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!

Can you believe it’s 2015? Gussy, my beautiful long-haired black & white kitty, born in my guest room, turns 16 years old on April 13th. Had a 15th Birthday Party for her last year . . . pretty sure I had more fun than she did, although she got all the kitty treats and toys. Where do the years go??? Hope you take the time to read our new 4-page Depot Dispatch Senior Newsletters for January, February and March 2015 . . . a fun and informational read with beautiful photos. Director of Programs, Andrew Holmes, MSW and I work hard to bring you the good stuff!


Are you in the 8th Annual Soup & Beans Contest this February??? We use nearly 5,000 cans of SOUP and BEANS in our Senior Emergency Meal Boxes each month. We sure can use your help . . . to see the attached Soup & Beans Contest Flyer, click here.


Are you ready for our 7th Annual St. Pat’s Party? Tuesday, March 17 in the Warehouse . . . I’m not cookin’ but it’s corned beef and cabbage on the menu! Our old pal Joe Mystic the Magician will be there along with the Rose Ritchie Academy of Dance kiddos who will be dancin’ a jig to entertain all of us. We’ll be playin’ Irish Trivia, drawin’ for prizes, telling Leprechaun lies and most importantly, kickin’ off the S.O.S. Campaign (Saving Our Seniors) to sponsor $25 Senior Emergency Meal Boxes for those seniors who can’t make it through the month without our help with food. To see the attached St. Pat’s Party Flyer, click here..


We are sooo proud of our friends at the Helen Woodward Animal Center for providing 1,189 AniMeals in 2014 for the pets of our needy seniors. 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 the new AniMeals” page.


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!


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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