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January 2024 Newsletter

  Happy New Year 2024 JANUARY 2024 NEWSLETTER WELCOME 2024   A new year gives us the chance to set new goals, make positive changes and to reflect on the past year. We had a year of growth in the number of families we served and the number of donors helping us...

December 2023 Newsletter

  Seasons Greetings! SEASONS GREETINGS As we end 2023, I want to thank all of our supporters for their generosity in helping us achieve our goals this year. This is only our second year fully operating and we have made big strides in moving Hearts Aligned forward...

2023 HOLIDAY GIFT CARD DRIVE

Holiday Meals for Families of Critically and Chronically Ill Children This holiday season we need your help to bring a meal to 50 families with a critically or chronically ill child. The average annual salary of the families we serve is $29,000 and many would benefit...

November 2023 Newsletter

  Giving Thanks! REMEMBERING CARLOS November is a particularly tough month for me. November 12th is when Carlos left us. These are the last pictures I have of him from that week and his surgery day. We were filled with so much hope that the surgery would bring...

October 2023 Newsletter

Building Community Building Community for Families with a Critically Ill Child Families with children who have critical medical conditions need our support to cope with their illness and treatment. Your support helps many families as they struggle financially and...

2024 Hearts to Hearts Valentine’s Luncheon

 February 9, 2024 Join us for a heart-felt afternoon at the Cabrillo Pavilion from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm as we bring hope to the many struggling families that have critically ill children.  We are especially proud to be honoring Cottage Health for their many years of...

July 2023 Newsletter

JULY 2023 NEWSLETTER Two Years and Growing Strong! Two years ago, Hearts Aligned had its first Board of Directors meeting. This new nonprofit formed in May of 2021, and we had a long list of things to do in order to get up and running.  By November that year, we had...

ROCK YOUR HEART OUT

A Benefit for Hearts Aligned Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5-8 pm   Hosted By The Red Piano, 519 State Street, Santa Barbara 21 years and over event Featuring the Tearaways combining the influences of British Invasion with the California Sound.Thank You Wells Fargo...

April 2023 Newsletter

  Grateful for You!!     A Grateful Heart   When we began our journey to help low-income families with critically ill children, we knew we were taking on a tremendous endeavor. Our goals have been to educate our community about these neighbors and friends, to...

RECAP: 2023 Hearts to Hearts Valentine’s Luncheon

The Hearts to Hearts Valentine’s Luncheon was a great success!  The Master of Ceremonies was the ever dynamic, Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust. Hearts Aligned honored the Santa Barbara Foundation as our fiscal sponsor for 2021 and 2022, and...

January 2023 Newsletter

  Happy New Year! Last year was our first full year operating as a nonprofit and we are so grateful for all of you. Your support of our mission helped us to launch our operations, providing us the opportunity to support 35...

2022 The Year In Review

Hearts Aligned started 2022 ready to make a difference!    A difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families. We exceeded our 2022 goal to help 25 families and reached 26 families. We received our IRS and State of California 501(c)3 nonprofit...