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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

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lisa130

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Heart Smiles sponsor for 6 years now. This summer I traveled to Ghana and took my 21 year old daughter with me to spend three weeks there with the kids and the founder, Ama Bonsu. We saw first hand and experienced in the flesh what this charity does for the kids. I saw where every penny goes, and saw how happy and healthy the kids are. The village children came daily to look on, and I wish they fared as well. Through specific earmarked donations from sponsors, THS also sponsored a village health fair, giving free medical checkups, food, and medicines to the local people. It was glorious and SO needed. I have known Ama for going on seven years, and never have I met a more genuine honest person with more integrity and love in their heart. She lives to help these children. There is not a more deserving charity, nor one so hard won through the work of one woman with a mission and a dream to serve others. I am honored to be a part and call her friend, and truly blessed to sponsor 8 children financially and 54 spiritually and emotionally. The call me "Mama Lisa" and no other name sounds as sweet. Half my heart is in Ghana forever.

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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

This organization changes lives! It is run by selfless individuals who truly wish to serve others. The children in Ghana are so blessed.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this organization and followed their growth and development for years. They are continually changing the lives of children that will form our future generations. Great charity that genuinely cares about those they work to better the lives at and will stop at nothing to accomplish.

Donor

Rating: 5

Easy to donate. Love the pictures they post of the kiddos we help by donations!

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend is a leader in this organization and she and her team are selfless as they try to raise the life experience of these kids in need

Donor

Rating: 5

A special thank you to Ama and these wonderful ladies who have selflessly given the time to provide, and care for these precious little angels. You all are truly making a difference in the lives of these children and your works will continue to be blessed. Keep up the good work.

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!

Jenny28

Donor

Rating: 5

Heart Smiles is a wonderful nonprofit, and it is run by some amazing women! They are helping these young children in such significant ways, and the good news is that even a little donation makes a big difference for these African children.

Pam_20

Donor

Rating: 5

I met this incredible woman, Ama, four years ago. She told me her story and I saw her heart when she talked about helping the children of her native country. She started with a dream and slowly, but surely, this dream has become a reality. She works relentlessly to help the orphans of her country. She has some amazing women on her board now that help give her direction and inspiration. I am so honored to be a small part of helping that dream come true by sponsoring children at the orphanage and help bring awareness to others. My heart truly smiles when I learn that orphaned children in Ghana are being helped and that they know there are people outside of their small world that care. Thank you Heart Smiles! I love you guys!

Melissa79

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization and the women that run it are top notch. The group works tirelessly for the good of the children they serve. They put them first in all that they do. 100% of what is contributed to Heart Smiles goes to the children. My husband and I believe in what they do and gladly sponsor children each month to help out. You can't go wrong in giving hem your support as well.

Cris C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about The Heart Smiles by a long trime friend from High School and I am proud to say that I have participated in their activities to raise money and will do it again. The work they do, their passion helping children in Ghana, their love to them and the dedication to the children and family is simply amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Heart Smiles is an amazing organization run by extraordinary people. Donating to this organization has been safe and hassle free. It is amazing how little effort and money it takes on our part here to give so much to a child so far away. Whether it is a one time monetary donation or a monthly donation help today!!! Also visit the organizations Facebook page to see actual photos of how your money is being used!

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 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.