In 2015, Carol Ann Selkis founded “Angel Gowns - Capital Region NY”. Carol Ann and her team help families grieving the loss of a baby by providing free burial gowns, made from repurposed wedding gowns and formal wear. The group seeks donations, recruits seamstresses, raises funds to buy needed supplies and increases awareness in the community. Please visit their Facebook page to see their Amazon “Wish List” to make a donation or send a private message.
In addition to her work with Angel Gowns, Carol Ann, her husband, Tom and their certified therapy dog, Dude, provide pet therapy for patients in area hospitals, nursing homes, colleges and for special requests.
Carol Ann also founded and manages a prayer group...”Christ Cyclers-Prayer Partners” where anyone interested can submit intentions and also pray for an intention list that is sent out weekly through email. To be added, please leave a message with your name, phone number and email address at 518-482-5700.
Carol Ann received a Jefferson Award on April 12, 2016. The local level recognizes individuals who are committed to improving their communities through volunteer and community services. The honorees are ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things, often without the expectation of recognition.
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Angel Gowns made by Jane Foster