We have a special tradition at Fill a Heart 4 Kids...all because of a foster child  named Frankie.  Every morning when Frankie opened his eyes, the first thing he saw was a big red and pink heart with a simple message ~ Happy Valentine's Day!!! I LOVE YOU! Love, Annie xo 


One day Annie came to visit the kids at this group home... she was so surprised when she saw the big, red heart she made six years earlier! Frankie told Annie, "I taped your card on my wall because when I wake up every day, I know a mom loves me. You're like my mom!"


From that moment on, Annie, made a promise that handmade cards would go all "We Care" packages so that each child knew how much they are loved and valued.

Fill a Heart 4 Kids™, makes over 16,000 handmade cards for children living without families every year. 



Fill a Heart 4 Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We hand deliver each gift to ensure that orphans and homeless youth receive your gifts.

NEW LOCATION: 270 Market Square Lake Forest, IL 60045

Please mail check donations to - Fill a Heart 4 Kids, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or you can make a donation online.
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*There are over 120,000 orphans in America, while another 400,000 children live without permanent families (HHS; AFCARS).

 An estimated 1.3 million youths are struggling to survive without consistent food or shelter or any support from family (Government Data 2017).


To protect the privacy of the children we serve, their names are always changed.

Our stories are based on true events.

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