The Hearts Of Steel Foundation has several main goals & objectives to achieve in the next one to three years:
GOAL 1: To raise money through the generosity of donors.
A. Host an annual fundraising gala to raise large donations.
B. Apply for grants & other available funding from other sources.
C. Accept private funding & donations.
GOAL 2: To use raised funds for financial support to families suffering from CHD.
A. Provide an application process for cardiac families to request bill pay, travel expenses, lodging expenses, clothing necessities or childcare costs in the event of a medical hardship.
B. Receive proof of hardship for approval.
C. Board members will vote to approve all applications before financial requests will be granted.
D. Once approved, families will receive appropriate financial grants & support for a pre-determined amount of time OR as a one-time gift.
GOAL 3: Create awareness in the medical & public communities about Congenital Heart Defects.
A. Create a presentation that can be easily shown at clinics, schools, conferences, & any other venue that would allow viewing of the information about Congenital Heart Defects.
B. Consistently updating the Hearts of Steel website to have completely updated information on CHD, to include: news, events, available research, medical facilities that can aid in care of cardiac patients, medication information & links to other publications.
C. Create a quarterly newsletter to send out via e-mail, or mail to local businesses & donors so they can see recent awareness material.
D. Attend & participate in conferences so that we can share our organizational information.