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Hearts for San Diego

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Hearts for San Diego is spreading the love to our local nonprofits! We're a 100% volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit that organizes FUNdraising events on behalf of our local charities. Each event spotlights a different cause and organization, and is designed in the most cost-effective manner to provide an affordable, fun, and engaging experience. By organizing all aspects of the fundraising events, we provide our charity beneficiaries with much needed “breathing room” while expanding their community reach and raising funds and awareness for their inspiring missions. Join us at our next event and learn about the specific cause at hand and the many ways you can contribute, all while having a great time and meeting others who share the same passion.

Target demographics: veterans, environment, animals, children, special needs, families battling cancer

Programs: FUNdraising events and activities

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful time of the Bow Wow Bash! Have also been to the Toast to the Coast events. They do such great work and throw fun events! I especially love it when Chef Syd cooks.

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heartsforsd 11/04/2019

We are so grateful for your support and yes, Chef Syd is the best! :)

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Was very excited to join the board of Hearts for San Diego this year after having been one of the 'founding' volunteers. I appreciate that Hearts for San Diego is a non-profit for other local non-profits. Being able to help smaller (and larger) organizations with fundraising can be a big help with them continuing the good work that they do and takes a little burden off them in planning fundraisers giving them the chance to focus on their mission.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first got involved with Hearts for San Diego as a vendor at the Bow Wow Beer Bash event. Working with Karen and her team of volunteers was so exciting and fun! This organization does so much for our community and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a part of it when I was asked to sit on the board this year! Truly an honor to work with all of you! I am looking forward to our future and all the good work you guys are doing!

3 mmartin2018

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hearts for San Diego’s mission to give back to our amazingly beautiful community, while raising awareness and supporting local nonprofits, is in line with my personal desire to mobilize for the welfare of others. I’ve had the honor of serving several roles within the organization: volunteer, volunteer coordinator, and currently a board member, I have many reasons to continue serving alongside some remarkable people, and many reasons to provide a formal review; recommending H4SD (Hearts For San Diego) with enthusiasm, to those who may answer the call to serve the community.

For starters, the altruistic concerns for the welfare and advancement for others is evident throughout our organizational structure, culture, as well as the varied cause-driven events in which H4SD hosts in outstanding fashion. As an armed service veteran, parent to a school aged child, and educator, I appreciate that we offer a myriad of volunteer roles and responsibilities, which promotes more chances to demonstrate both equability and diversity within our ranks.

Working together to increase our impact on building social ties with nonprofit leaders, community ambassadors, and business partnerships within Greater San Diego is another reason I keep coming back to be a part of something greater than me.

From what I've observed thus far for more than four years, the benevolent efforts organized by H4SD, has made quite impression in the Greater San Diego community. I’m excited to be a part of future collaborations, meaningful connections, raising more awareness and supporting nonprofits, for the next five years, and beyond.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a part of Hearts For San Diego since its inception three years ago. I'm an advocate of community building, promoting social causes and networking. Volunteering with H4SD has allowed me to do exactly that all the while supporting the mission of this wonderful organization.

The exemplary leadership, and insightful vision of Karen Moy, Events Director H4SD President, continues to inspire me and other neighbors of Greater Dan Diego (and beyond) to find ways to contribute to Hearts For San Diego and the community.

I currently serve on the Board as the Volunteer Coordinator, and more than happy to further the cause of serving our community alongside my fellow San Diegans and members of this amazing organization.

2 leahstender

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a board member from the beginning and I can't tell you enough how much I love Hearts, how much I love Karen (and her drive and passion!!) , and how much I LOVE our sponsors, volunteers, donors, and our partner charities!! OMG SO MUCH LOVE!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I can't tell you enough how proud I am to be a part of this organization!! We just celebrated our THIRD anniversary and we've been able to work with SO many amazing community non-profits to help FUND-raise, FUN-raise, and FRIEND-raise for them!! And we couldn't do this without the help of our AMAZING volunteers, community partners and YOU (the people who come to party and play with us!!) THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who helps our organization a success!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I feel as though I'm truly part of a team of like-minded individuals. We are all working closely together to pull off amazing events which highlight local organizations. It's truly inspiring to be able to dedicate my free time to assisting a variety of causes while also socializing and expanding my network of amazing, talented, and creative individuals!

