Heart to Heart International believes that by working together, everyone can do more, which is why we often partner with other nonprofit and community organizations. These partnerships between organizations with different specialties provide the best possible help for people in the community and throughout the world.
One example of this is our partnership with Fox4 Love Fund for Children, an organization that bridges the gap in youth services by partnering with advocates to fulfill unique, unmet needs of children across Kansas City. We first partnered with the organization in 2020 by providing 200 hygiene kits for its May 2020 food distribution event.
2021 now marks the second year of Heart to Heart International’s collaboration with the nonprofit for its Sack it for Santa program.
Because teens aged 12-18 in disadvantaged situations are often overlooked at the holidays, Love Fund for Children created Sack it for Santa. Through this program, 2,000 teens will receive an individualized gift even though their families can’t afford it. The Love Fund for Children partners with local companies, FOX4 viewers, and committed neighbors to fill gift bags for Santa. Each bag is then distributed by the Love Fund to teens in need through partner agencies and youth advocates. These bags will assure the teens that they are valued and they matter.
The bags include a holiday gift, cold weather protection, and hygiene items – which is where HHI comes in. Recently, employees, Love Fund for Children ambassadors and community supporters came to HHI headquarters to assemble the hygiene kits that will be placed in bags for the Sack it for Santa program. It took 36 people on two separate days to create the 2,025 hygiene kits they need to fill the bags.
We are proud to work with Fox4 Love Fund for Children to help provide essential items to teens in need this holiday season.