Tuesday, September 1 9:30 – 12:30 Tuesday, September 8 9:30-12:30 Tuesday, September 15 9:30-12:30 Tuesday, September 22 9:30-12:30 Thursday, September 24 17:30-20:30 Tuesday, September 29 9:30-12:30
Jiashan Market – September 5 Green Escape Market – Every weekend NBA Playzone – September 12 H2H Music Night – September 26
2020 Arts for Hearts Invitation
We are happy to announce that the 2020 Art for Hearts art show will be held November 6 – 7 at Shanghai Centre (1376 Nanjing West Road, Jing’an District). Since 2018, Art for Hearts has been a well-received H2H fundraising event. Good-hearted artists from overseas and all parts of China have been supporting us with their artistic talents. The funds we raised from Art for Hearts in 2018 and 2019 supported over 20 life-saving heart surgeries.
This year, we are lucky that Shanghai Centre will provide us with their amazing atrium venue. We are also grateful to have many sponsors to help hold this year-end party including St. James’ Place Wealth Management who has been sponsoring Art for Hearts since 2018.
The launch of the 2020 Art for Hearts will be on Friday night (November 6). Guests may enjoy wine and food provided by H2H sponsor Mountain Trail Wines while shopping for artwork donated by many artists. On November 7 we will continue the exhibition and sale for those who can’t make it on Friday night. No admission fee will be charged on either day.
We are still accepting artwork donations and event sponsorships. We hope more community members can sponsor us for raffle prizes. Both deadlines are October 10. For more information, please contact April Shi (WeChat ID: aprilinwonderland).
我们希望有更多的朋友可以赞助我们的抽奖礼品。艺术品与赞助的截止日期均为10月10日。如需更多信息，请联系April Shi (WeChat ID: aprilinwonderland)。
Message from the Events Team
Are you afraid to work your first event or market for Heart to Heart? If so, don’t be! Our team has one of the best jobs on the Heart to Heart team.
We have training videos! Are you afraid that you won’t know how to set up the H2H booth, sell, fill out the sales sheet or don’t know enough about H2H? Put your worries aside. We now have training videos on all these topics. They can be accessed on Youku through the following link and are sent out on group chats for events before the events start. Here is the link: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDc3MDAyOTg4NA==.html. Also, you are put with experienced people at events so they can help you with details on how things work.
We need speakers of all languages! Are you afraid you won’t be able to communicate with the guests/customers at an event? Don’t be. We put speakers of different languages together at events so everyone who comes to our booth can be communicated with.
Sales are easy! Not only are our heart bears and baby bears cute, they are easy to talk about since their sales sponsor children for heart surgery. Who doesn’t want to help save a child’s life? And that’s exactly what the sales at markets do. For instance, the teams who worked the Green Escape markets in June and July FULLY sponsored children for heart surgery through the sales they made. So now little Xu Jiameng (pictured) has a repaired heart and will be able to live a normal life. Plus, all the volunteers on the team had the chance to visit her while she was in Shanghai for her surgery. What’s not to like???
There are events during different times and places! If you are worried that you work or that you live in a far place in the city and can’t get to any events, put your fears aside. We need people during all times of the day and evening and on every day of the week. Also, events take place all over the city – or even in other cities like Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Wuxi, etc. You can help no matter where you live around this area. (There are also events even further away, but luckily, they supply their own volunteers who help H2H.) H2H is a great family. Come be a part of it.
If you have other worries, please let us know. I’m sure we can resolve the issues for you. We really need your support for events and want you to be comfortable. Come join us when you receive a message on your group chat that we need help on certain dates. You won’t regret helping save a child’s life!
King of the Wing (Chicken Wing Eating Contest at The Rooster)
Hot day – hot wings! Chase and his wonderful crew at The Rooster supported Heart to Heart once again this year by holding their annual charity chicken wing eating contest to benefit H2H. A large crowd was gathered for the annual event where 11 contestants had to eat 15 chicken wings (cleanly) as fast as they could. The winner of several years running had moved away so it was a completely open field this time and competition was fierce, messy and hot (in so many ways). There were 3 top prizes and the winners were clearly defined. They were really fast! Indigestion had to be looming on the horizon. Although we had several H2H supporters there for the event, we had no H2H competitors. We’re going to have to work on that for next year! A great time was had by all and once again The Rooster made a substantial donation to Heart to Heart in time, effort and funding. Z Wang T-shirts was also on hand – donating the sales money from all King of the Wing t-shirts sold to H2H. It was a fun day …. one that will help a child get heart surgery soon. Many thanks to The Rooster for all their support for many years now.
