Contact: Riana Samaroo
Community Relations Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2021
#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. Since applying for a grant to help us provide meals for 50 seniors throughout 2022, we’ve calculated that we will need an additional $30,000 to cover projected food inflation. In the same way, the iPads we’re purchasing will cost us more than when we first priced them. The grant we received for the iPad program includes some funding for the new Digital Outreach Coordinator position—but not all of it.
Heart2Heart looked to its supporters as we prepared for our most expansive and groundbreaking year yet. And our community came through!
Heart2Heart thanks its partners, both old and new, for their continued support. We love our seniors and we’re so glad that they do too!
If you’re interested in volunteering, click here.
About Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida
Since 2010, Heart2Heart has matched hundreds of volunteers to senior residents in over 50 care centers in South Florida. These committed passionate volunteers have made an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of senior citizens who would otherwise have gotten little or no visits from family and friends. In 2018, Heart2Heart launched its innovative C.A.R.E. strategy (Connect, Advocate, Respond and Engage) to respond to a growing need within the aging community.
Currently, Heart2Heart volunteers reach the aging community through in-person visitations, care package and grocery deliveries, phone calls and video chats via donated tablets. For more information, visit www.heart2heartoutreach.org.