June 2021

Heart to Heart Newsletter

June Assembly Dates: 

Tuesday, June 1 – 9:30-12:30
Tuesday, June 8 – 9:30-12:30
Tuesday, June 15 – 9:30-12:30
Tuesday, June 22 – 9:30-12:30
Thursday, June 24 – 17:30-20:30
Tuesday, June 29 – 9:30-12:30

June Events: 

June 5: Community Center Bazaar
June 5-6: Green Escape Market
June 7: SEA Coffee Morning
June 12-13: Commune @ Xintiandi
Green Escape Market
June 19: Shanghai Centre
June 19-20:  Green Escape Market
June 26-27:  Green Escape Market

Thank You Little Bees!

The Little Bees is a children’s group which was started in 2018 with just 3 children who wanted to work for children who needed help.  They have worked to help Heart to Heart since their formation.  The team is constantly expanding and finding new ways to express their love. As of May 2021 they have over 50 members.  On May 5 the Little Bees teamed up with Heart to Heart to raise money towards the sponsorship of a child for heart surgery.   It took a lot of planning, thought and hard work on their part to make it happen.  They had t-shirts, music, heart bear sales, etc.  It was a great afternoon that should make them proud.  Their efforts with the H2H team raised RMB 7,787 that day.  It was a difficult undertaking since the children had to interact with people they didn’t know and take on many challenges, but they spread love and happiness and introduced many people to Heart to Heart.  Heart to Heart applauds the Little Bees for their steadfast support over the years.  They are a great group of children!  We are so happy they are committed to helping Heart to Heart.  (Note:  One of their sponsors later completed the Little Bees donation to RMB 30,000 so they sponsored a full surgery!)

“小蜜蜂”是一个由儿童自己运行的公益组织,于2018年由三个想帮助其他孩子的小朋友成立。自建立以来,他们一直在帮助着“心连心”。随着团队的不断扩大,孩子们也在寻找着新的方式来表达他们的爱。到2021年5月,他们已经有50多个成员了。5月5日,“小蜜蜂”与”心连心”合作,为一名儿童的心脏手术筹集资金。这对“小蜜蜂”的孩子们来说,意味着很多的计划、思考和努力。他们安排了t恤、音乐、爱心熊特卖等等。这是一个美好的下午,他们应该为之自豪。与“心连心”团队合作,孩子们一同筹集了7787元。这是一项不容易的任务,因为孩子们要与他们不认识的人互动,接受许多挑战,但他们传播了爱和快乐,把许多人介绍到了“心连心”。“心连心”为“小蜜蜂”多年来的坚定支持鼓掌。他们是一群了不起的孩子!我们很高兴他们致力于帮助“心连心”。

Message from the Hospital Playrooms
Heart to Heart Shanghai began in 2003 when a small group of volunteers started playing with children (post-heart surgery) at the Shanghai Chest Hospital.  They did this in order to get the children out of bed and moving around.  The activity helped the children recover from their surgery quicker and helped them forget for a while about their surgery.

At Heart to Heart we still keep up the playroom tradition. In fact, this year we’re expanding and working towards two playrooms:

Yoda Cardio-Thoracic Hospital:
We have a large playroom at Yoda Cardio-Thoracic Hospital in Xuhui, stocked with donated toys, puzzles, books, etc….  Children of all ages who are recovering from heart surgery come to play.  There is usually quite the crowd of happy kids.  This playroom is open 365 afternoons a year so we definitely need lots of volunteers to play with the children, conduct art activities, read to the children, clean up, etc.  If you like children, you’ll love this volunteering opportunity.

What are the qualifications to volunteer in the playroom?  There is only one – you must be at least 15 years old.  If you are, please come and enjoy yourself while you’re helping the children recover from heart surgery. Just fill out an application in the “I Want to Volunteer” section of this website and someone will contact you with information about how to go to orientation and get started.  The kids are looking forward to meeting you!

Delta Hospital:
We just recently (spring 2021) started setting up the playroom at Delta Hospital in Qingpu with lots of toys, books, puzzles, etc…. Since the sponsored children come in large groups here rather than one by one, the playroom sessions will only occur when we know there are children there… and when there are, it’s a big crowd of happy kids as well. We will need volunteers to run the sessions each morning for a couple of weeks when a group of kids arrive.  So, if you like children, live near Qingpu and have a bit of time, this is definitely the perfect volunteering experience.

What are the qualifications to volunteer in the playroom?  There is only one – you must be at least 15 years old.  If you are, you’ll be able to come and enjoy yourself while you’re helping the children recover from heart surgery.  Stay tuned and follow us on WeChat.  When a group of children comes into this hospital, we will be calling upon volunteers to help run this playroom. The kids will love meeting you!