酷热天-辣鸡翅！The Rooster 的 Chase和他超棒的团队今年再度举办吃鸡翅赞助心连心的年度活动。这场年度慈善活动吸引了很多观众，11位选手要在最短的时间里把15只鸡翅吃的干干净净。由于蝉联冠军数年的选手已经搬走，所以今年的战场有新的局面，竞争激烈，凌乱，而且有着在不同层次上的“辣”。三个大奖得主，输赢分明。速度特快！可能转身就有不消化的问题了。现场虽然有几位心连心的支持者，但是没有人代表心连心参加比赛。这会是我们明年的目标。大家都很尽兴！The Rooster再一次在时间，精力和财力上对心连心做了很大的贡献。Z Wang T恤衫也在现场把所有“鸡翅王”T恤衫销售收入捐赠给心连心。这一天很好玩儿…也是很快能让一个孩子接受手术治疗的一天。非常感谢 The Rooster 多年来给予的支持。
What Do We Need This Upcoming Month?
Heart to Heart always wants money so we can perform more heart surgeries for our little patients who need it so badly. But, if you also 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:
I am Alicia Meng, a volunteer for Heart to Heart Shanghai. I believe in working for poverty relief so as to build a more harmonious society. Since the Corona Virus began in December 2019, I have been trying to help H2H through knitting, H2H events, micro-blogging and other positive publicity so as to recruit others to help. As a result, friends at Thepunokai company repeatedly talked to me about Gabeait goat milk powder and how it could help children be healthier and increase their immunity. We just needed to find the right recipients.
After a half year of screening and talking with people, Nancy Kong contacted a home for autistic children in Liuzhou, Guangxi province that were happy to receive the milk powder. I am very grateful to my friends at Hepnokai Nutrition Co., Ltd., whom I helped work through Shanghai Rende Foundation (Heart to Heart’s “parent” foundation) so that 115 containers of Jiabeit goat milk powder (valued at RMB 44,320) could be donated to the Guangxi Liuzhou Autism Children’s Welfare Institute. Heart to Heart’s team work in the “Love Action” project was great. Thank you to all involved in the project for helping the children in the institute. It is great to work together!
No matter what age you are or what your skills (or lack thereof), YOU can help sponsor a child for heart surgery. For instance, former SCIS 10th grade student, Lea, made and sold coloring books to help sponsor a child. Her efforts helped Huang Yanping, a 6 year old girl from Fujian province, get the 2nd heart surgery she needed to complete the repair of her complex heart defect. Huang Yanping is doing great! Unfortunately, Lea, wasn’t able to visit her in the hospital, but here is the note that Lea wrote. We hope there are many students out there who will follow in Lea’s footsteps. Great job!
Dear Karen Carrington, I’m so very happy that I was able to help Huang Yanping receive the surgery she needed. I would love to come visit her but I’m moving back to my home country next week and my family is very busy with final packing and house management before we leave. I’m so happy that the money I collected went to this amazing young girl. I’m sorry I won’t have time to meet her but I hope that she is doing very well. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of something this amazing. This organization has inspired me in many ways and I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to contribute. Sincerely, Lea
Before mid-August you only thought you could buy anything on Taobao. Now you actually can. Heart to Heart heart bears are now for sale on Taobao! You can also make a donation to H2H on Taobao. We don’t expect to receive massive orders from our new sales platform, but we’re hoping to sell a few bears and get some always needed donations. How do you find us? We’re in the Rende Foundation charity section. Just search on 仁德基金胡 and if you know how to use Taobao, you’ll find us in their charity store. If you have trouble, let us know and we’ll give you the instructions. Happy shopping!
