"Ever since I was a child, I have been curious and interested in foster care. I thought that maybe one day I too could foster children. While that hasn’t happened for me, I have always admired communities rallying together to help children in need. Hearts to Home takes foster care a giant step further with their mission “From Foster Care to First Home”. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to support these young adults and welcome them into their new lives."
"The opportunity to be a part of someone’s grown-up start in life is a privilege, and I am grateful for it. These young adults have shown a maturity and a resilience that awes me, and Hearts to Homes makes it so easy to be a part of this joyful experience on any donor level. We can help furnish an entire apartment or we can give much-needed daily items like dishes , sheets, and cleaning supplies. I encourage everyone to look at the website and see the relief our young folks feel knowing that they have a home base all their own – a foundation from which they can do great things. "
"I first became aware of Hearts to Homes through a friend who serves on the Board.
After taking a look at the website, I was very touched and moved by the impact Hearts to Homes has on young people's lives as they step out into the world on their own. Providing these young adults with the basic necessities that allow them to call a place home has the potential to impact their lives forever.
I am a believer in the phrase "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." I cannot think of a more meaningful and impactful first step in life, than that being taken through the efforts of Hearts to Homes with these young adults."
"I honestly can say that I never thought of someone ‘aging out of foster care.’ I can’t imagine starting out in a new apartment without all the basic necessities. Hearts to Homes is assisting these young adults and is giving them the support as if they were their own family. It gives us great joy to know that the Foundation in memory of our son, Frank III, is able to assist these young adults. Franky was always such generous person and would be very proud to know that we are able to make this donation."
Laura Sinatra, President
Franky’s Field of Dreams Foundation
"At 30 years old, I can reflect on my past experiences and realize how fortunate I was to grow up in a loving home and be able to attend any school of my choosing. Attending a Jesuit high school and then college, it was instilled in us to be “Men and Women for Others.” After learning about Hearts to Homes, I realized that all these young men and women need is to be given an opportunity to succeed in life – what better way to start the beginning of their young lives than to be provided a furnished home that, for most, is the first thing they can call their own. Most importantly, Hearts to Homes gives these young individuals hope for a brighter future...with a fresh start."
"I first heard of Hearts to Homes as my children were graduating college, looking for employment, and moving out (after having the luxury of living home to save money), and I thought, 'Wow! Imagine a 21-year-old having to do this on their own, without financial and emotional support?'
An ironed shirt, a coffee pot, a shower curtain, a towel...everyday items that affect your day, your attitude, your well being....
To so easily be able to impact the life of a young adult, to hear the success rate of the Hearts to Homes recipients, and to know that 100% of my donation will absolutely make a difference in this volunteer driven organization, makes it a win-win for me!"