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Heart2Heart to distribute 250 iPads to isolated seniors

FORT LAUDERDALE – Heart2Heart has purchased 250 iPads to be distributed to isolated seniors in care centers throughout Broward County.

Heart2Heart will be distributing the iPads to at least 40 care centers. The centers will receive a minimum of five iPads each to be used by its residents as needed to connect with family, friends and Heart2Heart’s expanded base of digital volunteers.

“We’re excited to provide this vital resource to our seasoned saints,” said Heart2Heart Executive Director Juan Gallo. “We have seen firsthand how important it is to keep lines of communication open to seniors, especially as care centers continue to close in response to the omicron variant.”

Earlier this month, almost half of the centers Heart2Heart consistently interacts with closed their doors to visitors again, canceling scheduled events and regular volunteer visits. Heart2Heart quickly organized its volunteers to make deliveries of personal protective equipment to the closed centers. However, the closures underscored the continual need for alternative methods of interaction.

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Heart2Heart expanding to provide caregiver relief services

FORT LAUDERDALE – The state of Florida has licensed Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida – a nonprofit that connects volunteers to seniors experiencing isolation and loneliness – to provide Homemaker and Companion Services in Broward County as of Jan. 5.

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) designation will allow Heart2Heart volunteers who are specially trained and vetted to assist aging or disabled adults in need of assistance, giving regular caregivers time for their own self-care. In addition, Heart2Heart recently received a $30,000 grant specifically to support the new service.

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#ForOurSeniors Campaign raises $62,082

FORT LAUDERDALE – Heart2Heart’s end-of-year campaign, dubbed #ForOurSeniors, exceeded its goal of $50,000 and raised a total of $62,082. 

The 48-hour campaign, on December 27 and 28, was run with the help of charidy.com.

Heart2Heart saw some amazing growth in 2021. Along with raising $137,000 during our annual RED Gala, Heart2Heart, received funding for 250 Apple iPads for the Tablets to Seniors program, and the JM Foundation gave Heart2Heart $30,000 to start a family respite program with the state of Florida.

The money we raised will support our growth in the new year. 

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Team Horner Named Diamond Sponsor of Heart2Heart’s RED Gala

FORT LAUDERDALE – Team Horner is leading the charge to support South Florida’s aging community with a diamond sponsorship of Heart2Heart’s RED Gala.

Team Horner’s $15,000 donation is the largest sponsorship Heart2Heart has received from any single entity in support of its annual fundraising gala.

“We are so grateful for Team Horner’s support,” said Heart2Heart Community Relations Director Riana Samaroo. “Heart2Heart exists to mobilize volunteers and bring hope to those battling isolation and loneliness. We cannot fulfill our mission without partners like Team Horner.”

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