心连心上海开始于2003年,那时主要是有一小群志愿者在远大心胸医院与手术后的孩子们一起玩。他们这样做的目的是为了让孩子们可以下床多走动走动。这项活动同时可以帮助孩子们更快地从手术中恢复,并帮助他们暂时忘记手术的疼痛。

在心连心,我们现在仍然在保留游戏室的传统。事实上,今年我们扩展并运作了两个游戏室。

远大心胸医院  
我们在徐汇区的远大心胸医院有一个比较大的游戏室,里面有捐赠的玩具、拼图、书籍等……从心脏手术中恢复过来的各个年龄段的孩子们都会来游戏室玩。这里经常拥有一群快乐的孩子们。这个游戏室每年365天的下午都开放,所以我们真的需要许多志愿者来陪孩子们一起玩,进行艺术活动,给孩子们读书,打扫卫生等等。如果你喜欢小孩,你将会喜欢这个志愿服务的机会。

在游戏室做志愿者的条件是什么呢?只有一条——你必须年满15岁。如果你是,欢迎你到游戏屋来,享受因为帮助了孩子们从心脏手术中恢复而带来的快乐。你只需要在网站上填写“I Want to Volunteer(我想当志愿者)”的申请表,就会有人来联系你,告诉你如何参加培训并开始你的志愿服务。孩子们都很期待见到你哦!

上海德达医院
我们最近(2021年春天)开始在青浦区的德达医院设置游戏室,里面有很多玩具、书籍和拼图等……因为接受心脏病手术救治的孩子们总是一批一批过来的,而不是一个接着一个来的,所以,游戏室只在我们知道有孩子在的时候才开展活动。那时,游戏室里会是一大群快乐的孩子们。当有一批孩子们到来时,我们将需要志愿者在几周的时间内,每个早晨来到游戏室组织活动。所以,如果你喜欢孩子,而且住在青浦,并且有一些时间的话,这绝对是一个完美的志愿经历。

在游戏室做志愿者的条件是什么呢?只有一条——你必须年满15岁。如果你是,欢迎你到游戏屋来,享受因为帮助了孩子们从心脏手术中恢复而带来的快乐。请持续关注微信。当有一批孩子们到医院时,我们将号召志愿者们来帮忙管理游戏室。孩子们将会很喜欢见到你!

Deducting H2H Donations From Your Personal Chinese Income Tax
If you donate funds to Heart to Heart and request a fapiao for your donation(s), you can get a deduction against the donation(s) from your personal Chinese income tax – and get a refund.   We’ve had several people do this successfully now and they say it is quite easy.  Note:  If you don’t read Chinese, you’ll probably want to get someone to help you with the filing.  Also, donations can only be deducted for 30% of your taxable income.  (The 100% option in the screen shots is only for COVID related donations.)

Just get into the tax app (个人所得税) and follow the screenshots we’ve attached step by step to register the donations.  Filing and refunds are done between March 1 and June 30 for the previous year.  The Rende tax number is 53310000501781829B.

是的!如果您捐款给心连心并且要求开具发票,您可以在中国的个人所得税申报时得以扣除 – 并且能够退税。已经有些人成功而且说相当容易。请注意:如果您不识中文,最好请人帮您申报。此外,捐款只能占可以课税收入的百分之三十(截屏显示能百分之百冲税的是跟新冠相关的捐款)。 您只需要进入个人所得税应用程式,按照我们提供的截图,一步一步登记所有的捐款。三月一号到六月三十是办理上一年度的申报和退税的时段。仁德的税号是53310000501781829B。


Featured Sponsor of the Month – Ador Group
Ador Group is a subsidiary corporation with more than 800 employees which has been specialized in baby items more than 12 years. We have our own factories, including a research and development department, a test lab and three production lines for the diaper category. Other categories are travel (such as baby strollers, high landscape stroller, smart stroller, safety seat), feeding (such as feeding chairs, feeding bottle, baby tableware), sleeping (such as bed, sleeping bag, quilts, and coverlets), and disposable goods (including wet/dry cotton tissue and sanitary towel). Every product has test reports such as CCC, EN1888, ASTM F833, ECE, AS/NZS 2088 ETC, and FDA certification. So far, they were sold to 15 countries including the US. In addition, we have more than 5,000 retail shops in China.

We are not only striving to be the top maternal and baby products brand in the world, but we are also keen on charity. We are committed to helping families who have issues with raising kids or medical concerns. Heart to Heart has done a marvelous job in helping families of this kind and Ador Group loves to cooperate with H2H.  We are willing to constantly support the H2H families in satisfying their maternal and baby products needs. We believe every kid deserves grow up in a healthy, safe and joyful environment and we are doing our best to make sure of it.

