Heart’s Home USA relies on your generosity. 78% of our annual income is provided by individual donors. Your donation, from the smallest to the largest is welcome by a grateful heart and each dollar you give us is a way to take part in our work of compassion.
For more information or assistance regarding any of the options listed here, please contact Cecile Fourmeaux
at 718 522 2121 or by email at cecile heartshomeusa.org.
1. Sponsor One American Volunteer
They are in their early twenties. They choose to go abroad in an impoverished area. They give all of their time and talent to serve the poor. They need support! Choose one volunteer (see their story online) and become his/her sponsor. With your sponsorship, you take part in a great work of compassion that brings consolation and happiness to thousands of people. The volunteer you sponsor will send you a letter every other month and will pray for you and your intentions.
2. 2. Sponsor The Heart’s Home Center In Brooklyn
The Heart’s Home in Brooklyn receives a lot of in-kind support (rent, food). It takes only $500 to support one volunteer to live and serve in Brooklyn for one month. Along with four others, If 5 of you make a pledge for $100/ month for a year, you enable one volunteer to give himself completely and bring joy to so many!
3. Help Us In The Construction Of The ICCC
In addition to the house that was initially on the property, we have already built a second house. These houses serve as the home for the permanent residents of the ICCC and as venue for retreats, lectures or seminars (by very small groups) for New-Yorkers and Heart’s Home members. We also built a multipurpose room, which allows the ICCC to accommodate groups of up to 30 people for a day. However, its overnight capacity is limited to three people who are welcomed to share the house with the permanent residents.
The next phase of work is to build:
- one cabin nestled in the woods, in order to meet a growing demand for multiple- day stays and to offer a place for personal retreat in the rejuvenating calm and beauty of nature.
- a resource center, that includes a living space for one person and a large multi-media library covering everything related to compassion for the training and spiritual renewal for volunteers who work all year long to serve the poorest of the poor.
All of the construction at the ICCC is done by Heart’s Home volunteers. You can come and help. You can also, and this is what we need the most, make a donation to help us buy the material.
4. Donate In Tribute or Memory of Someone
Donating to Heart’s Home is a meaningful way to honor a family member or friend, to memorialize a loved one who has passed away, or to recognize a special occasion – and to help many who are in need. Your gift will be acknowledged by a card sent in your name.
5. Estate and Planned Giving
Planned giving allows you to maximize your income tax deduction, reduce your estate tax burden, and provide income for those significant in your life. Planned gifts typically come from a donor’s assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred.
6. Give In-kind
As Heart’s Home volunteers live only from donations, we are very grateful for all the donations we receive in-kind. You can donate food, clothing for the volunteers, or printing services.
7. Donate your Miles
Heart’s Home sends between 10 and 15 volunteers all over the world every year. The expenses in plane tickets are important and we are very grateful to all those who help us purchase the tickets with their miles.
8. Ask Your Company To Provide A Matching Gift
Many employers match the donations that their employees give to charities. This is a wonderful way of doubling your gift to Heart’s Home. For additional information, contact your employer’s Human Resources office or the person responsible for corporate giving.
10. Spread the word
Heart’s Home opened in 2003 in the US. And there are still many places where Heart’s Home is unknown. If you are in contact with young adults who could be interested to volunteer with us or people who are interested in our charism of compassion, please do not hesitate to forward letters from volunteers or encourage them to register for the newsletter. You can also contact us to organize a conference or a testimony in a school, university, or in a church.
11. Pray for us
Our mission relies on prayer. The difference we make in the lives of those we serve and love comes first from our prayers and from your prayers. Your prayers for us are of great value and we appreciate them very much. You can sponsor us in prayer by saying a decade of the rosary every day.
To register as a spiritual sponsor, please click here.