Art from the Heart

We’re excited to announce the launch of our online Charity Auction!

These beautiful paintings were created by the children residing at St. Elizabeth’s Home of Angels in Uganda. They depict the landscape, the architecture, the people and the native animals of Uganda and are all painted in acrylic on natural canvas.

The paintings will ship rolled and you’ll be able to take them to your favorite art framing store to mount and frame as you like. Your high bid will include shipping within the continental U.S.

Our first auctions will close at 9 pm central standard time on November 30th, so visit our auction page and bid often!

Special bags for special donors

Handmade straw bags

Ugandan women making bagsWhile supplies last, we have an amazing selection of beautiful straw bags handmade by the Zulu women of South Africa. Your $100 donation will feed two families for a month, but this beautiful bag will show everyone you care for years to come!

We have assorted colors, if you have a preference, please add it to the line in your donation.

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Give a child a restful night of sleep

Children in Uganda need mattresses to sleep on

Fay Lowry with mattresses for orphans of UgandaSomething so simple that we commonly take for granted is a mattress and blanket. This is a much needed commodity that is so appreciated by our needy families. A blanket costs $10 and a mattress is $50.

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The Power of Social Media

This year, for Katie’s birthday, she chose to celebrate by asking her friends/family to consider donating to The Heart That Gives Foundation.  We can’t believe how successful her birthday fundraiser was and can’t thank her enough for her incredible act of kindness!

In response to her fundraiser, Katie posted…

“Thank you everyone for your sweet birthday wishes! I had a great day and am so thankful for all of my friends + family. even better news, we raised $2610 for The Heart That Gives Foundation! When I started this last week and wanted to raise $500, you all were completely generous and blew away my expectations! thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Holiday Cheer in the Kwazulu Natal

The Heart That Gives Foundation surprised five very impoverished families today with a ration of food and household supplies. Our staff member Eric wore a Santa hat and also brought an extra Santa hat for the pictures. These families will now be on our monthly food distribution list. It was a happy day for all!!

Just an Update…


We have received an overwhelming amount of support and donations and cannot thank those who have graciously contributed.

The Heart That Gives Foundation is pleased to announce that we are in the process of locating 20 families that are in need of our assistance in the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. These families will receive a monthly ration of food for ONE YEAR!! They will also receive extra items each month, such as soap, blankets, clothes, etc…. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for the generous donations we have received from so many giving people. Thank you!!!

The Heart That Gives Foundation is honored to be a community service option for the participants of the UPHA Ribbons of Service.

If you would like to join us on our next trip to South Africa in February 2018, read more about our trips.

If you are interested in contributing, visit here to donate.


Meet Eric!

The Heart That Gives Foundation Photos

The Heart That Gives Foundation is pleased to introduce our South African staff member, Eric Mcineka. Eric has years of experience helping with charity organizations and is also a registered Kwazulu Natal tour guide.

Having grown up in the area, Eric is passionate about helping the people and cares tremendously about this foundation.

Eric is a wonderful addition to The Heart That Gives Foundation and we are pleased to introduce him to you all!

To hear from another South African who is very passionate about our cause, head over to this letter by Soka Mthembu.

Also, to stay in the loop about what The Heart That Gives Foundation is currently doing, follow us on Facebook.

Wear our heart on your chest

With every $75 donation, you’ll receive a Heart That Gives Foundation t-shirt! Your generous donation will supply a month of food for a Zulu family of six in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. Be sure to include your preferred size in your donation comment window: S, M, L, XL

The Heart That Gives Shirt