Wednesday, February 18, 2009


We are happy to report that we have had a great response to our Nauryz Celebration campaign. Thank you to the following families who responded within the first 24 hours of our posting:

Carrie Brody (CT)
Jennifer Bryson (KY)
William Combs (IN)
Allison Donohoe (PA)
Tricia Hoffa (PA)
Sarah Miller (IA)
Betty Nusbaum (MO)
Renee Rudis (TN)
Michelle Steinley-Bumgarner (TX)
Rebecca Stone (OH)
Susan Serra (FL)
Kirsten Tuttle (PA)

Please consider donating $10 to help bring joy to the orphans as they celebrate the Kazakh holiday of Nauryz. Your donation will make it possible to provide a cake celebration, books and small toys for the orphans. You can make a donation on our website,, until March 20th.

Thank you to the following families for the great donations this week:
The Altschuler Family (CT)
The Bilbro Family (TN)
The Birnett Family (VA)
The Blackburn Family (AL)
The Clark Family (AL)
Angie Frakes (WA)
Nika Guida (NY)
The Sumner Family (MA)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We are going to Kaz, who is coming!

We were finally able to "lock in" travel dates for our mission trip:

Saturday, September 19, 2009 - depart for Kazakhstan
Sunday, September 20, 2009 - arrive in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Monday - Friday September 21-25, 2009 - work at the Kara-Kastek orphanage
Saturday, September 26, 2009 - depart for United States

In the next few days we will have the registration form up on our website. A $500 non-refundable registration fee will be due. Registration ends June 15, 2009.

We will be planning a "camp" for the week that will include sports and crafts as well as time to just "love on" the children. We will also be doing any work the orphanage may need. We will all be required to take one large bag of donations as well.

The cost of the trip will be an estimated $4000. This includes travel visas, travel to/from Almaty, lodging, all meals, transportation within Kazakhstan, and translator services.

We are waiting for our website "person" to put the info on there. It's our first time doing something like this so we are still learning. :)

If you are interested please leave a comment or email us at: for a registration form. Payment is due in full by June 15th, no exceptions.

Hope you will come along and change a life!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Celebrate Kazakhstan

Here is a look at the great Kazakhstan gifts you could win this month! The two dolls were handmade in Kazakhstan. The wooden puzzle map is a great tool to teach your kiddos about Kazakhstan. There is also a tote bag, mug, and bib.

Please visit our website,, to purchase your tickets!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Congratulations to Suzette Jeckel of Illinois 
for winning our January raffle! 

A special thank you to Robin Jonas of Spoiled Silly for donating a blanket!  Go check out the beautiful blankets!  We appreciate the support!

A note about taxes - Tax time is right around the corner and we at Two Hearts have been busy organizing receipts. We are only required to issue receipts for donations over $250 in one year and have emailed them to all this applies to. If you have not donated over $250 but would still like a receipt, please contact us and we will send one to you. Keep in mind, receipts for donations do not include money spent on cookbooks or any raffle ticket.