About Us

Meet The Team

Terry Norman, CEO & President

Mollyanne Sherman, Vice President

Terri Thiel, Secretary

Roberta Crowley, Treasurer

Debbie Christopher, Board Member

Georgia Butterfield, Consultant, Former President 1996 - 2021 (Retired)

Adopt An Angel leadership and staff consists of 100% non-paid volunteers. All proceeds go directly to the children of Alameda County.

History

A brief history from the founder Georgia Butterfield

"In the 60’s, children in elementary school walked to school and early enough to play before classes began. One day in November, a 10 year old boy, named Cory, overheard a much younger boy lamenting about the fact that he had never had a visit from Santa Claus. Cory had never heard of such a thing.

He went to the store a block away, called Short Stop, and convinced the manager to let him sweep the parking lot every morning. He finally saved up $8 which was enough to buy a battery operated train.

He then wrapped the gift and, when dark, took it across Fremont Blvd. and placed the gift on the front porch and dashed away.

The Monday after the Christmas break, the little boy was thrilled to tell everyone that “SANTA HAD COME TO HIS HOUSE ON CHRISTMAS TOO!”.

Cory felt that every child deserves a visit from Santa. Many years later, Cory died from a brain hemorrhage. He was only 38. He was my son. As the holidays once again rolled near, it was a very sad time.

In 1987 one day in at our office there was an announcement that an organization called “Adopt An Angel” needed help wrapping gifts for needy kids. We became a non-profit organization in 2012 and have been operating since." - Georgia Butterfield


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