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.

Notice Regarding the 3rd Annual Charlie's Carnival

The driving force behind Charlie’s Heart Foundation has always been social responsibility-whether that is supporting developing countries across the globe or taking action in our own community. For this reason, we are postponing Charlie’s Carnival April 4th, 2020. We look forward to announcing a new date. We cannot risk the health of the families who make this event what it is. Family is everything. And during times of uncertainty such as this, we invite you to remember what Charlie taught us, what one heart can do.

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

An update on our first project with A Glimmer of Hope, a well in the remote Villages of Gondar.

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 empower families to stay together when difficult life circumstances are trying to force the family apart.

Why Ethiopia?

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4.5 Million Children Orphaned (5% of the Population)

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People Living without access to Electricity

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Child Mortality Rate

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People Living on Less than $1 a Day

*International Energy Agency, UNICEF, World Health Statistics

The “Wait and See”

The “Wait and See”

Tomorrow, April 4th would have been Charlie’s Carnival. The weather is forecasted to be absolutely divine. The mounds of t-shirts Michael and I poured over are sitting in boxes, the prizes for the carnival games, sand buckets, shovels and chalk are all waiting to be...

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All About Charlie

All About Charlie

We are coming up on Charlie's birthday, this Sunday which will forever be bittersweet for us. But still, we celebrate and will continue to do so each year because while he isn’t here physically, he will always be a brother, a friend, and our son. He deserves to be...

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Charlie’s Carnival

Charlie’s Carnival

When Charlie died, we made the choice to celebrate him. While we had a small memorial for immediate family in our church’s chapel, it was so important for us that his friends had the opportunity to grieve for him in an age-appropriate way. No child should have to...

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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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