4 Krystina C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with Karen and Hearts for San Diego has been an incredible experience! Torrey Holistics was a Title sponsor for their recent event, Toast to the Coast, and having the chance to work with like-minded local businesses was a breath of fresh air! Everything from initially meeting with Karen to the day of the big event - was a seamless process. I look forward to working with Hears for San Diego again and encourage all businesses alike to join forces!

3 John W.9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hearts for San Diego outperformed our expectations. As Title Sponsor for their recent event, Toast To The Coast, we experienced a seamless onboarding process, great press, and a perfectly planned event. My company Sand Straw was able to make a charitable contribution while having fun with our team.

I would highly recommend other local businesses to take part in the next event!

John Weil
Founder
Sand Straw

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Donor

Rating: 5

This was my first time working with Hearts for San Diego at the Toast to the Coast event (6/1/19) and it was such a great experience! Karen and the rest of the volunteers were great to work with. We look forward to working with them again in the future!

3 tracispaws

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of Traci’s Paws, I want to give a huge round of applause to Karen & Hearts for San Diego, for their hard work on the PUP Crawl & Adoption PAWty, and we greatly appreciate being chosen as the event beneficiary!

This event was a fun twist on the common pub crawl, making for a truly unique “passport” style dog adoption event.

We had many guests come to participate and visit with the pups, and we were very grateful to have some go into new and loving homes.

Our mission with Traci’s Paws is to help save homeless pets’ lives through “Pet Rescue Assistance”, and we are so thankful that the funds from this event will help us further our mission, by assisting rescue organizations in a greater way.

Not only was Karen amazing to work with, but one of her stellar volunteers, Linda Drews is absolutely fabulous! Thank you all again for caring about our mission of saving homeless pets!

Love,
Traci

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Client Served

Rating: 5

San Diego Coastkeeper was incredibly grateful to be the beneficiary for Hearts for San Diego's 2018 Toast to the Coast. Hearts for San Diego planned, organized, and executed a very fun and entertaining event. Karen, the founder, and her dedicated volunteers were always positive and passionate about the event and about San Diego Coastkeeper. Hearts for San Diego worked very hard to put on this event, and it turned out fabulous. The venue overlooked Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, highlighting the reason why guests attended the event – to appreciate and raise a glass to our beautiful waters. The funds that were raised at this event will help support San Diego Coastkeeper’s important programs and projects that protect clean water across San Diego County. We look forward to working with Hearts for San Diego, Karen, and all of the volunteers again. Thank you, Hearts for San Diego, for everything!

2 Nicole M.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy I found Hearts for San Diego! I began volunteering for them just about a year ago. They are 100% volunteer based and have events to help raise awareness and money for other non-profits. I have also had the privilege of being a vendor at a recent dog adoption event where I was representing my dog walking business! This is a group of friendly, caring individuals who give so much of their time and energy to really help the community and other local charities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Hearts for San Diego for over a year. It is 100% volunteer driven. Each person has so much heart for giving back to our local community. We are involved with outreach and awareness evets for other non profits in our community. Its great to see so many people within an organization who care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always have a desire to try to give back to my community or to others in need. However, I have limited time to volunteer with multiple organizations and sometimes limited funds to be able to give to them all. I became aware of Hearts for San Diego at one of their events during the holidays.

I liked that they give back to other organizations who could also use a supportive boost. I attended another event of theirs and again was impreased to the point where I reached out and became a volunteer. I am proud to be an active volunteer.

I was welcomed with warmth from Karen and other volunteers. I feel like I am making an impact on mulipile organizations by volunteering and donating.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Hearts for SD for almost 3 years now and it's been exciting at every turn. The people are amazing, and you get to learn so much about the surrounding communities, great venues, inspiring local causes, and those who champion those causes every day.

Each event is different and whether you're an attendee, a volunteer, or a business, it's sure to be a good time. Thank you Hearts for San Diego!

3 UMTR2ME You Matter To Me

Client Served

Rating: 5

want to give a huge shout out to everyone at Hearts for San Diego for hosting Comedy for a Cause at the Comedy Palace. Comedy for a Cause was an event H4SD hosted help to bring attention and awareness to suicide while also benefiting Umtr2me - You Matter To Me.

I couldn't have been more excited to have the opportunity to partner with such an amazing group of volunteers. I'd also like to give a special thank you to Karen Moy for her passion and dedication to helping out local non profits.

