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

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?


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

Charlie’s Heart

The minutes, hours, days and weeks after Charlie died have been a blur to me. Sometimes when we are in conversation with friends and family, they will mention something during that time frame and the memories are not there for me to retrieve. I try to piece together...

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A Glimmer of Hope

In our darkest times, there’s one thing that always gives us a glimmer of hope: our own family. Family is everything to us at Charlie’s Heart. It’s why we’re even here, trying to make a difference on behalf of our son. It’s what pulled us through the months of...

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What if it Happens Again?

Extreme Grief is strange. The trauma causes such a disconnect between the body, mind, and spirit. And from what I learned, I’m not sure you ever fully recover from it. Extreme Grief can make you do things that your mind will tell you is completely irrational, like...

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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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