爱朵集团是一家拥有800多名员工的子公司,专门从事婴儿用品超过12年。我们有自己的工厂,包括一个研发部门、一个测试实验室和三条尿布生产线。其他类别为旅行(如婴儿车、高景观婴儿车、智能婴儿车、安全座椅)、喂养(如喂食椅、奶瓶、婴儿餐具)、睡眠(如床、睡袋、被子、床罩)、一次性用品(包括干湿棉纸、卫生巾)。每一种产品都有测试报告,如CCC,EN1888,ASTM F833,欧洲经委会,美国食品和药物管理局/NZS 2088等认证。到目前为止,它们已经销往包括美国在内的15个国家。此外,我们在中国有5000多家零售店。 我们不仅努力成为世界顶级母婴产品品牌,我们还热衷于慈善事业。我们致力于帮助那些在抚养孩子或医疗方面有问题的家庭。心连心在帮助这类家庭方面做了出色的工作,爱朵集团非常乐意与心连心合作。我们愿意不断支持心连心家庭满足其母婴产品需求。我们相信每个孩子都应该在健康、安全和快乐的环境中成长,我们正在尽最大努力确保这一点。

                           

YCIS Gives Love Through Knitting
There are many ways to support Heart to Heart.  YCIS seems to have found a great one through its knitting club.  All ages can knit and YCIS has shown this in a fine way by sending some beautiful examples of their love through heart bear outfits.  The outfits are perfect and once they’ve had their H2H hearts sewn on them will be proudly worn by our heart bears at markets throughout the city.  Some lucky people will buy them and the funds made from those sales will go to sponsor more heart surgeries.  Knitting truly does result from love and produces love.  Thank you YCIS Knitting Club!

If you’d like to knit for Heart to Heart, we’d love it.  Just fill out an application at www.h2hsh.com and we’ll contact you in regards to how you can get started.

     

Our First “Mini” Field Trip to Test the Waters
Usually, H2H field trips are big productions with hundreds of large bags of donated goods and 20+ volunteers/sponsors/supporters going with us for a four day trip on a bus into the countryside to visit children we have previously sponsored for heart surgery and to dedicate rural school libraries/sports packages.  Due to COVID restrictions and general unease about the situation, we weren’t able to have any trips in 2020 and we didn’t have our normal March trip (2021) either.  However, we were contacted by officials in Hunan province who said that we could have a “mini” field trip there.  April 26-29 was chosen as our dates and we were to limit the number of attendees to 10 (including 2 sponsors and our Yoda Hospital representative).  And so with an abbreviated preparation timeline, we were off.

Since we didn’t have any children from this specific area of Hunan, we weren’t able to make the traditional home visits, but we were able to dedicate 5 rural school libraries and 2 sports equipment packages.  It was a great way to “test the waters” and seemed very successful.  Due to distances we took the fast train to southern Hunan and rented a small bus to take us around.  All the school handouts were shipped ahead of time so they were waiting for us at various schools.  We were not able to send our hundreds of bags of donated goods due to the expense.  It was, after all, already an expensive trip since we had to split all the costs between the 10 of us.  Nevertheless, it worked …. and worked well.  I, for one, had a great time and was amazed by the beauty of southern Hunan.  The food was delicious (for those like me who like spicy food) and the people were very friendly and gracious.  The schools we donated libraries and sports equipment to were wonderful.  And we topped it all off with a little trek up Hengshan.  Although setting up the big trips might still be a little risky, I think we are ready to try.

We want to thank the following donors for making the libraries/sports equipment donations possible:

  • H2H Library #147 – A Pleines Mains (APM – 法爱公益 – RMB 20,000)
  • H2H Library #148 – Profile Search and Selection (普舫企业管理咨询(上海)有限公司 – RMB 5,000), Linda Jia Yu (RMB 1,000), Natalie Chan (RMB 500), and Heart to Heart (RMB 13,500)
  • H2H Sports Package #10 at School #148 – Profile Search and Selection (普舫企业管理咨询(上海)有限公司 – RMB 5,000)
  • H2H Library #149 – Schindler China (迅达(中国)电梯有限公司 – RMB 20,000)
  • H2H Sports Package #11 at School #149 – Schindler China (迅达(中国)电梯有限公司 – RMB 5,000)
  • H2H Library #150 – Morgan Stanley (摩根士丹利 – RMB 20,000)
  • H2H Library #151 – A Pleines Mains (APM – 法爱公益 – RMB 20,000)

These sponsors helped change the school children’s futures by broadening their horizons and strengthening their bodies.    Heart to Heart appreciates what you have done for the children of Hunan!

