army of volunteers who are willing to simply be a friend, a non-judgmental voice who offers an ear, a pathway to hope and recovery, and resources for guidance to those that are struggling with mental illness, depression or suicidal thoughts when they need it the most. 



We are working to develop an app using technology similar to Uber that will send out an "Angel Beacon" at the touch of a button from those needing help. That beacon will then connect someone needing to "Borrow An Angel" with one of our volunteers for a COMPLETELY anonymous encounter via phone call or instant messenger through the app. Our "Angels" volunteer will lend an ear, be a friend in that moment, and help guide those in need to seek professional help and guidance.


The official mission of The Borrow My Angel Foundation is two fold:



1.) Increase awareness around mental disorders and mental disease. We must understand that those who are suffering have a DISEASE and truly need HELP. Culturally, we would never dream of telling someone with cancer that they need to “suck it up” or “get over it”. Yet that is far too often the message that our society sends those who are in need of help.

2.) Offer help and hope to those who are in their darkest moments. By leveraging volunteers and technology, our vision is to provide an easy, anonymous and safe method for those who are struggling to reach out for hope, an ear to listen, and resources for help and assistance.


Thank you so much in advance for helping the mission become a reality. Any additional questions can be sent to borrowmyangel@gmail.com. Feel free to send suggestions, ideas or comments, and thank you for helping us on this journey!!



Chuck Dow

CEO/Founder

The Borrow My Angel Foundation

Borrow My Angel Foundation

Springfield, MO
borrowmyangel@gmail.com