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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: As a faith-based organization, My Joyful Heart endeavors to be a positive influence to children in need by remembering them with basic life essentials, school supplies, clothing, toys and encouragement throughout each year until their situation improves or they move from the area. My Joyful Heart provides the little things that may often be missing in the life of a child in need. By providing these gifts regularly throughout the year we extend love and hope to these children, making them feel special and letting them know that people do care.

Results: In the 11 years we have been around, we have grown from supporting one child at Christmas to providing year-round assistance to over 550+ children in the Chicago area. In 2013, we hope to increase the number of children served to over 600. We can do this with your help! Please help us Bring Hope.

Target demographics: Children in need from the ages of infant to 13 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 550+

Geographic areas served: Chicago area

Programs: In 2014, mjh provided 7 rounds of benefits to its 750 registered children.

in 2014, mjh provided 7 rounds of benefits to its 750 registered children.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Joyful Heart is a compassionate, dedicated, and generous organization! They work hard all year to make sure our students receive gifts and basic necessities for all the holidays throughout the year. My Joyful Heart has made such an impact on our students, their families, and our school community. We are so proud to be included in their program! Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Joyful Heart is an amazing organization! They have helped many of our students for the last two years and are always willing to help new students. The Ray Graham community, especially our students, are very grateful and thankful to be sponsored by My Joyful Heart. They have provided many of our students with seasonal clothing, school supplies, hygiene products, and more! The work of Diane Carroll and everyone at My Joyful Heart has made a huge difference in the lives of our students and their families! Thanks again from everyone at Ray Graham Training Center High School!!

1 Gwen C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a teacher in a special needs classroom. I found out about My Joyful Heart 3 years ago. They have helped the students in my classroom get many things they need and also want. I am very grateful for their hard work and how much they love the children and families they serve. I am very appreciative. Thank you.

Gwen Cole


Client Served

Rating: 5

Our students have been supported through My Joyful Heart for two years now. Our students have received items that they need at the most crucial times of their lives. The students have been so grateful for the gifts and the difference that it has made has been amazing. We are not always able to provide items such as hygiene supplies, clothing, and leisure items and My Joyful Heart has done this for us! I can't say enough about Diane Carroll for the work that she does and the volunteers are outstanding! Our students wanted to give back and so they supported their own campaign to raise items that were needed for My Joyful Heart and they got to deliver those items to the My Joyful Heart offices at the end of their events. Thank you from the entire school community at Ray Graham Training Center High School!!