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Remingtons Heart Foundation

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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases, Diseases of Specific Organs, Health, Heart & Circulatory System Diseases & Disorders

Mission: Our mission is to help families of children with critical congenital heart defects (CHD) by shouldering some of the financial burdens entailed. We understand that no parent is prepared for a child with CHD. Our financial aid allows them peace of mind and time to spend with their child in ICU. These precious moments have a tremendous value that cannot be measured. Although no one can take away the anguish these families face, we can ease the stress and anxiety that their financial obligations bring. Vision: We envision that in the event of a loss, the families we support will be able to experience their grief with composure and grace; that their child will feel the glow of their unencumbered love; and that they will emerge from this chapter of their lives in peace. Values: ♥ Compassion – Our compassionate aid allows parents and families to take time off from work to be by their child’s side and still honor their financial obligations. ♥ Support – On average there are 20-30 heart patients in Children’s Mercy PICU, and most families are receiving little or no help at all. We provide practical support that eases their minds so that they can attend to their child. ♥ Trust – We build trusting relationships with the families we support and are confident in our ability to ease their burden during their time of financial fragility. ♥ Accessibility – We are available for questions and concerns 7 days a week and have a dedicated phone line devoted to our program. ♥ Accountability – We hold ourselves accountable to the families we serve; to their critically ill children; and to our friends and donors who make this important service possible.

Results: We have assisted several CHD families with utility payments, fuel cards, and more. Several families we’ve assisted and other who didn’t need assistance have joined our cause to help those in need. RHF has been selected as an active partner in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #59324). We are the areas only CHD organization that directly assists CHD families financially. We are a proud partner of Walmart. Several employees volunteer to help further our cause. We network with several other CHD organizations, at times we are asked by families outside our area for support. We find a way to help by getting them in contact with organizations in their area.

Target demographics: families effected by congenital heart defects

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 34 families.

Geographic areas served: Kansas City

Programs: finacial assistance, care packages, fuel cards, meal vouchers, and more.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Keva D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation helps families who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for assistance but need it. Our system is broke and Remingtons Heart gives those of us who are trying to make all the ends meet while caring for a critically ill baby Hope. It’s hard enough to ask for help and then to be denied by our government systems is frustrating and discouraging. Remingtons Heart allowed us to focus on our son and be by his side at the hospital and not worry if the electricity was going to get shut off or if the water would be turned off. He spent 4 months inpatient and still has another surgery ahead. They treated us like family and understood the pain we were going through. I can’t say enough amazing things about this organization.

2 Dana M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great foundation to help families of heart babies in need.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We met this group at an event. We looked up their website and love their cause.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing nonprofit which is changing the lives of CHD parents.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot thank you all enough! They helped a friend of mine in her darkest days. She was extremely stressed about her baby's heart and I saw her smile for the first time, in a long time, when she found out her bills were being paid. Thank you to everyone who donates to this organization!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Remington’s Heart is fantastic! I have contributed several times and I wish I could volunteer in other ways. A tragic life event has turned into a beautiful way of helping others. May Remington watch over you all.

2 Gma M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A nonprofit for families suffering immeasurable pain whom are in need of hope and faith, to know they are not alone and some financial help along the way. Remington’s Heart Foundation offers respectful & confidential resources to these families. I am proud to be the Grandma of a Heart Family & a Board Member of such a great organization.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

No greater feeling than watching good folks come together to ease the financial and emotional burden of Heart families. Great charity that is truly giving from the heart.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve followed Remington’s Heart since their daughter was born, through her hospital journey, and when they said their goodbyes. I still follow and have watched them turn her memory into an amazing organization to help others in her name.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a beautiful organization. Thank you for everything you do for families.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Remington’s Heart helped my family after our son was born with TAPVR. We really appreciate everyone who supports this organization.