Angel Charities is a for-profit company providing a network solution connecting 1.3 million (501c3) charitable organizations to over 22,000 funeral homes nationwide. The demand for in-lieu-of-flowers within the funeral industry is on the rise and with the baby-boomer generation around the corner, Angel Charities network will increase the donations by 40-50% per funeral and will raise over $1 Billion by year 4. The demand supports this network.
With the raising rate of deaths and embalming's per year, the families are requesting in-lieu-of-flowers for donations to their charity of choice. Today funeral homes only offer families added sentience in obituaries inside newspapers. Funeral homes do not have a way to provide web links for donations to charities nor a marketing strategies to help increase donations.
The funeral home is the lead in selling this network to the families. It is sold by the funeral director at the table when the services, transportation, casket, etc. are sold.