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Connecting Hearts Interview

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We are lucky enough to work with lots of great causes and non-profits here at Modify, but we found the story of Connecting Hearts particularly touching. We asked the people at Connecting Hearts a few questions about who they are, what they do, and how we can help out. Read below to find out more about this wonderful organization that helps children in Virginia find homes and families.

Connecting Hearts

Can you tell us a little about what Connecting Hearts does and what your mission is?

Connecting Hearts ensures that every child in Virginia has the opportunity for a loving home through addressing support needs across the state, partnering with other organizations, spreading awareness, and advocating. Virginia is home to over 5,000 children in foster care and over 850 children are waiting to be adopted. We are proactively working to get children adopted sooner to help them achieve permanency.  

When and where were you founded?

In August of 2014, Debbie Johnston was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be Virginia’s Adoption Champion. An adoptee herself, Debbie is passionate about helping children find permanent, loving families. Debbie serves as spokesperson for adoption in Virginia, and is working to engage and educate the public in support of Virginia's adoption program goals and objectives. Connecting Hearts was started to support the Adoption Champion’s efforts and will continue on after her appointment has ended.

Do you have any events coming up where people can get involved or find out more?

Connecting Hearts is having another “30 Kids in 30 Days” educational initiative to help get exposure for our kids who are awaiting adoptive homes. A child in shown on TV and social media outlets that is waiting for their forever home.  If you let the kids tell their stories, families are able to connect with them.  We are also working across the state to collaborate around new and innovative ways to recruit adoptive families.  

Connecting Hearts

Connecting Hearts is having another “30 Kids in 30 Days” educational initiative to help get exposure for our kids who are awaiting adoptive homes. A child in shown on TV and social media outlets that is waiting for their forever home.  If you let the kids tell their stories, families are able to connect with them. We are also working across the state to collaborate around new and innovative ways to recruit adoptive families. Our birthday parties and “Birthday Bags” have been a wonderful way to help kids enjoy normalcy.  Connecting Hearts has provided over 100 Birthday Bags for kids in Foster Care in the last few months. 

Does your organisation accept donations? What is the money from donations used for?

A $50 donation buys a birthday bag for a child in foster care. Most children to not have to worry when their birthday comes around, because their families ensure they celebrate their special day. Children in foster care do not always have that luxury. Connecting Hearts provides a bag filled with birthday decorations, cake mix, frosting and special gifts tailored to their likes. We believe that while a child in foster care is waiting for permanency they should be able to have normalcy. Our kids in care are experiencing so many changes, strangers and unfamiliar experiences. In some small way, we hope to help them forget the issues they are going through and just enjoy their special day!

Connecting Hearts

Our main mission is to help children in foster care achieve permanency , especially those kids who are legally free for adoption. Donations help us in our creative methods of recruitment for prospective families as well as connecting families with a child who may be a potential match. Every second of these kid’s lives matter and we want them to spend as much time as possible in a loving and stable environment. A place they can call home and a family who loves them. 

Connecting Hearts Circles WatchYou can find out more about connecting hearts and how to donate here. Another way to support this great cause is by purchasing one of their fabulous watches and wearing it with pride. Check out all the Connecting Heart designs here.


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