If you read our August newsletter, you’ll remember that we sent over 100 large bags of donated goods to those in need in Sichuan, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces. Despite heavy rains and flooding, our donations finally found their way to their new homes. All the recipients – school children and adults alike – have sent messages back to us about how happy they are to have received the donations. So we’d like to send a big thank you out to all of you who donated goods to Heart to Heart in the last few months and another huge thank you to Yoda Hospital for arranging the transportation of the bags to their recipients. It was definitely a fairy tale ending. Lots of people are feeling your love!
Where are you at this precise moment in time? If you’re not in China and happen to be one of the increasing number of people who are returning to China in the near future, we need your help. Many of our knitters are in other countries. We rely on them to help us supply the huge number of cardigans/outfits we need for Christmas and normal events and we also need them to help with the thousands of little hats for the Innocent Drink rollout of the Big Knit program in China (where H2H will be their sponsored charity). Usually, we can find someone to bring back their treasures. COVID-19 has made this very difficult this year, however. So, if you are coming back to China in the near future and have even a little room in your suitcase, please let us know! We can get the knitting sent to you in your home country and you can bring it back to a grateful H2H staff. The knitting definitely helps us sponsor many, many children each year!
We’re having to consolidate and move our boxes stored in warehouses. We all give a big THANKS to the assembly team members who have worked through the heat of summer and have consolidated 3,000 boxes into 958. Now for the big move to the new Yoda Hospital’s storage room. Fantastic job assembly team!
Donate to Heart to Heart During the September Tencent 789 Campaign
Set your alarm and get ready to help H2H on September 7, 8, 9! If you’re on WeChat, you can do it! Each year Tencent has a 3-day period where they donate hundreds of millions of yuan to Chinese charities. We’d love to receive some it for our surgery sponsorships.
How??? Tencent will give a little bit for many donations (10 yuan or more) that are made between 09:00 – 16:00 on September 7, 8 and 9. So it’s a great time to donate through WeChat. Tencent will give us 8% bonus if we receive more than RMB 20,000 between 100 people. (There are more bonuses for larger numbers.) With your help we can do it! We have a few large donations lined up (although more would be great) …. We need to reach the 100 people minimum though so please help! Remember — all you HAVE to donate to count is RMB 20 although we’ll naturally take more if you want to donate it!
These donations can be at any time on September 7, 8 or 9 using the QR code above. 100% goes to support surgeries as always. If you read Chinese, here is the QR code (and/or the link) to start …. just go from there. If not, the instructions are easy. Contact Karen at (WC id) “Karen-H2H” and she’ll send them to you. It’s easy and can have a huge impact! Link: http://gongyi.qq.com/succor/detail.htm?id=205133
If you missed the FLY Society party to benefit H2H, you missed a great event. In the words of the party’s organizer, Chris, “The formation of the FLY Society was inspired by foodies and philanthropists who seek to improve the world around them with a bit of style. The first event held by the organization was at Colca on North Bund, and was an evening full of food, fun and generosity. As a first event for any young group, we were all nervous but maintained our resilience in order host a fantastic event that left all attendees with big smiles and full bellies. With the support of local wine distributor, BottlesXO, local craft beer, Shanghai Love, American meat importer, Heartland Bros, the plant-based meat producer, Z-Rou, and gracious use of the Colca event space, FLY Society was able to earn over 12,000 RMB for local charity, Heart to Heart! With an endless buffet, stand-up comedians, laughter yoga, and all-woman musical trio, the Ukuladies, guests were constantly engaged with our message of laughing for a cause. The room ended up being sold out with over 100 tickets purchased, and the massive community support was astounding! Thanks to everyone who helped make the first FLY Society Charity event a great success!”
And Heart to Heart thanks FLY Society for all their hard work in making it happen …. and for donating the proceeds to Heart to Heart to help a child have the heart surgery he/she needs.