We are hoping to have our first full field trip in July, August or September to either Guizhou or Henan province.  Stay tuned for information about that trip.  I wish we could take you all!

通常心连心的实地考察活动为期4天,由20名以上的志愿者/资助者/支持者组成。大家将携带上百个袋子的捐赠物品坐着大巴车去农村看望我们曾经资助过并且已经康复的先天性心脏病孩子们,同时,我们还会捐赠图书馆或者一些运动器材给乡村学校。由于新冠疫情的限制和对普遍形式的不安,我们在2020年并没有进行任何考察活动,我们也没有在2021年的3月像往常一样开展我们的活动。不过,我们前段时间联络了湖南省的政府部门,他们说我们可以在那里进行一次“迷你”的实地考察。因此,4月26日-4月29日,心连心一行十人参加了这次活动(包括2名资助者和远大心胸医院的代表)。就这样,在一个短暂的准备时间后,我们前往湖南开展了这次实地考察。

由于我们并没有资助过来自湖南这个地区的心脏病患儿,所以我们没有像往常一样进行家访活动,但是我们捐赠了5个乡村图书馆和2套运动器材。这是一个很好的尝试,而且我们觉得效果很好。因为距离的原因,我们乘坐了高铁抵达湖南的南部,并且在本地租了一辆小汽车。所有捐赠给学校的物资我们已经提前寄到了学校,所以当我们到达当地时,这些物资已经在各个学校等着我们了。由于费用问题,我们这次并没有把数百袋的物品寄送到当地。毕竟,这已经是一次昂贵的旅行了,因为我们十个人要分摊所有的费用。尽管如此,它还是有效的,而且很成功。就我个人而言,我度过了一段美好的时光,并被湖南南部的美丽风光所震撼。食物也很好吃(因为我喜欢吃辛辣的食物),当地人们也非常的友好和亲切。我们捐赠图书馆和运动器材的学校也都很棒。最后,我们还在衡山进行了一次小小的徒步。虽然安排大规模的旅行仍然有点冒险,但我想我们已经准备好尝试了。

我们要感谢下列对图书馆和运动器材的捐赠者们:

H2H Library #147 – A Pleines Mains (APM – 法爱公益 – RMB 20,000)
H2H Library #148 – Profile Search and Selection (普舫企业管理咨询(上海)有限公司 – RMB 5,000), Linda Jia Yu (RMB 1,000), Natalie Chan (RMB 500), and Heart to Heart (RMB 13,500)
H2H Sports Package #10 at School #148 – Profile Search and Selection (普舫企业管理咨询(上海)有限公司 – RMB 5,000)
H2H Library #149 – Schindler China (迅达(中国)电梯有限公司 – RMB 20,000)
H2H Sports Package #11 at School #149 – Schindler China (迅达(中国)电梯有限公司 – RMB 5,000)
H2H Library #150 – Morgan Stanley (摩根士丹利 – RMB 20,000)
H2H Library #151 – A Pleines Mains (APM – 法爱公益 – RMB 20,000)

这些捐赠者们通过帮助贫困乡村的孩子拓宽他们的视野、增强他们的体格而改变他们的未来。心连心感谢你们为湖南的孩子们所做的一切!

我们计划在七月、八月或九月进行一次正式的实地考察活动,地点会选在贵州省或河南省。请继续关注有关于实地考察活动的信息。我希望我们能带你们一起去!

                  

Mother’s Day – Heart to Heart / Delta Hospital Style  
May 9 definitely wasn’t the traditional Mother’s Day most of us think of – at least if you participated in the Mother’s Day Carnival Celebration put on by Heart to Heart (thank you Ming!) and Delta Hospital.  Kids and adults were everywhere.  It was an all-day affair celebrating women, families and especially mothers.  Our special emcees (thank you Mei, Kitty and Harnett) made the day run smoothly.  32 vendors, several school bands, various family musical groups, charity sales, food, talent shows, a ventriloquist, H2H stories (thank you Sunita), donated clothing collections (thank you DJ & Jane) and more filled our day with fun and something different by the minute.  Special Mother’s Day heart bears prepared by the knitting and sewing teams (thank you Helen & Marie) were sold by our lovely events team members (thank you Sophia & Lili).  In fact, around 98 bears were sold to lucky buyers who now have one of a kind bears for their collections.  And besides this, DeltaHealth professionals gave talks on how to stay healthy. Health talks on women’s cardiovascular, gynecological and physical examinations and preventative medicine.  There was something for everyone especially if you were young or young at heart.

But best of all was the “check” presented at the end of the festivities.  A little over RMB 60,000 was raised that will go to sponsor two lucky children for heart surgery.  We know that their mothers will be the most pleased by the day’s result.  Well children will definitely be their best Mother’s Day wishes come true.

Thank you to all for making this day a huge success!

周老師 05:02 五月九号绝不是大部分人观念里的传统母亲节 – 至少对出席心连心德达之家母亲节嘉年华会的人而言(感谢Ming!)。会场到处都是小孩儿和大人。这个整天的活动庆祝妇女,家庭,特别是母亲们。我们的特别主持人让活动进行顺利(感谢Mei, Kitty 和Harnett)。32个摊贩,几所学校的乐队,不同的家庭乐队,慈善义卖,食物,才艺表演,腹语术表演,心连心故事(感谢Sunita),收集捐赠衣物(感谢DJ和 Jane)等等丰富有趣的全天活动,有些甚至随时变化。编织组和缝纫组预备的母亲节特别亲子小熊(感谢Helen和Marie)由我们活动组成员负责出售(感谢Sophia 和 Lili)。实际上,98只爱心小熊成为有幸购得我们限量版的人的收藏。此外,德达医疗的专业人士也给我们提供女性健康养身(心血管、妇科、健检、预防医学)的演讲。现场有老少咸宜的活动,特别是年轻和拥有年轻的心的人。

最好的消息是在活动尾声“展示”的支票。这次嘉年华会募集了超过人民币6万元,可以赞助两位幸运的孩子手术费用。我们知道他们的母亲将对今天的收获高兴。他们在母亲节时最大的愿望就是孩子健康!

感谢所有促成这个活动成功的人!
              

Featured Volunteer of the Month – Ella Liu 
My name is Ella. In 2012 I was a university student in Shanghai.  I wanted to do volunteer work so I started with Heart to Heart. The founder of H2H, Christine, was still in Shanghai.  I worked with her, Karen and a lot of passionate volunteers.  We did many things such as assembly on Tuesdays, playing with children in the Yoda Hospital playroom, visiting recovered children on field trips and donating libraries to rural schools, etc. At that time, I was Christine’s translator.   I remember she loved wearing red clothes and she loved to tell the children ”Books are the window of the world; hope you all enjoy reading”.  I still remember every time we went on field trips half of the 55-seat coach would be fulfilled with large nylon bags. These bags not only carried clothing and toys, but also love to the children from good-hearted people.

Then, because I started my master’s degree study in the UK and working, I left H2H for a long time.  However, H2H was always in my mind.  In 2020, I restarted volunteering for H2H.  Karen was the executive;  Christine had gone back to her hometown right after I left.  H2H had become more famous in the community with more volunteers and donors. I helped Karen to do a lot of management work last year, I think she is the most energetic, passionate and earnest person I have ever met. And during that time, I also found H2H is really a 0-budget operation NGO.  IR IA  pure, sincere organization that really wants to help children with heart disease. It deserves trust from the donors and hard work from the volunteers. In the meantime, I also learnt a lot from all the warm-hearted volunteers. I am so lucky to volunteer for H2H,  I wish the best for H2H.  Remember, I will always be with you!

我叫Ella, 2012年的我是一名在上海读大三的学生,当时因为想寻找一个可以做志愿者的机构与心连心结缘。那时心连心的创始人Christine女士还在中国,我跟随着她、Karen还有很多很多热心的志愿者们一起做过很多事情。我们在周二上午分类捐赠物资、在远大心胸医院的游戏室陪孩子们玩耍,下乡探访被心连心资助过的孩子、到乡下的学校捐赠图书馆等等……当时我作为Christine的翻译到访学校时,仍然记得Christine讲给孩子们的话:书是认识世界的窗口,希望大家都可以爱上读书。我还记得每次下乡,我们都会租用一辆55座的大巴,车子二分之一都会摆满了装有捐赠物资的尼龙麻袋,这些麻袋承载的,不仅仅是一些干净的衣服、有趣的玩具,它们更多承载的,是来自上海的世界各地爱心人士对孩子的爱。

后来因为出国读书、工作等原因,我暂时离开了心连心。但是心连心一直在我心中。直到2020年,我又重新回归了心连心。这时的Christine已经回国了,Karen成为了主要负责人,心连心的志愿者和捐赠者也越来越多了。我在去年的下半年集中的帮助Karen做过一段时间的管理工作,Karen真的是我见过最有活力、工作热情、认真负责的人。通过深入了解心连心的各项工作,我再次感受到心连心真的是一个0成本运营的非政府组织,很纯粹和真诚,值得每一位捐赠者的信赖以及志愿者的投入。同时,从每一位志愿者身上,我也学到了很多。非常有幸可以与心连心相识,希望心连心可以一直良好的运作着,我将和你并肩前行。

Charity Bike Ride
It’s only been a month, but the kids are at it again.  Last month the friends organized a charity bike wash.  This time now that their bikes are clean, Aydan, Huddy, William, Gijs, Floris, Lieke and Emily organized a charity bike ride.  It was a big success with RMB 1,980.82 being donated to Heart to Heart as a result.  We love their creativity in thinking of new ways to raise money to help others while having fun.  We’re glad they are doing all this for Heart to Heart.  Keep up the good work!

这才一个月,可爱的孩子们又来帮忙了。上个月,孩子们组织了一次自行车慈善清洗活动。这一次,艾丹,哈迪,威廉姆,吉斯,弗洛蕾斯,雷柯和艾米莉骑着他们洗得干干净净的自行车进行了一次慈善骑行。这次活动大获成功,孩子们为“心连心” 共募集捐献了1,980.82元。我们太喜欢孩子们的创造力了。他们总能想出新颖而又有趣的方式来筹集资金,帮助他人。 “心连心”为孩子们所做的这一切叫好加油!
     

Featured Children of the Month  
They look so innocent, but as we’ve learned over the years, it is an illusion.  They will steal your heart as soon as you meet them.  This is true for all of our sponsored children, but when you get in a group of children all together who have never seen anything like Shanghai – like the group of 18 we’ve had in from Tibet for the past few weeks – it is even more obvious.  They make you smile.  They make you laugh.  They melt your heart.  They might be overwhelmed and changed forever by knowing that they’ve been sponsored for heart surgery by perfect strangers, but it is the H2H team and their sponsors who seem to get the most out of getting to know them.   Sponsor a child.  It will change you forever too!

他们看起来很天真,但多年来我们已经知道,这是一种错觉。你一见到他们,他们就会偷走你的心。这对我们所有资助的孩子们来说确实是事实,但是当你看到一群从未见过像上海这样的地方的孩子来说,就像过去几周从西藏来的18个孩子一样,这就更明显了。他们让你微笑,他们让你开怀大笑,他们融化了你的心。当他们知道自己的心脏手术得到了完全陌生的人的赞助时,他们可能会不知所措或者彻底改变,但在这个过程中,似乎是心连心的团队和孩子们的资助者们从他们身上收获了更多。资助一个孩子吧,这将同样改变你的一生。

Message from the Events Team
Heart to Heart will participate in events throughout the summer.  They are usually on the weekends, but can also be during the week.  Proceeds from these events go to sponsor more children for heart surgery.  We need your help to make sure all events are staffed.  If you have a desire to help us by selling heart bears and/or talking to people about Heart to Heart, please sign up for the events by filling out an application on our website (www.h2hsh.com) if you would be a new volunteer….. or telling info@h2hsh.net or Karen-H2H (WeChat) that you’d like to add the events team to your team list if you already volunteer for H2H.  We need you!

整个夏天,心连心将参与各种活动。这些活动通常在周末举办,但有时也在工作日举办。所有活动的收益将用于资助更多的儿童做心脏手术。我们需要你的帮助确保所有的活动都有人手。如果你想要帮助我们出售爱心熊或与人们谈论心与心,请在我们的网站(www.h2hsh.com)上填写申请,如果你想成为一个新的志愿者…..,就告诉info@h2hsh.net或加Karen-H2H的微信。如果你已经成为H2H的志愿者,你可以将该活动团队添加到你的团队名单中。我们需要你!

 

Things We Need
If you want to help out by sending things that the children and their families need while they are in the hospital (or when they get home), here is what we currently need:

  • Full-sized body lotion
  • Adult toothpaste
  • Boys’ & girls’ clothing (ages 6 months – 4 years)
  • Baby toys
  • Blankets for single beds
  • Full-sized shampoo
  • Tissues

We really appreciate your generosity!

如果您想通过捐赠物品来帮助住院期间的孩子和他们的家人们,我们也是非常欢迎的。 目前我们最需要的是:

  • 身体化妆水
  • 成年人牙膏
  • 6个月-4岁女童和男童服装
  • 婴儿玩具
  • 单人床用盖毯
  • 洗发水
  • 抽纸/餐巾纸

我们非常感谢您的慷慨!

Knitting Activitiy with Marsh McLennan
Marsh McLennan is an important H2H sponsor. Every year, they support H2H with donations and sending employees for group volunteering. May is their global volunteer month.  This year H2H volunteers went to Marsh to teach their employees to knit sweaters for heart bears.

Two events were organized. The first one was on May 14th.  H2H’s Mei, Sophia, Victoria and Tanny went to Marsh.  Larry, the Marsh Shanghai Office Head, delivered an opening speech, welcoming H2H and encouraging their employees to learning knitting and buy heart bears. Mei, a H2H volunteer, introduced the H2H mission and encouraged people to join H2H as volunteers.

Afterwards, the H2H volunteers began to teach knitting.  Some of the Marsh employees learned basic knitting techniques;  their target was to knit small squares of different colors which will be made into a blanket and given to a child in the hospital.  Experienced knitters learned how to knit “Innocent” hats, which assists the H2H partnership with Innocent Drinks.  All the participants showed great interest in these activities.  The H2H volunteers also brought heart bears to the session.  Many employees who could not come to the conference room because they had to work took some time to go to the activity briefly or asked colleagues to help select their favorite bears and take them home. When the three-hour knitting activity ended, there were many small knitted hats, squares and lots of satisfied faces.

The second activity took place on May 19. Once again knitting was taught and several people selected their favorite bears.   The two activities were quite successful!  H2H raised total 8,550 yuan! The income will be used to help a child have heart surgery. One colleague summed things up nicely: being parents, the last thing we want to see is kids suffering. Taking part in the volunteering activities is not just about helping others. It’s also about reflecting and appreciating what we already have, like health.

We are very grateful to Marsh McLennan for these events and looking forward to more cooperation to support children’s heart surgery in the future!

Marsh McLennan集团是上海心连心的重要赞助商。每年,他们通过捐款支持心连心,并派遣员工参加心连心团体志愿活动。五月是Marsh McLennan集团的全球慈善月,今年,心连心志愿者来到他们公司教员工为爱心小熊编织毛衣。

活动一共组织了两场,第一场是5月14日,心连心的志愿者Mei, Sophia, Victoria和Tanny来到了浦东陆家嘴Marsh McLennan集团旗下的达信保险经纪上海分公司。上海分公司总经理Larry开场致辞,欢迎心连心,并鼓励员工认真学习编织,积极认购爱心小熊。心连心志愿者Mei介绍了心连心的使命和志愿团队,并鼓励大家加入心连心志愿者队列。

接着,四位志愿者开始手把手教大家编织,一些零基础的员工学基本手法,他们的目标是编织一个小方块—心连心收集到这些不同颜色的方块后,会把它们拼制成一个小毯子,送给在医院的孩子们;有基础的则学习编织“天真”饮料公益小帽子来支持心连心和 Innocent饮料公司的公益项目,大家都兴趣浓厚地编织着。志愿者们还带来了一些身穿编织或缝制服饰的心连心爱心小熊,很多因为工作不能来到会议室的员工,包括Marsh McLennan旗下的佳达再保险经纪公司的员工也都抽空来到现场,或者请同事帮忙挑选心仪的小熊,并把它们带回家。三个小时的编织活动很快结束了,大家收获了小方块,小帽子和一张张开心、满意的笑脸。

第二场活动是5月19日在Marsh McLennan集团下属的奥纬咨询公司,志愿者Mei和Sophia再次教大家编织,几位年轻人认真学习,挑选了心仪的小熊。这两次活动相当成功,一共为心连心筹得8550元!每一分收入都将帮助心脏病儿童完成手术。一位员工很好的总结道:作为父母,我们最不希望看到的就是孩子受苦。参加志愿者活动不仅仅是帮助别人,也是反思和珍惜我们当下拥有的,比如健康。

我们非常感谢Marsh McLennan 集团对心连心的支持,也希望今后更多的合作来支持儿童心脏病手术!

 

Welcome to Our New Volunteers!

New Assembly Volunteers
Sheryl Fisher

New Week-end Volunteers
Min Jae Park

New Knitting and Sewing Volunteers
Fei Gu
Haitong Lu
Jessie Tgy
Wenshuo Wan

New Playroom Volunteers
Anh Ly Moellers
Fisher Wang
Katrina Downer
Laura de Araujo Periot
Liz Ting
Minjoon Jang
Mohana Gnanasekaran
Nick Liao
Stan Lin
Veronika Gorianina

Sign Up to be a Volunteer! 
Want to sign up to volunteer? Here is a new easy way! Just scan the QR Code and fill out the information. It takes less than a minute!

Join our WeChat Group!  
The H2H WeChat account is in place! We hope you’ll follow us on it! Just scan the QR Code to get started.

