The Source of Our Spark

Charlie Holt’s life ended abruptly after five short years. But his life was anything but small. It was the spark of a movement – a movement to heal hearts all over the world.  Join us in our mission to turn tragedy into triumph for children everywhere.

2nd Annual Charlie's Carnival

Join us on March 30th for a family-friendly community event. They’ll be a silent auction, food trucks, bounce houses, carnival games and more.

You won’t want to miss it!

What Can One Heart Do?

Can it stop countless families around the globe from being forced apart? Can it help orphaned children transition from at-risk to thriving? Can it make families whole again? We believe one heart can be a hero that can enhance the lives of underprivileged children. Will it be yours?

Charlie's Watering Hole

Announcing our newest partnership with A Glimmer of Hope. Our first project will be a well that we have fondly titled ‘Charlie’s Watering Hole’.

How Can You Help Break the Cycle?

When families are forced apart, hearts break – too many to count.  This is the reality around the globe. Children are orphaned, vulnerable and at risk, separated from the family that loved them from the start – unless – we step up to break the cycle.

Our Mission:

To enhance the lives of children and families in areas of need through sustainable living, financial and health education to ultimately ensure they are prepared for their lives ahead.

Why Ethiopia?


4.5 Million Children Orphaned (5% of the Population)


People Living without access to Electricity


Child Mortality Rate


People Living on Less than $1 a Day

*International Energy Agency, UNICEF, World Health Statistics

To Charlie, on your Birthday…

My wonderful, sweet boy, Happy Birthday in Heaven.  We wish we could hold you, snuggle you close and watch you eat birthday cake.  We wish you could hold your baby sister Causby, let Ellie help you blow out your candles, and see you run and play with your friends...

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Charlie’s Watering Hole

We have been back only a week and it still seems like a dream to have seen the fruits of “our” labor… I say “our” because each of you who believe in us, in Charlie, and the work his Foundation does, made this dream come true. Last year, we hoped we would be able to...

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Paralyzing Fear

Michael and I just returned home from our latest venture to Ethiopia. We spent twelve days, including travel, visiting rural and urban areas of the country where Charlie’s Heart Foundation works. It was an amazing, difficult, and eye opening experience, as it always...

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“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

— Mary Anne Radmacher
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