Glynne Wolman

Founder

ABOUT Glynne

Glynne grew up in Port Elizabeth, and completed a Bachelors of Social Science Degree at UCT before embarking on overseas travel where she lived and worked in both London and Israel. After studying hotel management in Israel, Glynne returned to South Africa settling in Johannesburg in 1990 where she began her career in recruitment. After working for Quest Personnel for 10 years, Glynne and Leigh Brouze started their own agency, Pivotal Placements. Together in 2006 they also started a branch of the Jewish Women's Benevolent Society. In November 2015 Glynne founded The Angel Network NPO, and shortly thereafter in 2017 she was nominated for the Absa Jewish Achievers-Jewish Woman in Leadership Award.

Happily married to Lawrence for the past 22 years, the couple have two sons Alex (19) who is a pilot, and David (16) who is currently completing high school.

www.theangelnetwork.co.za
theangelnetwork1@gmail.com

AREAS WE WORK IN:

  • Children and Infants

  • Education

  • Gifts of Kindness

  • Homelessness

The Angel Network aims for every child to reach their full potential so they are empowered to make a meaningful contribution to society. It provides a platform for giving and to restore hope to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Working together with community based outreach centres and other NPOs, The Angel Network strives for all children to receive adequate nutrition, clothing, housing and education.

Operating almost entirely through the power of social media, thus far it has received donations from over 18000 members worldwide and has assisted over 10 000 orphaned and vulnerable South African children.

The Network makes it easy to give as people get to choose where their money goes - whether it is R60 for a pair of shoes or R300 for school books or a sleeping bag for the homeless. Other givers set up debit orders and the money is used to respond to the many weekly emergencies that arise. Run by volunteers and with satellite offices now in Port Elizbeth, Cape Town and Durban, thanks to the givers hundreds of teenage girls no longer miss school every month; many children have received a cake on their birthday for the very first time; and 3000 township kids now have shoes for school. Further, a community from Orange Farm has created a livelihood from selling second hand clothing donated via the Angel Network to feed their children.