|1 in every 100 babies is born with a CHD . 40,000 babies are born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect (4,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday). CHD ’s are considered the #1 birth defect.
Because of these overwhelming statistics, “God’s Special Little Hearts” was formed in 2006. We are based in the Northern Kentucky Area and we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to show God's love to others while providing support to CHD families as they travel this difficult road. We also strive to raise awareness of CHD's while glorifying God. We try to accomplish our mission by giving out care packages, helping with hotel room costs, meals and by just offering our support and prayers.
Care packages can be sent to anyone in the United States who has a child with a CHD who is in the hospital recovering from heart surgery or who has just had heart surgery and is recovering at home.
Our limited donations right now only allow us to be able to help CHD families in the Tri-State area (Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana) with hotel room costs, fuel cards and meal tickets.
Our care packages have a Bible, toiletry items, phone card, information books/leaflets, journal, snacks, and a gift for the child. We even help families with fuel costs by supplying them with a fuel card, if needed, as it's very costly to drive to and from the hospital. Many families travel long distances, and sometimes a parent may have to stay at home to work and take care of other siblings while the other parent is at the hospital caring for the heart child. Having a child in the hospital not only is financially draining but mentally, as well. It takes a toll on every family member.
We also host a CHD Awareness Walk each year in February where a percentage of the proceeds are donated to local Children's Hospitals for CHD research or to provide additional help to families that they service. Over $20,000 has been donated since our first walk in 2006. For more information, please click on the "CHD Awareness Walk" link to the left.
God's Special Little Hearts is recognized by the federal government as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This means that all donations we receive can be used as a tax deduction for the giver. We fully rely on the donations we receive. The more donations we get, the more families we can help, which in turn, results in more people knowing of God's love. We firmly believe that without God, these children would not be with their families today!
If you would like to Help Us, Help Them, Praise Him in the Storm of CHD ’s, please click on the “Donate” button to the left. It has been said by a heart mom that “we didn’t ask to be on this ride, but we want a lifetime pass so we can ride forever!”
Thank you for visiting our site. For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Many thanks to the Owen County Extension Homemakers and Jerry Wainscott for the donation of the quilt square for God's Special Little Hearts. It is on display at our Chairman's home on Hwy 127 in Sparta.
Date Set for 8th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs
The 2013 8th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th from 11 AM - 5 PM.
More details to come but if you would like a Walk packet to help raise money for the Walk or would like to help out in any way (provide entertainment or be a vendor), please call Katie at 502-514-1305 or contact her by e-mail.
Recipes from the Heart Cookbook - Volume II
Our "Recipes from the Heart: Volume II" is ready for purchase! For more information, click here.