Tuesday, June 24, 2008

This is what we call a little bit of Hope....

This is in Taraz at the children's home for mostly special needs children. They received our shoes today and as you can see by the smiles on their faces, it was a fabulous day! If any of you gave shoes, you can now see the pay off of the time you spent on picking them out and getting them to us! Thank you all for making these children smile! They will be going to Karakastek (Almaty region) on Friday to give out shoes there too! 

It is so wonderful to see the children that are benefiting from your generosity! These are the days that make it all worth it! These are the days we know why we were called to Kazakhstan to find our precious children, not only to bring them home to be with us, but to help the children that were left behind to have hope for a brighter future!

We are so blessed to have people that believe in Two Hearts, people that trust us and people that are willing to take time out of their busy schedules and money out of their own pockets to support us, thank you all!

Thank you this week to The Marcacci Family (CA), The Bell Family (TN), The DeSantis Family (RI), The Dean Family (CT), The Woods Family (CA), The Kucinskas Family (CT) and Nancy's Place (MO).

Also thank you to The Ruopoli Family (SC) going to Aktobe, The Carr Family (TX) going to Almaty City BH#2 and The Abdurakhmanov Family (NY) going to Almaty City CH for volunteering to take a box of donations to Kazakhstan on their upcoming trips!

With God all things are possible!!!!

Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets to help the orphans of Tschuchinsk get bikes and beds and June is Art, Craft and school supplies month!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another great raffle!

This month we will be raffling off a "Thinking of Mom" bundle which includes:

~ 1 Very Bradley travel organizer
~ 2 handmade "Mom" bracelets
~ 2 $25 gift certificates to Burp Itty Burp (personalized apparel for babies and toddlers)
~ 1 $25 gift certificate to Holly G Bow (handmade bows)

100% of the proceeds from this raffle will go to Journey Home Adoptions "Bikes and Bed's" program. The "Bikes and Bed's" program raises money for the orphans in the Tschuchinsk orphanage. Every child deserves a warm bed and time to enjoy the outdoors as they wait for their forever family.

Purchase your tickets using the Paypal link on our sidebar. Tickets are $5 and the drawing will be July 18th.

Thank you this week to the following families: The Bilbro Family (TN), The DeSantis Family (RI), The Falk Family (IN), Matt Hill (CT), The Hochstetler Family (IN), Sandra Perkins (MO), The Schrader Family (WI). We are continuously thankful your donations.

Remember - if you don't have enough time to go shopping let us do it for you. Mail a check to us and we will be happy to shop for the donation of the month. You can also shop online and have the donation sent right to our door! What a great way to save on shipping!

June is art supply month!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And the winner is........ ***Updated***


We are so excited to announce the first winner of our raffle of the month. Stay tuned for the next raffle that will begin on June 18. We have some AWESOME raffle items!

We also want to to let everybody know that Two Hearts has been accepted into a program called The Sports gift network. It is a group of charities and other organizations providing a gift of sports to impoverished children around the globe. To read more about this program please visit http://www.sportsgift.org/ . We are now a part of their network and hope that many people choose our organization to donate to.

This week we want to Thank:

The Blackburn Family (AL), The Kudwa Family (MI), The Strieby Family (CA), Nancy Birnbaum (VA), Angie Frakes (WA), The Calton Family (MO), Nancy's Place (MO) and The Tucker Family (MO).

Don't forget if you are traveling soon or know somebody that is traveling soon, please refer them our way. We would LOVE to ship them a box (free of charge) with lots of wonderful things for the orphans. We pay for all of the shipping, we just need your word that it will make it to some baby or children's home in Kazakhstan. Yes we know it sounds to good to be true, but it is not!! We have a lot of great things in inventory now so please contact us at hope4kazorphans@aol.com .

June is Art/coloring/school supplies!!

We wanted to let everyone know that we sent a check to Hadassah's Hope for the amount of $5000.00 dollars from the cookbook sales. They are leaving on their service trip next week and are taking the money to split between Taraz and Karakastek. They will ask the baby and children's home director's what they specifically need and will purchase the items in country. They are also taking 10 boxes of items that we have donated. We are so excited to see the little ones faces receive all of their donations!!!!!

If you want to follow along on their journey they have a blog that they will be updating from Kazakhstan. www.fromorphanstoesthers.blogspot.com

Thank you ALL again for your support, this would not be possible without you!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Do you want to help earn money for Two Hearts for Hope???

What if Two Hearts for Hope earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!

GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Two Hearts for Hope (Lebanon, MO) as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word!

This is an easy way to help our organization through a new Yahoo!-powered search engine and online shopping mall.

The more people who use this site, the more money will go to the children in need. So please spread the word to your friends and family.

Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com. You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Thank you again for your support!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

One week left to purchase you raffle tickets!!

We are happy to say that 2 different families, The Sipes Family and The Pike Family,are taking Two Hearts donation boxes to Shymkent in the next few weeks. We are pleased that we will get to serve more orphanages this way and the kids all over Kazakhstan will get to benefit from the donations we have received from very generous people!!!! Do you want to be the next family?? Contact us today hope4kazorphans@aol.com .

Remember only 1 week left to purchase your raffle tickets. Help the children left behind in Kaz by purchasing a $5 ticket for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Bass Pro Shops. How fantastic is that. $5 could win that special dad in your life $100 to Bass Pro Shops. Imagine how far one ticket will go, $5 means the world to an orphan. Click here for your chance to win!! Don’t forget that June is Art and school supplies month. Imagine the fun the children can have!!!!!

Thank you this week to The Woods Family (CA), The Cohen Family (CT) and a special Thank you to the Aurora Co-op Preschool (OH) for collecting a 40 pound box of hygiene products for the children to enjoy!! Thank you Cyndi for setting up the donation drive!!!

Final Donation count for May:
Cloth Diapers (kissaluvs)~100
Hygiene products~ Many Items~ These are the things we have received so far:
Kleenex wipes
Diaper rash cream
Baby washes
Disposable cloths
Wash Cloths