5K Trail Run for Haiti 2013

See below for registration info for the second annual 5K Trail Run for Haiti…

The second annual Trail Run for Haiti steps off in August – the hottest time of the year in the Kansas City Metro.

This 5K run/walk through the trails and woods is meant to symbolize the distance and conditions that many Haitians travel to access healthcare. Heart to Heart International, with its staff of Haitian medical professionals and American medical volunteers, is working to broaden access to quality healthcare for the numerous patients that travel these distances.

When:  Saturday, August 24, 2013, Sign-in 6:00AM ~ Race starts at 7:00AM
Where: Lone Elm Park, Olathe, Kansas (map)
Entry Fee:  $35 adults ~ $20 children 12 & under

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This is a trail-type run (cross country style) and parts may be on uneven ground. Strollers (with larger sized tires) are welcome.
It will be hot, as in Haiti Hot, so please prepare
for hot and humid conditions.

Click for more info and to sign up to Run!

Santa Visits Heart to Heart

Secret SantaThere’s nothing like waking up, checking under the tree… and finding a gift you didn’t expect, a gift that wasn’t on your list, but one that really knocks the bunny slippers right off your feet.

It appears that Heart to Heart International has a Secret Santa.

Our staff discovered the gift while checking the stockings that had been hung with care at HQ, as well as the incoming mail… and there it was:
An anonymous donation for $250,000.


The donation was passed along to HHI by an organization called the National Christian Foundation as a go-between.

This sizable gift will do much to help Heart to Heart pursue our goal of connecting people and resources to a world in need.
However, in all honesty, in order to continue to make an impact in the U.S. and around the world in the months and years to come, Heart to Heart needs continued support from generous Secret Santas, as well as you.

Please consider making a donation, of whatever size you wish, to Heart to Heart before the year is out.
Thank you.  And thank you Santa!

Shhh! Says Santa


Heart to Heart on “America’s Top Charities” List

We here at Heart to Heart are honored to have made this list… and to come in so high!
According to Consumer Digest’s “America’s Top Charities” list, Heart to Heart International is ranked #2 in the Humanitarian category for most efficient charity.
What follows below is a portion of the news release from Consumer’s Digest.

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Two hundred and twenty-one charities out of some 2,400 were ranked by Consumers Digest as “America’s Top Charities.” The rankings, which are published in CD’s December issue (on sale Nov. 1) and are available at ConsumersDigest.com, span seven categories: development/distribution, educational/cultural, environment/wildlife, health, humanitarian, human services and religiously affiliated.
The rankings are based on charities’ spending efficiency—that is, the percentage of generated income that’s spent on their mission and not on other costs, such as fundraising, marketing and administration. A charity had to distribute at least 65 percent of its total funds to its program(s) to make Consumers Digest’s list.
Read the full article here….

Humanitarian Category (top 3):

  1. Kids in Distressed Situations 99.50%

  2. Heart to Heart International 99.00%

  3. Operation Blessing (International Relief & Development) 98.83%