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THE HEART CONNECTION
July 29, 2009

The Heart Connection has been an amazing program. I have helped volunteer for some events that they have been apart of and I can tell anyone that no group of people cares more about these kids then the staff at the Heart Connection. They put forth their full effort and contribute so much of their time, even on their days off. This small group of people has made such an impact on the communities in Iowa. I know that they don't have the major budgets that some organizations like them have but to me it is quite obvious that they use what they have the best and most efficient way possible. They put on camps for the kids and their siblings while also making special trips to the hospitals for rounds of chemo and radiation. With each trip they bare a gift for the children to show their strength and endurance in what will surely be one of the toughest times in their lives. While volunteering it was amazing to see the childrens faces when any member of the Heart Connections amazing staff entered the room. The feelings of mutual respect and accomplishment were felt together and it definately showed. I can only hope that if someday my child is faced with this type of trial that the Heart Connection is there to help us along the way as they have been for so many others. Thank you to all of you at the Heart Connection for all of your love and support for our future generations. I hope you know the impact your making in their lives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of the children that go to their camps while also seeing the difference it makes in the staff members who volunteer their time.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling of family that they give off. Making the best out of any situation and being optimistic not only for the children and families they serve but also themselves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing, dedicated and loving people. You can't imagine the devotion they feel towards these childrens.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of many more kids then they already do. They could open more offices around Iowa and the midwest. Also, have money to build more at their camps and sponsor more kids for camp.

Ways to make it better...

They had more money to staff more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budgets.

One thing I'd also say is that...

thank you. For all of the difference you have made and will make.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I helped with putting up the Christmas tree and sending out inviations and thank you's for camps.