Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Dear Heart Friends:

Happy New Year! It's out with the old and in with the new, but before we go, I have so many things to be thankful for and I'm going to share some of those things here.

Hearts Unite the Globe

Hearts Unite the Globe: A Nonprofit Organization for the Congenital Heart Defect Community finally received 501(c)(3) status! That was the best news of 2014 for Baby Hearts Press. Baby Hearts Press has been the key sponsor of Hearts Unite the Globe (or HUG) but it was really starting to drain our small publishing company to continue to fund HUG.

Hearts Unite the Globe has had a rebirth with its new status. The Board is excited by what the new status means for what it can do regarding applying for grants and furthering the mission and vision of the organization.

"Heart to Heart with Anna" was born in late 2013 -- the first radio show completely devoted to the congenital heart defect community. The radio show allowed HUG to move forward with its vision and mission of empowering the congenital heart defect community. While Baby Hearts Press sponsored the first season of the show, a pair of amazing sisters created a fundraiser so the show could continue.

Jessica and Amy Cowin created the fundraiser to continue "Heart to Heart with Anna." Thanks to the generosity of many listeners and donors enough money was raised for the show to continue for another year, if we moved to BlogTalkRadio. 

In the first week of 2015 we will complete the third season of "Heart to Heart with Anna" and take a brief hiatus. Then we'll be back to start Season Four: Stories from the Trenches. It should be an interesting season with stories about many different aspects of living with congenital heart defects.

Baby Hearts Press is hoping to put out at least one new book this year. We'll keep you apprised of how that is going. Thanks for being a follower. Please share this blog with others!

We wish all of you a very Happy New Year!