FRIENDS FILL HEARTS CAMPAIGN

$11,120 of $50k goal

Raised by 57 people in 7 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 8
Posted by Marc Castelo
1 month ago
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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Update 7
Posted by Marc Castelo
2 months ago
I sent these song lyrics to Donny Todd a while back and he replied with this first, beautiful take for Enduring Hearts... Hope you like it and share where you can.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g67nfiCiCsk&sns=tw
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Update 6
Posted by Marc Castelo
3 months ago
Our first shipment of songbooks has arrived! Can't wait to share these with family and friends. Thanks to all of our campaign contributors for making this month's $10K Delivery Day possible!
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Update 5
Posted by Marc Castelo
5 months ago
Hey everyone,
Tomorrow night, Idealease Inc, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and John Driskell Hopkins will give a very special kid, a very special Zac Brown Band concert experience.

Thanks to this contribution by Idealease, we're now planning delivery of our first 100 songbooks!

Thank you all for helping make this happen!
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$11,120 of $50k goal

Raised by 57 people in 7 months
Created April 26, 2016
All funds raised go directly to:
Enduring Hearts Inc
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Marietta, GA
Tax ID: 462665745
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Andrew Sama
1 month ago
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$350
Fred MacLean
1 month ago

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

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$25
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2 months ago
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Kris A Johnston
2 months ago

Hope this helps!

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