"You get from the world what you give to the world."
— Oprah Winfrey
Oprah's Angel Network, a public charity formed in 1998, was established to encourage people around the world to make a difference in the lives of others. Oprah's vision is to inspire individuals to create opportunities that enable underserved women and children to rise to their potential. Oprah's Angel Network initiates and supports charitable projects and provides grants to not-for-profit organizations around the globe that share in this vision.
On a 1997 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah invited viewers to join her in using their lives to improve the lives of others. What began as a campaign to encourage viewers to collect spare change for 150 scholarships given through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to volunteer time to build 200 homes with Habitat for Humanity evolved into the charity known today as Oprah's Angel Network.
In 2001, Oprah Winfrey selected A Miner Miracle
to receive this important recognition.