"Give Your Heart Out" Valentine's Day Campaign 2014

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Kylie G.

Walking through the gates and into the yard at the SACH home in Holon, I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I was exactly where I was meant to be. With the few steps I had taken, Deus came around the corner, pushing a red toy fire truck, and gave me a hug.

At the time that I had arrived, there were ten children living at the home: Lilu (China), Akos (Ghana), Hyatt (Ethiopia), Muslima (Ethiopia), Jon (Honduras), Viviane (Uganda), Deus (Tanzania), Selma (Tanzania), Kulwa (Tanzania), and Emanuella (Ghana). These are some highlights from the three weeks that I was fortunate enough to have spent with the organization. The time when the kids were enamored with a big empty cardboard box; Lilu and Emanuella adorably squished in together and would not stop giggling. Selma did not let on that she knew English until about a week in, when she unexpectedly began to communicate with me in the language. Dance parties every day. Each child referring to one another as a balagan (Hebrew word for mess). The way Jon would take care of Viviane. Forming special relationships with the mothers and nurses; some of whose numbers I now have for when I one day visit their countries. How the kids loved to hear and repeat what countries the children in the portraits displayed in the SACH home were from. When Lilu set up a small table and two chairs, complete with plastic tea cups and snacks, and then led me to the room holding my hand; best date I’ve ever had. Going downstairs in the morning and watching Akos’ face light up as she ran into my arms.

These children will always be a part of who I am. I think about them all the time and smile because I know they will be able to lead lives that are so different thanks to the critical cardiac surgeries they underwent with Save a Child’s Heart. Here’s to the next ten children to be sponsored by this year’s Give Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day Campaign.



The Give Your Heart Out campaign, inspired by Valentine's Day, is the cornerstone of the Save a Child's Heart Young Leadership Program. Powered by a strong global community of students and young professionals, this annual campaign will raise $100,000 in 2014 to save 10 children!
 
 
 

Valentine's Day Campaign

 
 
 
     
 
 

Champions and Donors

 
 
Jeff G.
Canada
donated: $100
Quynh T.
Canada
donated: $100
Jerry Picaizen
Canada
donated: $54
Erin G.
Canada
donated: $54
Tami G.
Canada
donated: $50
Jina A.
Canada
donated: $50
Ian G.
Canada
donated: $50
Sheridan A.
Canada
donated: $50
michael G.
Canada
donated: $50
Robbie C.
Canada
donated: $20
Brittany R.
Canada
donated: $20
SACH Young Leadership NYC
2025
visitors
$24,110
impact
Valentine's Day Benefit
1435
visitors
$13,673
impact
Amie's Art for the Heart!
1319
visitors
$3,429
impact
Jade L.
Australia
1086
visitors
$3,404
impact
AIS H.
807
visitors
$2,989
impact
Rebekah G.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1442
visitors
$2,815
impact
Jamie Rabkin
1147
visitors
$2,108
impact
Rowan SOM
United States
297
visitors
$2,098
impact
Month of Save a Child's Heart with University of Virginia
283
visitors
$2,000
impact
Randi W.
Israel
850
visitors
$1,945
impact
Boston SACH
670
visitors
$1,920
impact
UJS U.
United Kingdom
1123
visitors
$1,484
impact
Roxanne K.
405
visitors
$1,321
impact
Liat G.
United States
392
visitors
$1,107
impact
Melissa Jane K.
United States
666
visitors
$1,001
impact
Sackler C.
325
visitors
$991
impact
Simon F.
Magal, Israel
278
visitors
$940
impact
Leah Paz
695
visitors
$935
impact
Steff A.
United States
268
visitors
$825
impact
Jaclyn M.
Canada
556
visitors
$709
impact
Brianna M.
835
visitors
$700
impact
Rock Your Heart Out Winnipeg
382
visitors
$700
impact
Lucy S.
Israel
398
visitors
$700
impact
Kylie G.
420
visitors
$598
impact
Doron Feuer
Pomona, CA
632
visitors
$552
impact
Marnie Beals & Jordana Schafer
United States
384
visitors
$514
impact
Alex K.
307
visitors
$499
impact
Danielle B.
United States
369
visitors
$405
impact
LIU Brooklyn
New York, Ny
348
visitors
$345
impact
Gen FKD
1855
visitors
$168
impact
Larry and Melissa B.
United States
400
visitors
$160
impact
Danielle K.
United States
337
visitors
$150
impact
Amy E.
412
visitors
$123
impact
Erika A.
288
visitors
$50
impact
Eagles For Israel
Chestnut Hill, MA
288
visitors
$30
impact
Rachael S.
257
visitors
$18
impact
Philly Young Professionals
292
visitors
$15
impact
 
     
 
 

Save a Child's Heart

 
 

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child's nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation.

 
     
 
 

Children we're saving

 
   
     
 
 

User Comments

 
 
Jina A.
3 years, 4 months ago

Kylie
I'm so glad to hear you are helping such a worthwhile cause. Keep it up.

Jina

Brittany R.
3 years, 5 months ago

What an amazing organization! So proud of you Ky!

Sheridan A.
3 years, 5 months ago

Way ta go, Kylie. A noble cause indeed!

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Completed Successfully

 
 

Thank you for your support!

Our 646 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 90 days.

Raised $139,710 out of $100,000
 
     
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

 
 

Thanks to the efforts of our Young Leaders world-wide, $141,000 was raised by the 2014 GYHO Valentine's Day campaign. ALL THANKS TO YOU!!!

 
     
 
 

Betty's Story - About Save a Child's Heart

 
 
 
     
 
 

GYHO Valentine's Poem

 
 

A Valentine's poem for you:)

 

What do you get when you host in a home

People from all over the world, Shalom!

 

Tanzania, China, Romania to name a few

We love SACH and SACH loves you!

 

The medical team working from sunrise to sunset

Saving hundreds of children from life's greatest threat

 

Mending hearts and broken smiles,

We're changing the world across the miles

 

This Valentine's Day you have the opportunity 

To Save a Child's Heart and join our world-wide community

 

Show your support with a loving donation

The hearts that are saved will beat loud with elation!

 

Happy Valentine's Day from the SACH family!

 

 
     
 
 

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