By Heather ...

Where there is faith, there is love;
Where there is love, there is peace;
Where there is peace, there is God;
And where there is God; there is no need.

I love this quote by Leo Tolstoy. It describes the heart behind all that Heartline Ministries does in Haiti. Did you know that because Heartline operates on so much volunteer ministry that 90% of what you give is spent on the ground in Haiti?

Amy and Heather are running the Topeka to Auburn half marathon (January 21, 2012) again this year to provide housing for one year to a young Haitian mother. It is amazing to know that for $800-$1,000 dollars we could provide a home to a mother like this one http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/2011/11/hold-me-god.html This half marathon is the one in our area that is always nearest the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The day of the half marathon is most likely going to be cold and windy and, as always, very hilly, but last year none of that mattered. It was an amazing experience to run knowing that it meant money was heading toward giving babies and families in Haiti the best start possible in life. And that it was going not to just deal with the orphan crisis but to prevent it.

Please consider donating any amount by using the Chip-In widget on this page. This insures that your donation goes straight to Heartline. If each friend of mine on facebook donated just $5 we would be providing housing for a year to 3 young mothers. The cost of one grande vanilla mocha could combine with others to give a young mother and her baby a place to live safely for an entire year.

Thank you for your consideration,

Heather and Amy


  1. I fell in love with 5ks and half marathons this year. What a wonderful idea to use it to raise money for Heartline. I went to Haiti in June to volunteer with Heartline for a week this past year with my church. I LOVE this organization and all that it stands for. Many blessings. Kim Campbell

  2. Also, if anyone would like this to be a Christmas gift...I have made cards to give as gifts that show you gave a gift of support to Haitian women in the recipients name. Just send me a message at tag_imnida@hotmail.com if you contributed and would like such a card. I'd be happy to send you one!
    Heather Maiorano

  3. I donated $10 but it isn't showing up in the chip thing. Can you please confirm that it was deposited? Thanks.

  4. Do you know why the Chip In meter isn't registering donations?

  5. I've gotten a hold of Tara and will work on that! Thanks for the heads up.

  6. OK, got the scoop. This glitch is a first. Your donations are going to Heartline, but Chip-In is not registering them for some reason. Tara is working on it and will try to fix it asap, but know that if you push the button it is going to Heartline in the amount you sent. Sorry! And THANK YOU so much! If you would like to check back in a few days, I will make sure and post in the comments here and on my facebook profile when it's working properly.

  7. Chip-In tech support is not responding, but we know that Heartline IS getting your donations and the donors ARE getting receipts! Don't hesitate to give just because the meter doesn't work! Merry Christmas!!!