You know how much your kids look forward to Valentine’s Day… The classroom parties, the cards, the chocolates and a chance to tell everyone how much they love like them. Did you know that there are heartful ways to recognize this day as well? …and why not get your kids involve in the process!


Free the Children “BEE My Valentine” Campaign focuses on helping local mamas from developing communities in their bee-keeping and honey harvesting efforts as a means of providing an alternative income for their families. Gifts range from $25 to support the formation of a women’s bee-keeping group, $50 to fund a mama’s honey-harvesting supplies for a year so she can provide for her family or $500 to start a mama’s new bee-keeping business, complete with materials and training. Visit Bee My Valentine – Free the Children  for more information.


Me to We Artisans has a new limited-edition Share the Love Collection of accessories handcrafted by women in Free The Children countries. Inspired by love, the jewellery ranges form $18.99 to $149.99. Visit the site at Me to We – Share The Love Collection
to order. 
Sick Kids Get Better Gifts offers a few ways to donate. You can contribute to their funds to purchase craft supplies ($20) for children who are spending time in the hospital so they can make their own special holiday crafts… especially when they know their friends are back at school sharing marshmallow hearts! You could also give a donation to support a 30 Days on Heart Saturation Monitor ($40) which help monitor a patient’s heart and ease some worries for the parents and caregivers. Visit their website at for more information and ways to give. 
Remember to Share the Love! Happy Heart Day!


  • Erin Little

    Oooh. That sent me off on an internet road trip that lasted 20 minutes! I almost forgot to comment. I was checking out the family volutour trips to Kenya. I love Me to We and Free the Children. The Kieburger brothers are so inspiring.

  • Tracey

    Good ideas, Sonya! A nice spin on the regular stuff, that benefit others – good!!

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