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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: To provide orphaned Ghanaian children with a home that ensures good health, strong minds, hope, and a reason to smile.

Target demographics: Orphaned children have a safe place to live and be loved!

Geographic areas served: Ghana, West Africa

Programs: We provide feeding program, medical assistance, school uniforms, orphanage builind expenses.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an AMAZING group of women who are passionate and dedicated to improving the lives of those who don't always have the ability to help themselves. They provide lots of opportunities for the community to get involved, and the earned money goes to such a great cause. Keep up the good work please!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic group of ladies! They are passionate about what they each can do to make a difference in the lives of the children in Ghana. I'm blessed to play a small part in their outreach.

Becky44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently become a volunteer for The Heart Smiles, I am so happy to have been given this opportunity. I really appreciate the openness to any and all information provided directly by Ama and the board members. I can't wait to travel to Ghana so I can really dig in and help all these kids that are in such desperate need of our basic needs like daily meals, clean water, and of course shelter. I am so fond of this organization I not only donate my time but also money. Knowing this organization I KNOW every penny I give goes straight to those kids - an unheard of thing in this day and age!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am proud of Ama for taking this huge responsibility. I quite remember when she decided to take this path, I asked her what inspired her to do this and this is what she said 'when we cast our mind back, we know how God has BLESSED us and you know this is our passion and this our way of saying THANK YOU LORD and also giving back to our community' then I said wow. And I know you have the passion, because you frequently leave your two young daughters here and travel to Ghana for this project. And even while's here, you are still juggling between being a mother and a wife and also planing and organizing fundraising for your other children as you call them. I am very very proud..

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am blessed and honored to be a part of The Heart Smiles Organization! I met Ama, the founder, a few years ago and her work in Ghana inspired me. Her dream of adopting children has been the inspiration for this organization and the outreach that it has in Ghana has impacted so many children. I think it is so important that every dollar they raise goes back to benefit the children. Meals are supplied daily, school uniforms are provided and their medical needs are met. Everyone involved in this organization has a big heart and puts the children first. To see their dream of an orphanage take shape is a true testimate to "being the change you want to see in the world"!

1 Lisa130

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to several charities for children, but this one is closest to my heart. Started by one woman and a dream to spend her life helping children. I see their efforts continually compounded, their joys and sorrows are open and honest, and I receive continual updates on not only the children K sponsor, but the others as well. Photo updates on the building progress, and all of the aspects of aid they provide. I know board members personally and some life long, and can vouch for the utmost integrity. I am a monthly supporter of 3 siblings, having started with one child. I will continue to support more children through Heart Smiles as I am able. They give all they can for the children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became a sponsor for The Heart Smiles through my lifelong friend Dr. Laural Logan-Fain, who is the secretary of the Board of Directors for this amazing organization. Knowing Laural as I do, and her heart for others, her committment to The Heart Smiles and her seal of approval on their mission and integrity was all I needed to make the decision to join them in their crusade for these precious children. Since joining, I have fallen in love with not only the faces of the 3 beautiful children I sponsor, but every child, every volunteer, every staff and board member of this group. The skills and experience of the board, staff, and volunteers from all walks of life bring a well seasoned grounded foundation to this beautiful labor of love and hope. Ama had the experience that stirred a passion that started a fire that cannot be contained until there is not and will never be another child in need. I hope to travel to Ghana next year with THS, to hug and hold the three precious ones I pray for and sponsor, and every other child there that is within my power to reach. I will to continue to support and make known the work of this amazing group, and hope that one day, I myself can become a bigger part of it in a more concrete way. How can you not want to be part of something so selfless that seeks only to bless others?
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38 NIV

Ama O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very humble by all the love, we have receive by serving these wonderful children, they have blessed my life so much and know their lives are in our hands is what drive us to keep fighting for them. Together we saving one child at a time, from Bruce ! To Ama ' please check out our website www.theheartsmiles.org and read some of their stories . Why is our organzitization different from others ?. We make sure they stay in school and don't have to work in the mining business or farming . in our program our deal to the children is , stay in school and leave the rest to us. I love, love being their mommy Ama and am grateful that am leaving my dream and having a purpose in this life!!!!

Kori A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with The Heart Smiles because from the moment I met their team, I knew that their hearts and their vision was TOTAL dedication to help the orphans of Ghana. I couldn't believe that they were 100% volunteer and that even their director received no financial benefit from running the group. This is the type of team I hope to be a part of for years. I've told my friends about them and now I'd like to tell you - come check out The Heart Smiles and see all that we are doing to better the lives of these precious little ones!

Kahlendo J.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to a few organizations, out of all the organizations I donate to, The Heart Smiles, is the only organization where I know that all of the moneys donated to go helping the orphans in Ghana. It is such an honor to meet, and give to a group of individuals who selflessly give and do for these children in Ghana. The founder Ama, and all the board members are the most dedicated individuals and work tirelessly to raise funds and provide for the orphans. Keep up the good work.

Terry22

Donor

Rating: 5

The greatest organization with the greatest, most devoted group of people running it. They give 100% of their time and money to the goals of this organization and the orphaned children of Ghana. I cannot think of any other charity with the most passion and devotion!