Gifted Hearts has sponsored numerous charity missions in various parts of the world. Our recent events are pictured below.
Previous charity missions by Gifted Hearts through the years can be seen in Previous Missions.
SANTA LUCIA, ECUADOR
Elementary School Playground
Gifted Hearts and students of Sacred Heart University provided a new playground for the students of Santa Lucia Elementary School.
March 17, 2019
Local residents met at the home of Rachel’s relatives, Rex and Jonah Acelar, for a distribution of school supplies and toys, and food items. A widow with three children, and a classmate of Rachel’s whom she hadn’t seen in 40 years who is a widow with five children, were among the grateful recipients.
March 17, 2019
Tuael is a fertile growing area above the village of President Roxas in North Cotabato province. The Barangay Center kindly provided use of their gymnasium for the Gifted Hearts event, where the families of a local church received clothing and food items, and school supplies and toys. “Musical Chairs” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” were played for entertainment, and the attending families provided a yummy lunch. One single mother with no family was especially grateful for the gift of rice.
March 16, 2019
Gifted Hearts hostess in the Philippines Rachel Stauffer, with helpers, presented children with pencils, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and face cloths in Gifted Hearts backpacks. Children also received sandals, toys and candy, and families were given rice, sardines, noodles and laundry bars. A meal of sandwiches and juice was served, and games were played.
This event was particularly emotional, as some of the native children in this rural area had never worn shoes or used toothbrushes, and others were wearing broken shoes. The area had recently been flooded, and surplus books from TJ and Isabella were donated to the school.
CENTER MORICHES, USA
St. John the Evangelist Church
December 24, 2018 and January 6, 2019
Gifted Heart’s hostess Robyn Feld presented gifts to children at St. John the Evangelist Church in Center Moriches, New York on Christmas Eve and Little Christmas (January 6).