According to the popular holiday song, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year we are surrounded by family, gifts, and lots of food. Although we often get caught up in the frenzy and celebration of it all, it is also the time of year we take a moment to reflect on the year gone by and count our blessings; finding moments of gratitude, warmth and comfort in this busy time of year.
In the busyness of it all, it’s easy to take for granted the magic, comfort, and pleasures of the season. Unfortunately, there are far too many for whom the holidays are a stark reminder of what they don’t have and can’t afford.
This December, for the 5th year in a row, Heightened Hearts Foundation will be holding our December Holiday Joys Program. The aim of this program is to bring some of that holiday magic to as many children as possible. Specifically, this program is designed for families in need and single parents in difficult situations with multiple children, many of whom work several jobs to make ends meet and just don’t have enough left over for gifts or a holiday feast.
We bring a little happiness and joy by providing traditional, fun toys and sweet treats such as candies and hot chocolate in a giant food basket. The baskets are also loaded with essentials such as fresh produce, pantry food items (rice, canned goods), and household supplies (paper towels, cleaning supplies).
However, this program can only be a reality and success with your help! DONATE NOW to help us reach as many families and children as possible! All overheard costs for our organization are covered by personal contributions from our founders. So, unlike some larger organizations, 100% of your donation goes directly to the children and families we serve.
We are also looking for volunteers for the day of the program. If you are local to either of our locations in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States or the Poltavskiy Region of Ukraine, please consider volunteering.
Collectively, we have the power to make to a difference. This notion is what Heightened Hearts pushes to promote all year long. We instill a spirit of global citizenship, social solidarity, and giving back in every child, family, and person we encounter.
In addition to December Holiday Joys, we offer many other programs throughout the year. It is remarkable the hope that providing a safe, colorful, inspiring after school activity center can provide to impoverished children. Or the comfort that comes from having food in the cupboards or a backpack full of new school supplies for the first day of school. These are just a few of the things that our organization provides to children and families in need.
In order for us to keep on giving, we need you to open your heart and give by making a donation to us today. Every dollar you donate allows us to provide food to single mothers and their children, offer cooking and other life skills classes at our Community Relief Center, provide basic medical care to the elderly and so much more!
You can learn more about our organization’s history and all the programs we offer by visiting our main website here.
Heightened Hearts is a United States registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Miami, Fl. We will be happy to provide you with a tax-deductible receipt.