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We're raising money to benefit Hearts and Hands Kids, an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in the USA. Any donation will help make an impact.
Hearts and Hands Kids was founded in 2018 to help young, abandoned boys find a home. When we are given responsibility for a child, we are not looking to place them in a home. We are giving them one. A traditional home with a mom, dad, and a whole bunch of brothers. We currently raise up to 16 boys in a family environment - a big, crazy, family just like yours or mine! We are committed to raising our kids from as young as 6 months old into adulthood by putting them through college or work study programs. As long as they stay with us, they will be raised as our own.
We are not intended to be a traditional orphanage. We are different. We don’t bring kids into a large, sterile, group home. We create a home and have a mom and dad working in the home. They are committed to staying and raising these kids long term. The kids will call them mom and dad and each other brother.
This is more like foster care than an orphanage but our kids do occasionally get adopted. We recently had a few of our children adopted, but we can accomidate up to 16 kids in our home. Our commitment to the kids is to raise them in a traditional family, give them traditional values and expectations, teach them and care for them, give them faith and a love of God, and to educate them and put them through college or a job training program when the time comes. We accomplish much of this with the help and support of a Church in the Dominican Republic. They are our boots on the ground and the congregation is fully vested in our efforts to help bring these kids from poverty and despair to hopeful and loving members of society.
Our up front commitment to every boy we take is that we will raise them, educate them, provide health care, and bring them to church.
In partnership with Pastor Wilson Carro, Nicole Brayden Gifts founded and exclusively supports Hearts and Hands Kids in the Dominican Republic. Hearts and Hands Kids is an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in the USA. To date the orphanage has been 100% supported through the sales of our brands; Mad Man, Jody Coyote, Divinity Boutique, Oak Patch Gifts, and Cait + Co.
We accept donations of any level on our Go Fund Me page. All donations, big or small, always make a big impact to our mission.
Profits from your purchase of products sold through Mad Man, Jody Coyote, Divinity Boutique or Oak Patch Gifts help fund our kids.
Even if you can't donate today, sharing our mission with your family, friends, and colleagues is much appreciated.
Historically, we have not promoted or talked a lot about the orphanage because I have always believed that this is something we do because it is in our hearts.
That being said, today I feel like our country and world are looking for ways to give back and support non-profit charities now that COVID is slowing and people are thankful to be alive and free.
I feel like letting people know the charity exists and that their purchases and support of the company has helped us to maintain and grow the charity is a good thing and giving those who haven't heard about us before the chance to help the kids directly through donation is the most wonderful gift for these kids.
I also want to thank our customers and sales teams who have helped us to grow the orphanage through the sales of our products.