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.

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

The Speech

I’ve never been great at being in front of an audience. As a child, I was in various extracurricular activities (e.g. dance, choir) that required me to be in front of an audience. While I liked the practices, I hated the performances. I always requested to be in the...

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Water for Charlie

The high cliffs, rocky foothills, and desert plants make for a beautiful, yet treacherous landscape for the families living in the Northern Amhara region of Ethiopia. Our long days in a caravan of SUVs during our last trip to Ethiopia made me truly understand the...

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Sunshine in My Pocket

When you lose someone you love dearly, what remains, is their memories.  Sometimes I find that in moments throughout the day, I will almost zone out when something triggers a memory of Charlie.  Watching Ellie play on the swing set outside, I think of the weekend...

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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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