February 2009 Newsletter

vday_fghdr1
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Greetings!

vdaypromo_small7

Happy Valentines day! If you are loved and cared for, consider sharing your good fortune with those who can use a helping hand and a kind gesture.
May God richly bless you all.
Joshua’s Heart Foundation
 

You can make a difference today!!! 

20
On January 19th some of our food recipients were able to receive food from Dwyane Wade Foundation and on February 7th we distributed food once more to the less fortunate.
As we continue to assist those in need each week. we realize the list is growing.  We have received letters, e-mails and calls of how important the work is that we are doing in the community. There are families who have lost their jobs. There are families who have lost the breadwinner. There are families who have lost their homes and have nowhere to go.
Sometimes Life brings us punches and we think life is so hard, but no matter how hard it is someone else is having it harder and its not always their fault. Maybe your miracle is around the corner, but in order for you to receive it you need to reach out to someone. Maybe you need to help your neighbor or even that person that you dislike so much.
I would like you to think if you are making a difference, if you are not, maybe its time for you to do so. Think about it and make a difference today; you may prevent that person from making the mistake of his or her life by just reaching out.

May’s Story

Consider this situation that one woman had to face. We’ll call her May. May was healthy and working at the same job for almost 20 years. One day her doctor told her she has a terminal blood disease. Upon hearing this, her husband packed up and left her with their two teenagers. As a result, she lost her house to foreclosure because she was unable to work. She is now living in the projects. She spent Christmas and New Years in the hospital while strangers looked after her children.
May was referred to Joshua’s Heart, who provides her with groceries bi-weekly. This is the only way she eats. We are unable to provide her with financial help, but we are trying to get her more assistance. Last week, she was back in the hospital and her kids were left home alone. Even though all her problems are not fixed, we were able to help them survive on supplies from JHF. This is one of many stories that fuel our desire to help. Every week we receive stories about people in serious need.
Every week we feed the homeless. Every week around the same time, the homeless forms a line and wait for us. If we are late, they wait and wait. We are now feeing 120 homeless each week.
If you have never been to one of our food distribution, join us and experience the affect made in the lives of others. If you prefer, you can volunteer to deliver food to the elderly and the sick so you can help to make a difference.

Volunteers

We asked for volunteers and we got them. We want to thank our volunteer photographer Teekay for his assistance. He donates his time by attending the majority of JHF events and by taking pictures pro-bono. If you need photos, please contact him at [email protected].
We have volunteers who videotape our events, write our newsletter, manage our Facebook and  change.org website, handle printing and promotions.
We would like to thank Darren Robinson-Scott who worked tirelessly to get us visibility on Facebook. Tom Jahnes will be taking over the Facebook  and change.org account. THANK YOU!!!
Because of our volunteers, Joshua’s Heart can use its donations directly towards our cause. We cannot make it without our hardworking volunteers. “THANK YOU

Upcoming Events

February 21st
Join us at Macys in the Aventura Mall from 1pm-6pm as we pre sell tickets to raise funds to continue our program.
February 28th
Join Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) at the Statewide Macy’s Shop for a Cause event in the Aventura Mall from 9.30 am -6pm
JHF is offering exclusive Macy’s shopping passes that can be used for discounts when shopping during the Shop for a Cause event on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
As a participating charity, JHF retains 100% of all proceeds from the sale of each pass to support our programs.
Your one-day shopping pass is only $5! It includes:
A chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.
20% off All Day – regular sale and clearance women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel and accessories, fine, bridge and fashion jewelry, bed & bath items, housewares, frames, luggage, china, crystal & silver, all kitchen & personal care electrics & technology items.
10% off All Day – regular, sale & clearance furniture, mattresses & rugs.
So, while you’re out enjoying a day of shopping and great discounts, you will also be supporting our programs.
If you would like to assist us, please give us a call at 305 788 8295.

Updates

21 Visit us online and write a blog or testimonial
http://joshuasheart.org/

http://www.change.org/joshuasheart 

We are also on Linked-in and Facebook

Quote for the Month 

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
 ~ Mother Teresa

Sponsors

A New More Beautiful Studios is a specialized visual design studio in North Miami that strives to maintain and produce a strong understanding of art, and aesthetics. As a business we specialize in doing this in a visual sense. We realize that art extends beyond mere visuals, and ties strongly to conceptual innovation, intellectual, and abstract motivation, as well as the realms of music, literature, and the vast landscape of inspiration that surrounds us every day.
In realizing this, we are committed to utilizing all visual mediums to enhance and produce aesthetic appeal in each of these areas in a commercial sense. We are able to provide you with an extensive range of solutions in graphic design, video production, and photography. From event branding to package design, through on to filming a community event or promoting a national conference – A New More Beautiful Studios can help you.
Contact  Sam Gualtieri at [email protected] or call 786.253.2586
Joshua’s Heart Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. Your donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. 100% of donations received are used towards our cause .
 
Joshua’s Heart Foundation
P.O Box 640342
Miami , Florida 33164
305-788-8295
www.joshuasheart.xrstudio.com



02.14.09 | Posted in Newsletter Archive, Uncategorized | 0 Comment

NEWS FROM JOSHUA’S HEART

STAND UP

Sign Up Now
Joshuas Heart Foundation Inc