Meet our Founder

Founder Susan Stames Hall
We are very grateful for all of YOU!

Susan Hall
Founder & Executive Director
The Angel's Depot
Read Susan's full bio

Photograph compliments of the North County Times, May 4, 2008

Founder's Letter

Hi Folks . . . Happy 4th of July!

United States of America is 239 Years Old from 1776 to2015 . . . YEAAAA for US! 

I am a proud American and even prouder of the SENIORS we serve who are of the generations who fought our wars, paid taxes and built this grand country for us!  It is truly an honor to serve them.  I hope you will join us in this noble effort . . . providing FREE “Senior Emergency Meal Boxes” for over 900 seniors, countywide, each month . . . is a project that needs many dollars and hands. 

“Sponsor a Senior” or Seniors . . . costs only $25 per month to feed a senior for a full week . . . these are folks who skip meals and doses of medicine to survive between Social Security checks.  Please do what you can to help them.  They are older Americans who are fragile, lack transportation and funds to purchase food.  Their average monthly income is $850.  Think about it . . . could you live on $850 each month?


The Flag is Up . . . They’re Off . . . for our 9th Annual“Angel’s Day at the Races” on Friday, July 31, 3:00 the Del Mar Racetrack . . . Post Time is 4:00 for Twilight Racing . . . you’re sitting in the glassed in Il Palio Room in the Turf Club overlooking that famous Del Mar Finish Line!  Tickets are selling fast . . . $125 per Ticketincludes your Turf Club Seat, Turf Club Dinner Buffet, 5 Free “Horse Box Drawing Tickets” for WIN-PLACE-SHOW Drawings after each Race.  Also get Race Program Free and Concert after Races!   Click on the Race Photo to open the “Angel’s Day at the Races” Flyer & Entry Form.  Mail it, Email it or Fax it:  760.599.6402 but do it quick!  I’ll see you there . . . Lucky Pix Susan


On Sunday, June 7th I stopped by the Helen Woodward Animal Center and adopted two kitties.  “Timothy” is 3 months old and “Tangee” is 16 months old.  They bonded immediately as Tangee had recently lost her kittens and Timothy recently lost his mommy and siblings.  Here are photos of them.  What a joyful time, just watching them rassle and clean each others faces.  So sweet.  I highly recommend it for stress relief! 



 We are sooo proud of our friends at the Helen Woodward Animal Center for providing “AniMeals” 2,079 times for the pets of our needy seniors. Each of the 2,079 times – they gave pet food for 30 days,      that amounts to 62,370 pet meals!  Our seniors and their pets are so very grateful to the Helen Woodward Animal Center for their gifts of“AniMeals." The collaboration with The Angel's Depot is a beautiful example of two community nonprofits working well together with great enthusiasm. We all know how important pets are to the wellbeing of our lonely and isolated seniors. Sometimes their pet is their last friend. We also know they would likely feed their beloved pets from their Senior Emergency Meal Boxes if they have no other food for them. This gift of pet food is truly a blessing and every senior gets food for an entire month! Please see theAniMeals” page.


It’s our 10th Annual “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”Fundraising Gala on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at theSheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa . . . we have 10thAnniversary surprises in store for you!

DAN COHEN, Channel 8 News Anchor and 3-Time Emmy Winner . . . is our GALA EMCEE!  Doesn’t get better than that!  Wait until you see our Holiday “LIVE” Auction this year . . . WOWIE! 

Back by popular demand . . . 6-Time Gold Record Recording Artist GARY PUCKETT with a fabulous show of HITS & HOLIDAY MUSIC.  We’ll have a fabulous Duo Entrée Dinner for you with Red & White Wine and an amazing Chocolate Dessert! 

Dan Cohen

Gary Puckett

Our 2015 Community Excellence Awards will be tear-jerkers for sure this year . . . Tickets are $175 . . . or be a Sponsor this Year.  Click on the Holiday Photo to open the“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Sponsor’s Package.  Early sponsors this year:  Harrah’s Resort Southern California ~ Tri City Medical Center ~ AT&T ~ Sun Wireless. Please join us for a fabulous evening the weekend before Thanksgiving.


Stay tuned . . . more exciting news to come . . . as always . . . YOU are the wind beneath our WINGS . . . we couldn’t make this program happen without all of YOU!


Tangee & Tim Tims at Nite-Nite Time

Awards – Susan Stames Hall – Founder & Executive Director - The Angel's Depot

2006 – Susan Hall received Channel 10 News Leadership Award on May 31, 2006 at The Angel’s Depot Grand Opening; event was filmed by Channel News film crew and feature story ran on television and on Channel 10 website.

2007 – Susan Hall received San Diego Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business Award"

2009 – Susan Hall received San Diego Business Journal “Healthcare Champion” Award

2011 – Susan Hall named one of five national finalists in the AARP Hunger Hero Contest (American Association of Retired Persons). 

2012 – Susan Hall named “2012 Woman of the Year” by California State Assemblyman Martin Garrick, 74th Assembly District in California; she received the award on March 26, 2012 on the Floor of the Assembly.

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