We want to give a huge thanks to Alice Wangfor creating and maintaining it for us!

With your support 1,947 Children (171 so far in 2021), 151 Libraries and 11 School Sports Equipment Packages have been sponsored! 
Follow Us Online
In addition to our webpage at www.h2h.com, we are on WeChat, Facebook, and Linkedin.  Join us to share pictures and get updates!

Contact Us! 
General Information:  Karen Carrington   (info@h2hsh.net)
Admin Team:  Ella Liu, Karen Carrington, Kyle Lamirande, Mylou Hendrikx
Annual Report:  Mei Kang
Assembly Director:  DJ Wizniak
Assembly Team Backup:  Jane Bouve
Assembly Team Correspondence: Cristina Buron Pust (assembling@h2hsh.net)
Charity Liaison/Regulations Director:  Joyce Wang
Chinese Language Communication Manager:  Kai Tsou
Chinese Language Communication Team:  Cheng Zhang, Ella Liu, Jie Huang, Mei Kang, Rose Ding & Yen-ling Von Meister
CSR and Group Volunteering Manager:  Bev Darle (groupvolunteers@h2hsh.net)
CSR and Group Volunteering Team:  Cristina Buron Pust, DJ Wizniak, Jane Bouve & Taeko Fujino
Donations (New & Gently Used Goods):  DJ Wizniak (donations@h2hsh.net)
Events Manager:  Harrison Carter (events@h2hsh.net)
Events Team Management Backup/Assistant:  Grace Hsu
Events Team On-site Supervisors:  Cristina Gao, Linda Luo, Yifan Li
Events Team Coordinator/Runner:  Karen Carrington
Executive Director:  Karen Carrington (execdirector@h2hsh.net)
Field Trips:  Karen Carrington (sponsorship@h2hsh.net)
Finance Director:  Zhang Xiaoguang
Finance Team:  Shao Han
Knitting Manager:  Helen Anderson (knitting@h2hsh.net)
Legal Counsel/Director:  Zhang Qi
Media and Marketing Manager/Director:  Allan McDean
Medical Liaison/Information Director:  Alonso Wan
Minhang/Qingpu/Songjiang Coordinator:  Michael Chew
Minhan/Qingpu/Songjiang Backup:  Ming Zhou
New Volunteer Coordinators:  Ella Liu, Liz Ting, Mariam Hofberger
Newsletter Editors:  Ana Alexander and Debra Carter (newsletter@h2hsh.net)
Newsletter Proofreader:  Karen Carrington
On-line Projects Manager:  Nancy Kong
On-line Sales:  Kate Bayles
Playroom Manager:  Cristina Buron Pust
Processes & Procedures:  Jenny Hua and Steve Thorn
Project Management:  April Shi
Recruitment & Retention:  Stuart Dunn
Recruitment & Retention Backup:  Annika Weiss
Schools Team Manager:  Pearl Hu
Schools Team Liaisons:  Annabel Tong, Ella Liu, Helen Jiao, Karen Carrington, Kate Bayles, Lidel Freeman, Melody Huang, Sophia Luo & Yizhen Mao
Sewing Team Managers:  Ingrid Dupper and Marie Blossier
Sponsorship & Hospital Visits Manager:  Karen Carrington (sponsorship@h2hsh.net)
Sponsorship/Hospital Visits Team: Allan McDean, DJ Wizniak, Mei Kang, Michael Chew, Nancy Kong & Steve Lee
Webmasters:  Eric Wang (database), Jung-wo Lee (website) & Karen Carrington (content)
Website pictures (remote):  Lenel Roux
WeChat Account Manager:  Mei Kang
WeChat Account Backup:  Jessica Zheng

Many Ways to Support Us!
Did you know that Heart to Heart is a 100% volunteer organization?  With no paid staff we always need people to volunteer.  Here are just a few of the ways you can help us.

Visit Us at an Event
Check out our ‘Support Us’ section following the calendar.
Donate New or Gently Used Goods
Clothing, toys, toiletries collected from hotel visits, company swag – as long as it is not electronic or breakable, we will find a use for it.  Please contact donations@h2hsh.net.

Donate Your Time
Help out in our hospital playroom, join an assembly session, schedule a special group volunteering session for you and your coworkers, knit or sew bear clothes at home or with friends.  There are countless opportunities.  We definitely need your help!

Other Donations
You can help support our food card program, our rural school library program, or become a heart surgery program sponsor.  Contact us to find out how you can help.

Tell Your Friends About Us
Pick up a flyer at an event and pass it on. Bring a friend to a volunteer session. Enlist your friends from home to make a donation (contact our executive director to find out how you can make this happen).