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Lisa130

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Review for The Heart Smiles, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for The Heart Smiles, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for The Heart Smiles, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor