Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Charities of the Months: Mended Hearts and Eagles Charitable Foundation

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

In December we supported Toys for Tots by donating funds to support logistics and by dropping off toys into a local collection bin.

January and February Charities:


Mended Hearts

Eagles Charitable Foundation

We chose Mended Hearts to honor a friend's father (a U.S. military veteran) that recently passed away. Mended Hearts is involved in giving support to heart disease patients both young and old. Given Dave's conditions from childhood this is an organization that holds meaning to us. From their website:

Our mission is dedicated to “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support”.

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. To offer this hope Mended Hearts provides a variety of programs.

Mended Hearts

    • Mended Hearts is the largest peer-to-peer heart patient support network in the world
    • Mended Hearts has been offering hope and support for 65 years, visiting more than 200,000 patients every year
    • Mended Hearts provides education, support and hope to all types of heart patients and their families
    • Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts has 300 chapters in North America, serving 460+ hospitals
Mended Little Hearts

    • Mended Little Hearts is the largest CHD peer-to-peer support network in the world
    • CHDs are the most common birth defect, affecting nearly 1% of all births in the U.S. – 40,000 babies each year
    • Mended Little Hearts works nationally and in communities to provide peer-to-peer support, education, awareness and connect families with needed resources.
    • Mended Little Hearts volunteers provide direct support to families through its Accredited Visiting Program and delivering 5,000 Bravery Bags annually.

    Our second charity is the Eagles Charitable Foundation. The Philadelphia Eagles recently won their first Super Bowl. This win has special meaning for their fans, the Philly community, and to Holly and her family. Aiding the team in their charitable efforts is a great way to commemorate this victory. From their website:


    Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1995, and with the help of our partners and supporters, we have reached more than one million children in the Philadelphia region through health and education programs.

    The organization has recently experienced a number of exciting changes, including a transition from its previous name, Eagles Youth Partnership. Additionally, ECF has amplified its work by expanding access to vision care, as well as increasing its commitment to autism research and services.

    ECF takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Its signature program – the Eagles Eye Mobile – leverages the celebrity and excitement of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, enabling us to capture the attention of the hardest-to-reach children in our region. The organization also partners with local non-profits and leading medical institutions to provide grants focused on supporting autism research and services.

    VISION STATEMENT: Improving health outcomes for children in vision care and autism in the Greater Philadelphia community.

    MISSION STATEMENT: Using our unique platform to provide children in the Philadelphia region greater access to vision care and autism research and services.

    Each organization will receive $125 from us. Please check out their websites and consider donating to two great causes.

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