The main mission for Heart to Heart is to sponsor heart surgery for Chinese children with CHD. But, what happens while those children are in the hospital? That’s when another very important mission starts for Heart to Heart: the Playroom. This is a very special space, full of color and toys, where the hospitalised children (and their families) can go every day for 2 hours to have fun, be kids and forget about the needles and hospital beds. It is very helpful for the recovery of the children as well as for the families with the hard times they are going through. However, in order for it to function well there are a few things needed, like toys and cleaning products donations, but the key one is volunteers, without them the playroom wouldn’t be possible. With the current Covid-19 situation, H2H has seen a decrease on playroom volunteers thus making it challenging to help the children on a daily basis. So, if you have some free time, come join us at the playroom and help children have a better future. You won’t regret it!
Hi all! After an unusual school year disrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19 and a slow and gradual return to the classroom after several months of online learning at home, things seem to be returning to almost normal. The school year is about to start and H2H is getting ready to start working with schools to help them with all the fun events and activities that have gone on over the years to help children with congenital heart disease. And, we are looking for you! We need hands willing to collaborate on the great cause that we have as our mission: fundraise money for surgery that will change these kids’ lives forever. We are looking for volunteers, schools, school liaisons – anyone who wants to contribute to make this year a better one after a year where so many lives were taken.
If you are thinking you’d like to join us to work with schools to promote H2H and coordinate activities for us, but you are wondering what you could do or where to start, don’t worry! Contact us and we will find out how to proceed together. There are plenty of options.
Recently, two amazing volunteers joined our school team. Here is a short introduction and the reason that moved them to join us.
MELODY – I’m Melody from Shanghai. I’m an educational consultant and a person who is easily enchanted with vibrant colours like a burgundy red sunset or cheery pastel-coloured houses. Things like these are what makes the world worth seeing and experiencing. But not everyone gets to enjoy the vibrance life has to offer. Kids with congenital heart defect (CHD) don’t. They are fighting for a chance to live in the very beginning of their life. Luckily, we have H2H. I first heard about H2H through a volunteer who knits heart bear outfits for sale and fundraising. How cool is that! After some online research, I decided to attend a H2H fundraising event at Green Escape market on a Sunday. There, I saw every heart bear had a bio attached of a kid who was saved by surgery sponsored by H2H. Seeing the names to me was so empowering.
This year has been a turbulent one. It made me realise how powerless human beings are in front of life and death. We are only specks in the grandness of the world but when specks accumulate, it can make a solid piece of land. By joining H2H, I’m the speck that’s added to the land!
HELEN – I’m Helen. By chance a friend of mine recommended the H2H Wechat official account to me. At first glance I was moved by the real stories of H2H and the volunteers. After I came to the H2H office, I was deeply impressed by volunteers’ smiles. They told me what they are doing. They taught me how to sew heart bear clothing and how to sell them to raise funds to help children who need to have heart surgery but cannot afford it. My current experience of becoming a volunteer of H2H is full of enthusiasm as well as love and responsibility. I want to not only help the people in need, but to impact friends around me to volunteer as long as they can.
WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE SCHOOL TEAM.
Helen — 我是海伦。一次偶然，朋友向我推荐了“心连心”的微信公众号。看过后，我被心连心和志愿者的真实故事所感动。来到心连心的工作站，志愿者们的微笑给我留下了深刻的印象。她们向我介绍正在进行的工作，并教我如何缝制爱心小熊服装，以及如何出售它们，来筹集资金去帮助那些需要做心脏手术却负担不起的孩子。我加入了心连心志愿者的团队，内心也充满了热情、爱和责任。我不仅想帮助有需要的人，还想影响我周围的朋友来做志愿者。
Message From the Sewing Team
Around March we restarted the sewing group to support the sales of our heart bears and baby bears. The group isn’t that big at the moment, around 10 people, because many volunteers are still not able to travel back to China. Luckily, more people are beginning to come back and we are also getting more local volunteers. We really have a mix of all kinds of nationalities. We can use all this support to keep up with the sales.
When we restarted, we were almost out of clothes for the bears. By working together, we were able to build up some stock to support the 1 to 3 events we have every week. Sales are going well so we have to work hard to keep up. Once every two weeks we have a sewing session at my place where we cut patterns, sew, iron the clothes and sew the hearts to the clothing. We also think about making new patterns; we’ve added quite a few new models to the collection – like T-shirts and hoodies. So, we have now a diverse collection where everybody can find something that really fits their tastes. On average we make 40-50 new pieces every week. We also have a lot of fun during the sessions and are all proud that we can contribute to help the children to get heart surgeries.
