FRIENDS FILL HEARTS CAMPAIGN

$11,440 of $50k goal

Raised by 62 people in 11 months
Marc Castelo
for Enduring Hearts Inc
 MARIETTA, GA
1 in 4 children receiving a heart transplant will need another within the first 5 years.  Enduring Hearts works every day to better these odds and improve the lives of heart transplant families.  Now, in an effort to raise funding, awareness, and the spirits of families, Enduring Hearts and Always Saturday  are teaming up to fill the hearts of 500 heart transplant kids across the country with a songbook called "The Moose & the Golden Spike" featuring Zac Brown Band singer-songwriter and storyteller, John Driskell Hopkins.

Watch sample video of John's book narration here:

We believe stories and songs have the power to impact a child's life.  We hope you'll join us!

Listen to a sample of the songs included with the book.

SONGBOOK GIVING OPTIONS

GENERAL DONATION
Join our campaign with a contribution of $1+ to Enduring Hearts and receive campaign news updates.

"GET-A-GIFT"
$25 Donation to Enduring Hearts
Receive “The Moose & the Golden Spike” songbook benefiting Enduring Hearts.

$50 Donation to Enduring Hearts
Receive songbook and Junction the Moose plush toy.

$100 Donation to Enduring Hearts
Receive songbook, plush toy + Junction the Moose kids’ tee, designed by storybook illustrator, Dr. Chris Bassett (gift pack).

"GIVE-A-GIFT"
$75 Donation to Enduring Hearts - "Give 1 Gift Pack"
Fill the heart of transplant kid with your personalized gift pack. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

$350 Donation to Enduring Hearts- "Give 5 Gift Pack"
Fill the hearts of 5 transplant kids with your personalized gift packs. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

$700 Donation to Enduring Hearts- "Give 10 Gift Pack"
Fill the hearts of 10 transplant kids with your personalized gift packs. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

"GIVE-&-GET"
$150 Donation to Enduring Hearts- "Give 1 Gift Pack"
Receive a songbook gift pack and fill the heart of transplant kid with your personalized gift pack. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

$400 Donation to Enduring Hearts - "Give 5 Gift Pack"
Receive a songbook gift pack and fill the hearts of 5 transplant kids with your personalized gift packs. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

$750 Donation to Enduring Hearts - "Give 10 Gift Pack"
Receive a songbook gift pack and fill the hearts of 10 transplant kids with your personalized gift packs. Includes songbook, Junction the Moose plush toy, kids' tee, and note of inspiration from your family or organization.

"GIVE-&-GET-GOLF"
$2000 Donation to Enduring Hearts (DONATED by WPG Financial)
Receive storybook, plush toy, kids’ tee, + (4) VIP Passes to the 2016 Enduring Hearts & Erik Compton Charity Golf Tournament.

SPONSOR A ZAC BROWN BAND VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE FOR A HEART TRANSPLANT FAMILY!
$2000 Donation to Enduring Hearts (DONATED by Idealease)

Package includes 4 concert tickets, early arrival-backstage tour with John Driskell Hopkins, and a signed Zac Brown Band poster for the sponsored family. Give an unforgettable gift to uplift the spirits of a family!

Our GoFundMe campaign goal of $50,000 will be donated directly to Enduring Hearts and used to cover costs related to and including:

· Production and printing of 2,500 48-page, full color, hardcover songbooks to be donated and to benefit Enduring Hearts.

· Songbook illustration and book design

· Songbook soundtrack production (5 songs and narrated story track)

· Production of 500 "Junction the Moose" plush toys to be donated to transplant recipient kids across the country

· Production of 500 "Junction the Moose" kids tees to be donated to transplant recipient kids across the country

· Delivery of 500 songbook gift packs (songbook, kids' tee, plush toy, and personal note of inspiration) to transplant recipient kids across the country

· Production of our Friends Fill Hearts campaign promotional video.

Enduring Hearts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding life-saving research for pediatric heart transplant recipients.  All funding beyond the production of our songbook will benefit Enduring Hearts for as long as our songbooks are donated and sold.

Please help us reach our GoFundMe goal by donating to our campaign or sharing it with a friend.

THANK YOU!!

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Update 11
Posted by Marc Castelo
28 days ago
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Also - VERY late, (our apologies), but the John Driskell Hopkins Christmas show netted a grand total of $2,280.64 in proceeds to Enduring Hearts!! Thank you to Hop, Bird Hoffman for donating the Silent Auction items, and all the fans that made this possible!! We couldn't do it without you!
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Update 10
Posted by Marc Castelo
2 months ago
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We are going to be participating in the Kids at Heart Picnic on February 4th, with hundreds of heart transplant recipients and their families in attendance from around the Southeast! This campaign will help us distribute books to these children who have overcome significant adversity. Our illustrator, Dr. Chris Bassett will be there doing drawings of the kids! Thanks for supporting this campaign so we can help bring joy to these children and families! We <3 you, and couldn't do this work without you!
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Update 9
Posted by Marc Castelo
3 months ago
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Happy Holidays everyone! For those of you around Atlanta, our friend John Driskell Hopkins is teaming up with the ATL Pops Orchestra for a Christmas dinner-concert this Sunday, 12/18 at The Vista Room in Decatur. A portion of proceeds will benefit our Friends Fill Hearts campaign for Enduring Hearts, so please join us for a very special holiday evening!
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Update 8
Posted by Marc Castelo
5 months ago
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Good news! Enduring Hearts' President Ankur Chatterjee personally helped us deliver our first 100 gift packs to Friends Fill Hearts families at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. It was an incredible day sharing songbooks and the Enduring Hearts' mission.

Our goal is to deliver 400 more songbooks to Pediatric Heart Transplant Centers around the country and reach our goal of #500hearts, but to do this we need your help. We hope you'll share our campaign and please consider having your business or organization sponsor one of our future Children's Hospital visits. To learn more, just email us at contact@alwayssaturday.

Thank you everyone!
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$11,440 of $50k goal

Raised by 62 people in 11 months
Created April 26, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Enduring Hearts Inc
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Marietta, GA
EIN: 462665745
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EG
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Elizabeth Garland
15 days ago
SG
$25
Smith Groeninger
1 month ago
FM
$200
Fred MacLean
2 months ago

Marc, et. al., Good luck with the event. As always, great work and a great cause. Sincerely, Fred

RM
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Rachel McDurmon
3 months ago
RM
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Rachel McDurmon
3 months ago
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Andrew Sama
4 months ago
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Fred MacLean
4 months ago

Marc, Ankur and Dan, Good luck with the Friends Fill Hearts Campaign. Great cause.

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