Wit & Whim Fun(d)raising Event

On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 Harboring Hearts kicked-off a month long “fun(d)raising” event at Wit & Whim gift shop in Port Washington, Long Island. This month, Wit & Whim is celebrating “give your heart, help many hearts” through this philanthropic mission. We were so excited to see the great turn-out and support from community members and eager shoppers that evening!

The unique gift shop has treasures from all around the world, ranging from candles, clutches, cuff links, and much much more! 100% of the proceeds for February will be donated to Harboring Hearts.

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If you can’t make it to the store, be sure to join the auction online for a handmade dream catcher and two vintage glass stained windows.

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Be sure to stop by and purchase a special gift for yourself! Check Harboring Hearts Flickr for more pics!

Fall Community Event

Fall Community Event

Harboring Hearts is excited to partner with Blackstone at our upcoming community event at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. We invite pediatric heart patients and their families to join us for an afternoon of fun and games!

 

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Recap: Montefiore Heart Party

Harboring Hearts brought 50 patients and caregivers together for an exciting afternoon of games, dancing, crafts, and face-painting at the Montefiore Heart Party on February 12th, 2014. Harboring Hearts staff were joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers –including special guests, Jay G from “The Real World: Ex-Plosion” and Chris Scali from “MTV’s Are You the One”. Our pediatric heart patients had a blast at our party as they took to the dance floor, mingled with our celebrity guests, and refueled with delicious heart healthy snacks provided by KIND and GoGo squeeZ.

For more details and pictures from our event, check out our photo album over at our Facebook page. And keep on the lookout for other great Community Events to sign up for in the future!

 

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Harboring Hearts Cycles for Charity with Crank Cycling Studio

Gear up for Heart Month by spinning your heart into shape with Harboring Hearts at Crank Cycling Studio on January 26th. 100% of proceeds will benefit Harboring Hearts <3 Be sure to purchase your ticket today to reserve your bike! ALL participants will receive a FREE Harboring Hearts water bottle for the event <3

Also, if you buy the Early Bird ticket, you will receive a t-shirt to wear during class!

For Early Birds: email yuki.kotani@harboringhearts.org with your t-shirt size

Champions for Charity Holiday Shopping Benefit December 5-7

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Complete your holiday shopping on a day where your fabulous purchases go towards a good cause!

Harboring Hearts is teaming up with Americana Manhasset to celebrate 18 years of giving on November 24 and from Dec 5 – 7, 2013. Harboring Hearts is one of 90+ not-for-profit organizations participating in this year’s Champions for Charity’s Annual Holiday Shopping Benefit. Over 70 participating Americana Manhasset stores will donate 25% of your pre-tax purchases to the charity of your choice during these special shopping days.

Complimentary gift-wrappers, personal shoppers and a concierge will be available to lend a helping hand during a weekend of charity and holiday fun! To participate, register for your free Champion Card by calling 1.800.818.6767, going online here, or by visiting Americana’s Concierge Services and choosing “Harboring Hearts” to support. If you are unable to make the trip to Long Island, contact Americana Manhasset’s Personal Shopper to register and place your order by calling 1.800.818.6767.

Harboring Hearts is excited for a fun-filled weekend of shopping with supporters. We look forward to seeing you there!

Give Back on #GivingTuesday with Harboring Hearts!

As the year winds down and friends and families bunker down for the yearly run of end-of-the-year holidays, and perhaps even holiday shopping–why not take some time to also celebrate #GivingTuesday?   

#GivingTuesday (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off December on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is this year on December 3, 2013.

Harboring Hearts will celebrate #GivingTuesday(Dec 3, 2013) by collecting  greeting cards for heart patients in NYC hospitals. Create a wintery greeting card with an encouraging, heartfelt message to patients and their loved ones  and send them to our offices at The Centre for Social Innovation NYC 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325-18 New York, NY 10001. We will accept cards until November 29th! 

We welcome cards of every shape, color, or size! No artistic skills necessary 😉  Just a warm heart and a little bit of your time!

Recap: The Legion of Hearts Community Event

Recap written by Meghan Arsenault and Deirdre Lombardi

Harboring Hearts teamed up with the American Heart Association, Sephora, and ZICO Pure Coconut Water to host the Legion of Hearts event in the pediatric cardiology department at Mount Sinai Hospital on October 7th, 2013. About 20 volunteers joined us to provide a morning filled with cheer, laughter, and a heart-healthy breakfast!

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Over 50 patients and their families were able to take a break from their busy day and medical routine to have their face painted or makeup and nails done by makeup artists from Sephora.

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Wonder Woman made a surprise appearance and helped patients decorate their very own superhero capes.

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Everyone was delighted when Sharon Bush arrived with Teddy Share Bears for the young patients.

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Skylar Brandt, from the American Ballet Theatre, made a little ballerina’s day by giving her a signed pair of ballet pointe shoes.

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Sunny Norton was able to capture the many memorable moments with his photography throughout the event. Many thanks to all of our guests, volunteers, and supporters who joined us to make the Legion of Hearts community event a huge success!

To get involved in future Harboring Hearts events and learn more about how you can help, email info@harboringhearts.org!

Photo Credit: Sunny Norton

Harboring Hearts Oktoberfest 2013

You are invited to a fabulous Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 19 from 7:30 PM-midnight at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York!

Join us for dinner, drinks, live music, a beer drinking contest, and more, with proceeds from the event benefiting Harboring Hearts programs. Be sure to RSVP by October 10th by calling (516) 353-2987 to reserve your spot!

A special thanks to Plattduetsche Park Restaurant for partnering up with us for this special event.

We hope to see you there! ♥

#STARTARYOT with Harboring Hearts

 

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The #STARTARYOT Challenge to donate to charities in need ends in one week; thanks to your amazing efforts Harboring Hearts raised $13,061 so far–we’re nearly halfway to our goal!

We still need your help and generous donations for our Emergency Fund, and every little bit counts. Also, any donation of $10 enters you in a raffle to win VIP tickets to see Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Meyer!

For more information and to make a donation, check out our campaign site and make a difference!