What is Heart to Heart Shanghai?
Heart to Heart Shanghai is a Shanghai based
non-profit community outreach organization composed of expatriate volunteers
who donate their time and money to entertain and give support to children who
are undergoing heart surgery at the various hospitals we work with. To read our Mission
Statement, click here.
Since its founding in August 2003,
Heart to Heart
Shanghai (known as Gift
of Life Friends until 1 July 2006) has received numerous cash
and in-kind donations from socially responsible individuals, groups and corporations
which have been applied either to our Heart Surgery Sponsorship program or to provide assistance to the children and their families whom we support.
follow these links for public acknowledgement of our generous cash
donors and in-kind donors.
In October 2005 Heart to Heart Shanghai launched
its Heart Bears fund-raising campaign. Our Heart Bears are extremely popular and continue
to raise much needed funds for child heart surgery sponsorship. Equally as important, they also raise awareness both in Shanghai and overseas of the community outreach work Heart to Heart Shanghai successfully undertakes.
For more information on our Heart
Bears campaign, click here.
Heart to Heart Shanghai is very much a hands on group and all of our current
community outreach projects have stemmed from our close involvement with the
hospitalized children receiving remedial heart surgery. Starting
as a hospital play-group one day a week we now conduct hospital play sessions
six afternoons every week.
Our clothing, toys, blankets, personal hygiene products and food donation
projects also stem from our association with the children, their families and
their village neighbors.
Visits by our Volunteers to see the children
in their provincial village homes and schools
after their successful heart surgery also gave impetus for our Heart
to Heart Shanghai School Library project whereby we seek cash donations
to enable us to provide a needy rural school with a complete set of Library books
to benefit all their students for many years to come.
To continue with our
life-saving and life-changing outreach work Heart to Heart Shanghai needs your support. Click here to
find out more about the different ways you can help.