Looking at myself, there is always a moment during the day where I find some time to prepare for sessions, do some sewing or try to be creative by making new patterns. This gives me a lot of energy and satisfaction – being able to make a small contribution to a better life for many children in China. Ingrid Dupper, Sewing Team Manager
Some people are old when they’re young and some are young when they are aged. There is a group of YOUNG old ladies in Minhang, among which the eldest is at her 90s. Ms. Cao Kun, in an old people’s home in Minhang, introduced H2H and the China Innocent hats project to the ladies in the home. Ms. Cao told the ladies that knitting hats would help the children with CHD have corrective heart operations through the H2H-Innocent Drinks partnership. The ladies were very interested and decided to knit immediately. With the help of Cao Kun, the ladies have been knitting every Thursday morning from 8:30-10:30 since May 2020. Since H2H is a 100% volunteer organization and there is NO operating budget, the ladies would have had to prepare all the materials themselves including needles and yarns. But Ms Cao solved these problems without hesitation and they started the knitting group with only samples from H2H.
The ladies have now knitted more than 300 hats. In the morning of August 13, 2020, H2H volunteers brought new samples and some yarn to the Minhang home, showed the ladies some patterns and talked. Since the patterns were in English and the ladies couldn’t read it, only samples were left there. The ladies are so amazing that they are now knitting heart bear dresses by looking at the samples. One of the ladies said “I hope we can help the children and it will all be worth it.” How lovely that the ladies are still kind, trusting and passionate after all they have experienced in their lives.
Introduction to the New Marketing Manager
Hi. My name is Allan McDean. I am an Australian citizen with a background in corporate management. I am a longterm Shanghai resident, having arrived in 1994 on a 4-year work transfer and 26-years later I am still here, witnessing the extraordinary changes that have occurred in China over that time. I am joining the Heart to Heart team after spending 14-years in a volunteering/management role at an English-speaking crisis/helpline service here in Shanghai. I have a volunteering history that goes back more than 30-years starting in Australia delivering HIV prevention and education programs and client support services for people living with HIV and AIDS. What I learned from that experience, all those years ago, was that passionate, dedicated volunteers are the supporting structure of many organisations and with selﬂessness and camaraderie can achieve amazing results. H2H is well known to me and I know that it is driven by dedicated leadership and a group of passionate, hardworking volunteers. I look forward to becoming part of the team, being more involved and contributing to the work that the organisation has carried out since 2003.
I am joining the marketing and promotions team to continue to raise awareness of the important work that is being achieved and to support the volunteers by sending a message to the community that all H2H projects can only continue with ongoing community support and funding. After 16-years of operation there are well established campaigns and messages that work well. The role of the marketing and promotions team will be to continue that work and look at what we can do to improve, expand and invent new ways that H2H continues to be prominent throughout the community and achieves its goals.
I look forward to working with everybody at H2H. Allan
All of the Heart to Heart sponsored children are close to our hearts. Every now and then, however, there is a child whom you know will stay in your heart forever. That child finds a special place. One such child was in the hospital from June 10 until July 31 this year. She is Chen Xiaoai (H2H Child #1685), a 9 year old girl from Fujian province. When Chen Xiaoai was 2 months old, she was taken to Fuzhou Union Medical College Hospital for an examination since she had purple fingers. After testing, she was diagnosed with complex congenital heart disease – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She needed a series of 3 operations. In 2018, she had her first operation in Yoda Hospital. By 2020 she needed the second operation. There are five people in her family – grandparents, parents, a younger brother, and Chen Xiaoai. The grandparents are farmers. The mother looks after the children at home. The father works in a machinery factory in Putian and sends money home. Altogether the family makes around 30,000 yuan annually, but they owe 200,000 yuan from the first surgery and other emergencies. They couldn’t get a loan for this surgery. Heart to Heart got a generous donation from The Swiss Table (a group of Swiss businessmen in Shanghai) and the surgery was scheduled. She was able to have the 2nd surgery on June 23.
