WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Angels Undercover makes pillows and blankets for children in foster care, in the hospital or in a shelter. The group held its first fundraiser Oct. 29, a cooking class at Williams resident Linda Carruthers' home.
Kathy Felter started Angels Undercover less than a year ago. She said group members have donated 64 quillows - blankets that fold neatly into pillows - and hope to donate more with the proceeds from the recent cooking class fundraiser.
"Everybody learned to cook something new, then they stayed and ate lunch," said Felter. "This was our first actual fundraiser, we're still working on getting things together, but I'm proud of the progress we've made already."
Felter said Angels Undercover happily accepts donations from anyone or any place willing to donate.
"We accept financial donations, fabric donations, or if people want to make the quillows themselves we accept those too," Felter said, adding this is simply her way of giving back to the community.
The retired Felter said she lives too far away from any particular place to volunteer her time, so she decided to start her own volunteer-based charity. Felter, along with Carruthers, Vodopich, and Carol Johnson make up the four-member board of Angels Undercover.
Angels Undercover members are always looking for volunteers to help sew quillows or donate material or money to their cause. They will accept fabric no less than two yards in length and prefer soft flannel.
Having family members that have been through foster care, Felter said she understands how important it is for children to have something to call their own. That's why she started Angels Undercover - to allow children a gentle comfort in a hard time.
"I just think that when you go into a system like that, it is so cold anyway, to have something that is nice and warm and soft and belongs to you is very important," she said.
Angels Undercover can be found on Facebook. Those interested in joining or donating to Angels Undercover can email Felter at email@example.com or call her at (661) 478-8364.