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The Heart Smiles

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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

1 Charlie F.

Donor

Rating: 5

With so many nonprofits and people asking for donations, it can make it tough to know or chose where to give your support. However, with the Heart Smiles the choice is EASY! Ama, Lindsay and crew truly put the kids first and their hearts are full of LOVE! I am so grateful to be a part of this cause and know these people. Much Love.

1 Norma E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heart Smiles is making such a difference in the lives of children everywhere. It is not only the kids they directly help. It spills over to the kids who, by example and compassion, are also inspired to help make the world a better place for kids just like themselves. Way to go, Heart Smiles!

1 Michael107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how The Heart Smiles has positively impacted lives not only locally but around the world. This organization through the hands and hearts of its volunteers and selfless board members is an example to our society. I gladly support The Heart Smiles and hope they get the recognition they deserve.

1 David96

Donor

Rating: 5

I do not usually write reviews for any organization. But I have seen first hand the amount of love, commitment and dedication that a few selfless individuals have given to make a difference in the lives of others in need. I have always been skeptical of motives of some charities. I can assure anyone who reads this that Heart Smiles strives to make a difference in the lives of children in Ghana. I am talking about the kind of difference that fosters self sufficiency through education and a sense of self worth. The blood, sweat and tears that it's founder and President put forth daily through fund raisers and awareness is unmatched. Take some time to find out about how you can help and do something good. You will feel better about yourself.

2 Jennifer123

Donor

Rating: 5

The heartbeat of any organization is it's creator who breathed life into it's core purpose. The founder of The HeartSmiles, Ama Osei-Bonsu, believed in making an orphan child the recipient of the basics we all take for granted. Food, clothing and medical treatment for these children became an obsession that drove Ama to meet people sharing the common goal of decency. The HeartSmiles Board was born and off and running! This group selflessly guides this non-profit with a hands-on focus that should assure any reader or potential doner of it's validity! Check out their website or talk to Ama personally...you'll quickly know this non-profit is not only 'for real'...but truly makes The Heart Smile!

1 Annie8

Donor

Rating: 5

The Heart Smiles is a great organization run by even greater people. They are passionate and constantly working to raise money to benefit the children that they serve.

1 Stacey12

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization does what most of them do- but this one I trust to actually GIVE all that I donate to these children. The connections that the members have made with the women and children they are serving in Ghana are honest and valuable lifelong friendships. They KNOW these people. They can tell you stories of visits and up to date news on the building sites and educational developments happening day to day. I gladly give money to this charity. And would encourage you to as well.