• 2020 Auction Ambassador – Paxton Naiditch

    In the summer of 2018, our lives were rocked when we learned our second son, Paxton, had a congenital heart defect (CHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or HLHS. At the time Elise was 20 weeks pregnant with him, and we were in the middle of a move from Chicago to Des Moines. Panic and […]

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  • Cards for a Cause

    Help-A-Heart is excited to announce Cards for A Cause, an opportunity to buy some fun greeting cards & raise money for our organization at the same time! Until May 31, buy an Usborne Books & More Card Box (you choose the theme) for $30 & $13 from each box sold will go to Help-A-Heart. There […]

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  • Help-A-Heart’s 15th Annual Virtual Silent Auction

    HELP-A-HEART’S 15TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE SILENT AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to move Help-A-Heart’s 15th Annual Celebration of Life Silent Auction to a virtual event for 2020. While we would love to hold this event in person, we feel that we can’t risk the […]

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  • Scheels – Giving Tuesday

    We also were blessed today to be a part of Scheels #givingtuesday event where we received $2,000. Scheel’s gave out checks to numerous other nonprofits this morning so it was truly an honor to be among the recipients. We appreciate the community support that helps us to further our mission every day! Thanks to Scheel’s for the donation!

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  • Spark the Spirit

    Thanks again to all who voted for us on Veridian’s Spark the Spirit campaign! So fun to receive this $5,000 check today from the employees who nominated us!  ❤️

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  • Spark the Spirit!

    We are excited to announce that thanks to all of our faithful supporters who shared & voted for us, we received $5,000 from Veridian Credit Union‘s Spark the Spirit campaign for the Des Moines metro area! We were honored & humbled to be a part of this event along with some very deserving nonprofits doing some […]

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  • Spark the Spirit

    Help us win $5,000! Help-A-Heart is honored to be nominated for Veridian Credit Union‘s (Des Moines metro area) Spark the Spirit award for 2019! Veridian is donating $5,000 to the charity that receives the most votes. Thanks to Andrea Hudnut & Faith Elizabeth Smythe for nominating Help-A-Heart! -$5,000 will help 13 families facing a month-long hospital stay for […]

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  • 6th Annual Superhero Heart Run – 2019

    The Des Moines Superhero Heart Run is BACK and we are ready to “Save the Day for #CongenitalHeartDefects“! Join forces with Help-A-Heart & Heart Heroes on Sunday, October 13 at Raccoon River Park Softball Complex (Coneflower Shelters) from 12-4 PM as we walk, run & FLY for those impacted by #CHD. Proceeds raised from this […]

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  • 2019 Superhero Heart Run Ambassador – Charlie Strand

    Charlie’s Journey – The Best is Yet to Come…. Written by Staci Strand, Charlie’s mother Sometimes the simplest of sayings, while you may not know it at the time, have different meanings each time it is brought into focus.  There’s a lot packed into a simple phrase like, The Best is Yet to Come.   […]

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  • Thank You for your AMAZING Support!

    We feel truly blessed & incredibly grateful by the amount of support shown to our organization Monday night at our 14th Annual Celebration Of Life Dinner & Silent Auction. We are so excited to share that it was another RECORD BREAKING year! We raised over $22,000 and had over 400 people come help us celebrate […]

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