~~Established on the basis that if given the chance to be on the ‘giving end’, one would appreciate and take advantage of the opportunity. Giving Heart has created a program which helps facilitate this by providing its volunteers, whom otherwise wouldn't be given this opportunity, with the tools to become “givers.” The ability of giving to others who may be less fortunate or having the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of another creates a humbling and satisfying feeling that last a life time.
What began as a project pairing young volunteers with handicapped and terminally ill children has exploded into a program that is available for volunteers of all ages. With our mantra “To give is to get,” Giving Heart's unique design encourages any individual, young, old, handicapped alike, to develop into "givers" by providing them with the structure and support to succeed. It’s many different programs encourages its volunteers to be creative and show off their hidden talents.
There is no need to expound on the benefit to the ones receiving the generosity of our volunteers. What cannot be overlooked however, are the benefits going in the other direction. At Giving Heart we believe volunteering of any sort can benefit the volunteer in immeasurable ways. By enabling these social interactions, Giving Heart is helping its volunteers maintain a sense of purpose, build self confidence, encourage productivity and personal creativity.
Giving Heart’s programming goes on all year round. All programs are made available free to both the receiver and givers that participate in our activities. Giving Heart relies wholly on the charitable donations that we receive from generous donors.