HHI Honored with Philly Awards

Heart to Heart International is honored to receive two Philly Awards from Nonprofit Connect for excellence in nonprofit marketing and communications.



The 2015 Philly Awards were presented November 5 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri by the KC-based Nonprofit Connect, an organization that helps link nonprofits and provide resources & networking. The awards exist to celebrate excellence in marketing and communications efforts by nonprofits as they work to achieve their mission.

HHI was awarded two Phillys – winning in the Media Relations Campaign category for our Operation Ebola submission.  That entry also earned HHI an Award of Distinction for highly placing in the judging process.

The winning media campaign focused on HHI’s efforts to inform the world that HHI was joining the fight against the Ebola epidemic as one of just a handful of organizations going to Liberia in the Fall of 2014. The campaign also featured a one-day, multi-city media outreach to showcase our first wave of responders, the medical professionals from across the country that would be joining Operation Ebola.

This campaign around Operation Ebola reached an estimated 400-million worldwide, helping to inform more people about HHI and its mission.  For those interested, we’ve collected some of the media coverage of both the launch of Operation Ebola and of our responders from cities around the country, including some of the international media coverage.

We’re honored to have been considered and to have won, and thankful for the recognition of our work to not just help people, but to increase awareness of Heart to Heart International. The more people that know, the more we can help.



Lenexa Rotary Honors Heart to Heart

Lenexa Rotary AwardRotary International (RI) has been a longtime friend of Heart to Heart.  The two organizations share, if not the same, very similar goals centered around service.  In fact, 20 years ago, it was a handful of Rotarians in the Kansas City area that set everything in motion, creating what is now known as Heart to Heart International.

Recently, a chapter of RI, the Lenexa Rotary Club from Lenexa, Kansas named Heart to Heart as the “2012 Business of the Year.”
HHI Interim CEO Krystal Barr was on hand at the club’s annual shrimpfest/bingo night to accept the award in front of hundreds of attendees.  The shrimp was very tasty, the bingo a lot of fun… but it was the award that really stood out.  To be recognized by such a group for all that we do to broaden access to healthcare in the US and around the world is quite an honor.

Many thanks to Rotary for being there at the beginning, throughout Heart to Heart’s history and for the continuing goodwill and friendship.