Apixture Photo booth was honored to be part of the 2013 Signature Wine Party for Gabriel’s Angels. This was such a excellent event for a good cause we thought we would include a small blog about this organization.
Gabriel’s Angels is the only program in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children. Their short term goal is to instill in children an overall emotional sense of well-being, safety and happiness. Long term aspiration is to help children learn core social skills that will prevent them from continuing the cycle of violence as adults.
Presently they provide pet therapy services to over 115 agencies and serve 13,000 children annually through nearly 155 Pet Therapy Teams. Their services are provided free of charge to the agency and the children. Gabriel’s Angels pet therapy services are provided by volunteer Pet Therapy Teams, usually consisting of a companion dog and owner. Teams visit each participating agency on a consistent schedule to build trust, empathy and respect in the children.
Gabriel’s Angels future vision is to add 170 Pet Therapy Teams reaching an additional 10,000 children in Arizona.