BENEFITING: Network for Good, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 08, 2014
Small Hands Big Heart United was inspired by all of our children's inquisitive voices and natural insticts to be compassionate. The SHBHU mission is to nurture children's natural instinct to be compassionate to others and the world around them. We provide independent charitable programs and partner and provide programs for other non profits to intorduce their mission to chidlren of any age. Most importantly, our programs are implemented by our Small Handers and Ambassador Teens.
The Small Hands Big Hearts United Story
“The driving force behind Small Hands Big Hearts United was the result of a 7 year old asking a simple question.”
One night while watching the news of the aftermath of the Philippine Typhoon Haiyan disaster in November of 2013, our child looked at us with those all too familiar inquisitive eyes and asked, “What are we doing to help those children ?” It was a moment we will never forget. However, not because this was the FIRST time she had asked this type of question, but it was because we realized that it needed to be the LAST time we didn’t have an answer for her. Yes, our family participated in the compassionate and wonderful events our community always graciously organized year after year. This was all we thought we could do with 3 young children at this certain time in our life…..as so we thought. In our minds, how else were we suppose to become involved in these other charitable events having such young children and with all the age requirements out there ? The signs of the need for this dilemma to be resolved continued to come. We wanted to provide an organization that broke down the barriers of logistics, accessibility and age restrictions that ourselves and many other families face.
We all are given sign after sign of our children’s natural instinct to want to help others in need and the world around them. At the early age of 3 years old, I can remember one of our daughter’s asking about a homeless man she saw on the side of the street. She wanted to know what happen to his leg. As I sat there in my car, I proceeded to tell her of the many possible “intellectual” reasons he could have lost his leg. She responded by saying, “Mommy, maybe it is because we are not helping him and he lives in the woods.” I watched this compassion grow in other ways through the years. I watched her cup a fly in her hands that was inside our house and bring it outside so I wouldn’t kill it with a flyswatter. These were all examples of instinctive compassion that we needed to nurture at this very moment. She has two younger siblings that are watching her every move and and we are witnessing them also showing their own natural instincts to be compassionate daily. It is up to us as parents and a society to provide children impactful ways to help others and the world around them. It empowers them and makes them feel like they can make a difference. It truly has a domino effect and causes them to want to do more, help more and share this compassion with others making the next generation adults saturated with a philanthropic spirit.
Small Hands Big Hearts United provides creative and impactful charitable programs that will assist you in nurturing you child’s natural instinct to help others and the world around them.
Register your children today to be a Small Hander or Ambassador Teen !
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
You can find this information at: www.smallhandsbigheartsunited.com or on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SmallHandsBigHeartsUnited
Executive Director, Small Hands Big Hearts United