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!

Charity Spotlight on Harboring Heart’s #STARTARYOT

Happy #FundraisingFriday everyone! Today Harboring Hearts was featured on Positivexpert’s Charity Spotlight–we would like to send a big “Thank you” to Adonica Brereton for her continued support, and for her assistance in promoting our crowd funding campaign, #STARTARYOT.

We are taking part in a five-week crowdfunding initiative called the #STARTARYOT Challenge — in order to gain awareness, recognition, and most importantly dollars for our programs. The Challenge ends on September 24th and with the help of our supporters, like Adonica Brereton, we can meet our goal of $25k. To learn more about our fundraiser, visit our website here, and see what you can do to support heart disease patients and their families!

UNTUCKit for Harboring Hearts!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with UNTUCKit for the month of May! (It is also Stroke Month)

UNTUCKit designs men’s button downs, t-shirts, polos, and henleys that are meant to be worn untucked without looking sloppy.

In honor of our Spring Gala, UNTUCKit will donate $5 to Harboring Hearts for each shirt that is sold in the month of May!  Check out their website at www.untuckit.com and enter code HarboringHearts for an additional 15% off.

Memorial Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner (hint hint).  Shopping that helps Harboring Hearts – we can get behind that!


Spring Gala – May 22, 2012

We hope you will join us at the 2012 Harboring Hearts Spring Gala to be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

This year, Harboring Hearts is thrilled to honor Dr. Yoshifumi Naka, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at New York Presbyterian and Associate Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Dr. Donna Mancini, Medical Director, Professor of Medicine and Sudhir Choudhrie Professor of Cardiology at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Naka and Dr. Mancini, along with the entire cardiac team at New York Presbyterian, work tirelessly to provide the best care for their patients.  It is because of these efforts that peers recognize them as leaders in their fields.

 

With special performances by American Idol alum Clay Aiken, The New York Pops, DJs Nick Cohen and Alexandra Richards, this event promises to be an exciting and memorable evening for all!  So come and support Harboring Hearts and our honorees and enjoy cocktails, food, entertainment, and dancing.

 

You can purchase an advance ticket online.

 

We hope to see you on May 22nd!

 

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Heart-Healthy Expo

You are invited to our fabulous Heart-Healthy Expo on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lolë (24 Hubert Street)!

Please join us for some red wine, dark chocolate, and other heart-healthy treats, as well as a cardio fitness demo by Rogue Female Fitness. You will also get a chance to shop Lolë’s collection (20% of your purchase will benefit HH!). See the flier for all details, and register here: http://www.roguefemalefitness.com/programs/giving-back.

Thanks to Rogue Female Fitness and Lolë for partnering with us for this exciting event.

We hope to see you there! ♥

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Photo credit: Sunny Norton

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Valentine’s Day Charity Networking Event

 

If you are still looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day, embrace American Heart Month with Harboring Hearts and Charity Connector. The two organizations invite you to join them for a Charity Networking Party at The Ainsworth, (122 West 26th St) on February 14th. From 7-9 pm, experience a fun night of drinks and the sounds of a top NYC DJ, all for a good cause! A suggested $10 donation, sold online (http://harboringhearts.eventbrite.com/) or at the door, will entitle guests to $3 selected beer, $5 cocktails and $7 champagne. 100% of the ticket sales will benefit Harboring Hearts (http://www.harboringhearts.org)

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Save the Date – May 22nd, 2012

Harboring Hearts invites you to our Spring Gala at the Rubin Museum of Art on May 22nd, 2012. We hope you can join us!

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please call 212-888-7003.

 

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