Survival Kits

Survival Kits

Hershey Hearts has a program that provides Survival Kits to families when their child is receiving treatment at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. These tote bags printed with the “heart in hand” design are filled with many items to help a family during what can be a very emotionally and financially stressful time. They are an important way for Hershey Hearts to support and help families of children with heart disease. Donations and sponsorships for the Survival Kits are always appreciated. Individuals may sponsor a bag for $20 which includes a filled tote bag, coupons for free meals in the hospital cafeteria and a note letting the recipient know who the donation was made in honor of.

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Formed in 1996 in association with the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Hershey Hearts is a support group for parents, siblings and other family members of children who have been touched by congenital heart disease.
Our group presently meets several times a year to provide support, advice and instruction for these families.
The group’s strength is drawn from the experiences of its members as well as the involvement of the physicians, nurses, technicians and social workers who provide care at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Board Member positions are available for Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These positions are open only to current Hershey Hearts members.
Board Member positions are available for Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These positions are open only to current Hershey Hearts members.
Volunteers are needed to help run Family Meals each quarter. Volunteer will provide a meal to patients’ families (you will be reimbursed by Hershey Hearts) and talk with parents and answer any questions they may have to the best of your ability.

“Volunteers are needed for a Fundraising/Event Committee. Members of this committee will plan, coordinate and execute fundraisers and events for Hershey Hearts. Attendance at monthly board meetings is not mandatory.”

Visitation Programs

Visitation Program

Hershey Hearts has a program to provide support on a weekly basis to families who have a child receiving in-patient care through one-on-one visitation or telephone contact. Our volunteers are parents who also have a child with congenital heart disease. Families genuinely appreciate having someone that can relate to their struggles, lend a listening ear and provide words of encouragement. This program touches both the volunteers and the patients’ families with whom they visit. To meet with one of our volunteers, to become a volunteer or for more information about the visitation program, please send an email to info@hersheyhearts.org. A member will reply as soon as possible.

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