Why Charlie’s Heart Foundation?
Charlie’s Heart Foundation was founded in 2017 after the tragic loss of our son, Charlie. Charlie was an old soul with an incredibly kind and empathetic heart – a servant’s heart. He never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone he met. Charlie loved as we all SHOULD love.
When he passed away, we desperately wanted to donate his organs. And while many organs were suitable for donation, unfortunately, his big beautiful heart was not. For this reason, Charlie’s Heart Foundation was established – One Heart, Donated to Many. We believe that we are doing the work that Charlie would have gone on to do if he was still here on Earth.
The Story Behind Our Mission and Vision
When we started Charlie’s Heart Foundation back in 2017, we knew that we wanted to help children and families, regardless of their circumstances, to persevere through tragedy and hardship. The loss of our son Charlie was incredibly traumatic for our family. However, we were fortunate to be able to take time off work, pay our medical bills, and have access to counseling and family therapy. This is not the case for many families, particularly families living in poverty. Charlie’s Heart Foundation seeks to address this gap by funding programs that promote the mental well-being of vulnerable families and give them the support they need to withstand the trauma and stresses of everyday life.
Watch Our Video to Learn More About Charlie and Our Story.
Charlie’s Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.