Art 2 Heart's Fall Friendzy Fundraiser 2017

Nov 2017  - A message from Lori Westling, Art 2 Heart Founder and Executive Director

It's time to wear cozy sweaters and stock up on hot cocoa -- which means it's time for Art 2 Heart's Fall Friendzy fundraiser!  Your financial support pays the rent and utilities -- enabling us to donate 100% of the profits from product sales to the ministries we hold so dear.

Lori Westling is Founder and Executive Director of Art2Heart in Hamel MNThirteen years ago, God placed on my heart the idea for Art 2 Heart: Use art to reach hearts. At the time, I didn't even imagine all that He would make it become through our many talented, faithful volunteers. It's amazing!

Now I invite YOU to come alongside our 40+ dedicated volunteers and take an active part in the work God is doing through Art 2 Heart -- with your prayers and financial support. All donations are tax deductible and 100% invested into this all-volunteer ministry.

2017 Highlights
A) Part of the original vision was that Art 2 Heart would provide a 'gathering place' -- a welcoming space for people of all ages to join their hearts and hands to make a diffence in the world. So, I was very excited when Molly Haglin, who leads our HEartReach initiative, followed God's leading to expand our ministry this year by opening a space next to our Gift Shop called Wonderfully Made. With the help of many volunteers, we are now offering creative classes, Bible studies, special speakers, and opportunities to gather in this new space.

B) Our team has focused this year producing designs and product orders for the women's cooperatives in Ethiopia and Peru; growing our relationship with the Mama's Happy retail stores; creating products for our gift shop; and, currently, preparing for a busy Christmas season.

C) Our volunteers joyfully do all of this work so that we can continue to make a difference near and far -- as all the profits from product sales are invested in minstry work. Below are listed the organizations with which we had the privilege to partner in 2017, and the minstry work we supported through them.

  • Stories Foundation (MN) - Educate about and stop human trafficking
  • Beauty for Ashes Uganda (Africa) - Empower women and educate children
  • Timber Bay (MN) - Provide long-term mentors for struggling yourth
  • Mercy Orphanage (India) - Provide shelter and schooling for underprivileged youth
  • Homes of Hope (Fiji) - Provide shelter and help for victims of human trafficking
  • My Father's House (MN) - Provide outreach to men fighting addiction
  • Kids Inspiring Kids (Uganda) - Shelter and educate women and children
  • Samaritan's Purse - Provide first response hurricane relief
  • YWAM (MN) - Coordinate local food shelf outreach
  • CRU (MN) - Reach college students with the Gospel
  • Robbinsdale Women's Center (MN) - Stop abortions
  • Free the Kids (Haiti) - Shelter and educate orphans
  • Grace International World Outreach (Vietnam, Peru) - Provide shelter and education for homeless/orphans
  • Peruvian Partners (Flores de Villa, Peru) - Support Medical Post and outreaches
  • Mobile Hope (MN) - Create a culture of hope and achievement in mobile home communities

Please join us today in making a difference for the Kingdom. Mail your check made out to Art 2 Heart to the address below, or donate via PayPal.

THANK YOU for your support of Art 2 Heart!

Art 2 Heart is pleased to support Beauty for Ashes Uganda
At Beauty for Ashes Uganda, mamas in Uganda are learning their identity in Christ, in addition to acquiring literacy and other basic skills. Please help Art 2 Heart support this wonderful ministry with your financial support in 2017.

Art 2 Heart is a volunteer run, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Donate via the button below.

Art 2 Heart invests 100% of profits in Ministry initiatives worldwide.