Yes, her story sounds like that of many other children. So why is she so precious to many of us? Maybe it was because she always seemed so brave and uncomplaining about her surgeries and life. Maybe it was her obvious intelligence. Maybe it was because her face always lit up when she saw you in the hall or playroom. Maybe it was because she was always wandering the halls trying to help you figure out where the other children were and what they needed. For instance, there were several times where she came to find me to tell me that a child had checked in and was sad because they had nothing to do or play with. She helped prepare backpacks of things to give them from the H2H assembly room and was so excited for them when they loved the gifts. Maybe it was the fun spirit she showed in the playroom. Maybe it was the fact that she actually came and helped with some of the group volunteering sessions. Or maybe it was none of these and she was just a super loveable child. Who knows? I just know that thoughts of her will stick with us for years to come. She is one of the embodiments of why we all volunteer. She is one of those children you want to lead her village, province or country in the future. We are proud to have contributed to saving her life.
It was a great honor when Karen told me I was chosen to be the next featured H2H sponsor in the newspaper. My family moved to China in the summer of 2018 for my husband’s work. In the winter of 2019, when I was volunteering at the British school with some other moms for a fundraiser, we raised enough money to sponsor one child for a heart surgery. Then I had the opportunity to tour the H2H office and got to know how the organization works. I was so impressed that all the money collected goes to the surgeries and none of the volunteers are receiving any salary – even the full-time volunteers. Right there I knew that this was the charity I wanted to be a part of.
I have three kids, two girls and one boy. To me, raising kids with empathy is more important than anything else in this self-centered world. I think the best way to teach them how to raise awareness is to do it myself by getting involved in charity work. Since then I try to make it to the assembly to sort clothes on Tuesday and I started to do fund raising among my family and friends. I asked my kids to help me to write fundraising paragraphs and to collage pictures so I can send them to people from my WeChat. They helped me count how much money we raised in each step and they even chipped in the little cash they got from doing their chores. And we all felt the joy together when we reached our goal. I shared the story of the sponsored child’s background with my kids. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to visit any of our sponsored children. They were either in school or we were not in Shanghai. One time, my younger daughter painted a rock and wrote “Believe in Yourself” on it. She hoped to bring a big smile to the little girl’s face and she surely did. The reward of knowing a child’s life is saved because of our fundraising is beyond happiness.
Giving is better than receiving. Thanks to H2H, I had the chance to share this with my kids during our short stay in Shanghai. We moved back to the US due to Covid-19 this summer. I will forever remember H2H and all those wonderful volunteers.
Hi everyone! My name is Grace Hsu and I am so glad to have connected with H2H earlier this year and to now be a part of the events team.
A little about myself – I moved to Shanghai at the end of 2016 from New York to be closer to my sister, Angela, and to have an experience outside of my comfort zone. The first year was not easy and I had a difficult time adjusting to a new life away from home and friends, but thankfully I started meeting really great people and got two sweet little doggies. Now I am loving Shanghai and its energy! I work from home right now for an IT company. It is great and I get to spend a lot of time with my dogs, but I do miss office banters a lot!
