Nominations of “human angels” are pouring in for a national TV series that will tell the stories of everyday Americans who give of themselves to help others.
“We’re finding there are so many people from every walk of life – young children and teenagers, the very elderly, rich people and poor – quietly extending their hands to others,” said Jim Lindsey, chairman of Angel Wings Entertainment, LLC, a company on a mission to find and inspire “human angels” across the country.
“So many of their stories have brought tears to our eyes. These are people who see a need and say, ‘I can do something about this. I can help,’ And with their gifts of time and service, they transform lives.”
The company is still accepting nominations at www.AngelWingsEntertainment.com. Those selected as Angels will be featured in mini-documentaries and stand to win money for their charities. It’s part of a multi-media effort to “shine a light on the best of human behavior” and inspire a national movement of giving and caring.
The effort is funded in part by an endowment from philanthropist John Shimer, who teamed with a like-minded group of veteran media and marketing professionals.
Shimer’s work with a “human angel,” a woman who established a vocational school in impoverished Uganda, inspired him to launch the Angels Among Us Project. That effort to recognize and reward service to others led to the creation of the media company, Angel Wings Entertainment. Shimer is a director of the charitable corporation Fortune Family Foundation.
“We need to see more stories about the good things people do, rather than all the bad,” Shimer said. “If we want to see the best in human behavior, we need to be showing people what that looks like.”
The Angel Wings Entertainment board includes Lindsey, a renowned brand builder and former vice-chairman of the top advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, as well as a leader of ad agencies McCaffrey & McCall and Hill Holiday/Wakeman & DeForrest.
It also includes CEO Tom Keegan, an entertainment industry veteran who has worked on more than 500 productions for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and national syndication, including the Emmy Award-winning Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (ABC), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (motion picture for NBC), The Hollywood Reporter, Front Runners and Celebrity Sweepstakes.
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