Thank you Karen and H4SD, You Matter To Us!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!
We were 2017 beneficiary of the Toast to the Coast event. From the very beginning while planning, throughout the follow up and of course, the entire event itself: Karen Moy and her team from Hearts for San Diego did an outstanding job.
The event drew a huge crowd and the venue was perfect! We had an amazing time at the event and were able to raise a great amount for our cause. We cannot thank Karen and her team enough for what they put on for us!!
We are looking forward to work together again for upcoming events!

Much love!
Malte for $1 for the Ocean

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the variety of events and causes that this organization supports. I have fun meeting others in our community through these events. Some of these events support some amazing organizations in our community. I love how this gives me a chance to help support so many organizations and causes all with one organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a vendor twice for Hearts for SD. Karen does an amazing job putting on the events. I have been to a ton of events but they really put their heart into getting the details right and making sure everyone has a good time - attendees and vendors included.

They also do a great job putting the charitable causes front and center at the events. It is truly a pleasure working with them.

-Chris

5 Kahlua0717

Donor

Rating: 5

Hearts for San Diego truly cares about making a difference. They promote charitable actions while also providing fun events. Karen leads a team who is trustworthy and dependable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful organization. I have done 2 events so far and am working on the 3rd. The directors of Hearts4SD are some of the kindest, most giving people I have ever met. Each event is different which I love, and they always have use for new volunteers. I wanted to get involved in something that I could really dive into and become of a part of and Hearts4SD is exactly that! I am excited to keep working with this nonprofit and give back to local charities and the community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with H4SD almost since the beginning and it's been such an amazing experience watching the organization take off and do amazing things in our community. I've met wonderful and passionate people and worked with so many charities in San Diego. It's so inspiring and I have no doubt that H4SD will continue to grow and expand their reach.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My non profit, DANCE AWAY DEMENTIA, was approached by Hearts for San Diego who was wanting to do a fundraiser for us. Hearts for San Diego put an incredible event together! Lady Luck Casino night was an elegant soirée of dancing, live music, casino tables and food and drinks , not to mention the raffles, silent auction items and giveaways. The volunteers worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect. Karen and her team truly went above and beyond and we are extremely grateful. What an extraordinary group of people to work with!!!
Thank you Karen Moy and HEARTS FOR SAN DIEGO!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of volunteering with Hearts for San Diego since its inception. I love their mission to fulfill other smaller local charities missions. What a great concept to fulfill many needs. I love the variety of charities served, from veterans to pets to cancer. I also love that the events are affordable and encourage the younger generations to get involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Hearts 4 San Diego on many of their events and projects over the past few years, both as a graphic designer and as a volunteer. Karen Moy and her team of dedicated true professionals and super heroes do an amazing and thorough job of organizing, planning and throwing spectacular events which benefit a number of local non-profits. I highly recommend H4SD and look forward to a future of FUN and philanthropy!!

3 A.B.Photo

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A mutual friend linked me up with H4SD last year because of my professional skills and passion for service. As an event photographer, I have donated my time and expertise to several H4SD productions, and each experience has been wonderful. The director is highly organized and very thorough with communication and instructions. Each event has a special spark of visual flair and sincere support for the cause at hand. I'd highly recommend H4SD to any nonprofit that needs an energetic, fun, and impactful event to raise funds and awareness!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer with this excellent organization. Karen really does a awesome job in planning and executing these events. I highly recommend them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Hearts for San Diego for a few months now and have only positive things to say! This nonprofit is well-organized and full of compassion!

3 inspiresdstudio

Board Member

Rating: 5

I contacted the organizer to see how we could align my business with her non-profit and we immediately hit it off. She welcomed me to volunteer at the next event she was hosting and I had a great time. I've been volunteering for well over a year now and a few months ago was added to the board of directors. They are very passionate about providing meaningful and fun events for local non-profits. I'm proud to say I am part of this organization which is making a difference and create positive change in our community. Not only has it personally been rewarding but it's been great exposure for my business as well. A true win-win

3 Kalani

Donor

Rating: 5

Everywhere I turn I see H4SD doing such awesome work in the community, helping raise funds for other nonprofits, and raising awareness about the great efforts others are doing to help make our world a better place. Thanks for all that you do!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with this organization since it's inception and I can't say enough good things about everyone involved and it's founder Karen. Karen is dedicated to helping local San Diego charities, while keeping it fun for all involved!

If you have an interest in helping local charities, please attend one of our upcoming events or to have even more fun, join us as a volunteer!!