I have watched my sister lead numerous small & large events for USC alumni and know the amount of work that everyone puts in each time an event is about to take place. It is certainly not an easy task, but with the right team and dedication, it was always a success! USC has worked with H2H before and made donations, which is how I learned about H2H and became interested later on in helping with H2H events. I have been a project manager for many years, but it is my first time being involved in events management. Karen, Harrison and team are beyond amazing and it is so touching to see many passionate people working hard at saving children’s lives. I am hoping to become a sponsor one day and see the bright and healthy smiles on sponsored children’s faces. Thank you for everything H2H!! 大家好！我是Grace Hsu，非常高兴在今年早些时候了解到上海心连心，现在成为这个大家庭中的一员。
New Assembly Volunteers Angela Stanton Mags Gallagher Natalie Savelyeva Nikki VanDerMerive Saira Atif Veronique Deschenes Yantri Dewi
New Events Volunteers Allen Zhang Angela Stanton Liz Xue Luis Diaz Nancy Cheng Ratna Lim
New Knitting and Sewing Volunteers Cheng Zhang Lorena Letelier Nancy Cheng
New Speech Team Volunteers Helen Anderson Luis Diaz Marie Murphy Mei Kang Nancy Kong Xu Hua
New Playroom Volunteers Aditi Dadwal Anelya Temirbulatova Ava Romanelli Dila Karababa Fenya Lyn Walter Jaqueline Borchert Jeslin Wang Xinhui Pan
New School Team Volunteers Charlotte McLuskie
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General Information: Karen Carrington firstname.lastname@example.org Admin: Karen Carrington, Kyle Lamirande, Mei Kang Assembly Director: DJ Wizniak email@example.com Assembly Team Backup: Nodlaig Stoddart Assembly Team Correspondence: Cristina Buron Pust Chinese Language Communication Manager: Kai Tsou Chinese Language Communication Team: Cheng Zhang, Mei Kang & Yen-ling von Meister CSR and Group Volunteering Manager: Bev Darle firstname.lastname@example.org CSR and Group Volunteering Team: DJ Wizniak, Karen Carrington Donations (New and Gently Used Goods): DJ Wizniak & Nodlaig Stoddart email@example.com Events Manager: Harrison Carter firstname.lastname@example.org Events Team Mgmt Back-up/Assistant: Grace Hsu Events Team On-site Manager: recruiting Events Set-up Team: Ingrid Dupper & Steve Thorn Executive Director: Karen Carrington email@example.com Field Trips: Karen Carrington firstname.lastname@example.org Finance Director: Zhang Xiaoguang Finance Team: Amy Lu and Shao Han email@example.com Knitting Manager: Helen Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Counsel/Director: Zhang Qi Media and Marketing Manager: Allan McDean Media and Marketing Backup: Jenny Hua Media & Marketing Team: Abi Chin, Ann Chen, April Chiasson, April Shi, Cristina Buron Pust, DJ Wizniak, Karen Carrington, Mei Kang, Mohana Gnanasekaran, Nancy Kong, Neon Lee, Patrick Zhang, Steve Lee, Steve Thorn, Titian Rono & Yunfan Xia Minhang Coordinator: recruiting New Volunteer Coordinators: Anh Ly Moellers (new application processing), Ross Abantao (orientations and activations), Marie Murphy (backup for orientations and activations), Karen Carrington (knitters and sewers) email@example.com Newsletter: Debi Carter & Ana Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter Proofreader: Karen Carrington On-line Projects Manager: Nancy Kong Playroom Manager: Cristina Buron Pust Project Management: Abi Chin & April Shi Rural Library/Sporting Equipment Sponsorship: Karen Carrington email@example.com School Liaison Management Team: Qingqing Zhou firstname.lastname@example.org School Team: Charlotte McLuskie, Helen Jiao, Kate Bayles & Melody Huang Sewing Team Manger: Ingrid Dupper Sewing Team Manager Backup: Marie Blossier Sponsorship & Hospital Visits Managers: Karen Carrington email@example.com Sponsorship & Hospital Visits Team: DJ Wizniak, Helen Anderson, Mei Kang, Nancy Kong, & Steve Lee Webmasters: Jung-Woo Lee (website), Eric Wang (database), Frank Song (database maintenance for the new database being built), Karen Carrington (content) Website Pictures (remote): Lenel Roux WeChat Account: Mei Kang WeChat Account Backup: Kai Tsou
YODA Cardio Thoracic HOSPITAL
Address: No. 218 Long Cao Road, Xuhui district, 200235 Shanghai 医院地址:上海市徐汇区龙漕路218号
Metro Directions: – Line 3 & 12 “Long Cao Road Station” – Exit 4 – Turn left (it is the next building) – Line 1 & 12 “Cao Bao Road Station” – Exit 4 from the SOUTH platform – Turn right 8 minutes walk (it will be on your right)
Bus Routes: – Bus 50 (Caohejing Road stop or N Caoxi Rd, E Tainlin Road stop) – Bus 111 (Long Wu Road -Longcao Road stop) – Bus 120 (Longcao Road stop)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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).