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You sure can! Send checks to 30 Hearts PO Box 39631 North Ridgeville, OH 44039. All check donations will go to the General Fund unless otherwise specified. Please include your email with the check so we can easily send you a donation receipt.
Soon after your first monthly donation, you’ll receive prayer cards for the children and mothers you are supporting each month. You will also get emails throughout the year that include video spotlights of a child, mother or staff member from our pograms in Ethiopia.
All monthly donations are pooled together and distributed equally among the families to ensure each child in our programs receives the same level of holistic support.
When you start a campaign you can choose to fundraise for a specific need or donations will go to the General Fund.
30 Hearts does not start orphanages or institutions. Instead, 30 Hearts opens Family Development Centers that consist of 6-12 homes. In each home, 5 children are raised by a Christian woman from the community and they live together as a family. We utilize these centers to provide support to at-risk families in the community to prevent child abandonment and keep families together.
The orphan crisis is big. So we started small by helping 30 children grow up in families. As the monthly giving community grew, we began to reach 30 at-risk families in the community to keep children in their families. Right now, we are impacting 114 children total. Our vision is to see 300 children being raised in families by 2030. Read more about our process here.
We work with local Christian leaders who are committed to gospel-centered holistic care. 30 Hearts has an extensive selection process that includes field visits to review the local partner and review financial and organizational details, program specifics, long-term planning and more. 30 Hearts is currently working with one incredible local nonprofit partner in Ethiopia – Stand for the Vulnerable Organization (SVO).
30 Hearts maintains a strong connection with its partners in the field and requires quarterly updates including financial reporting. The 30 Hearts team monitors the programs through field visits and the local Ethiopian government monitors through scheduled and unscheduled visits. We partner with local nonprofits that are audited according to the legal requirements of their country.
We determine the location of our programs in collaboration with our local partner who researches and identifies areas of extreme poverty. Our local partner establishes strong relationships with the local government and churches in the communities we serve. Together, we develop long-term plans to strengthen the programs and community.
Each staff member in our programs is an employee of our local partner. 30 Hearts provides funding for our local partner to interview, hire and train local Christian staff who are committed to this work. 30 Hearts reviews and approves the staff conduct policy of our local partner.
Yes, 30 Hearts has a policy and our local partner has a policy that every staff member is strictly required to follow at all times. Child safety is extremely important and is monitored and maintained through various levels of accountability from the mothers, staff, church and project administration.
The donations from our monthly giving community are pooled together and distributed equally so every family in the program receives the same level of holistic support. This also gives you a chance to see the greater impact your gift has on the community. We believe in order to transform a single child long-term, you must reach the entire family based on their specific situation.
Each mother was identified by our local partner in collaboration with the local churches in the community. The mothers went through extensive interviews and training with a similar organization before joining the program. They all see this work as a calling from God and they are blessed to be supported while serving children in need.
Each situation is unique and requires special care to determine what is best for the child. We identify orphaned and vulnerable children in collaboration with our local partner, churches, and government (specifically the Department of Women and Children’s Affairs). Please reach out if you would like to see more details on how our local partner admits children and families into the programs. [email protected]
Once the children and mothers are joined together, they are considered a true family even after the children grow up, become self-sufficient, and move out to live on their own. At that point, the mothers have the opportunity to remain on staff at the Family Development Center and raise more orphaned and vulnerable children.