The Heart Project: American Heart Association Fundraiser

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The Heart Project Fundraiser update for the 2012 summer:

The Heart Project ebook is available once again for the month of July to raise funds for the American Heart Association!

[Sponsorship information listed below does not apply to ebook sold during the month of July.
The printed version of The Heart Book is not currently available.]

 Thanks for supporting Ellie and the The Heart Project! Truly appreciated!


Welcome to The Heart Project!

The Heart Project is a collaborative project to raise funds for the American Heart Association [AHA] and to support my husband’s cousin, Ellie [read about her story].

70+ bloggers have collaborated together to bring you a beautiful book of heart projects! The book includes 100+ projects in it that are heart-related and kid-related. Whether they’re made by the kids, for the kids or about the kids. There’s projects to create, cook, play with and display in your home!

By making a donation to the AHA, you will receive this amazing collection of photographed heart projects from bloggers all over the world! We hope you will join all of us in our efforts to raise $1000 $2,000 by Valentine’s Day for the AHA!

[The eBook has links of almost all of the heart projects to a tutorial on the blog that contributed it to the book! There is a collective index in the back as well for those that are purchasing the printed version to check out each of the blogs in the book.]

A sneak peak of what’s in the book:
Make a donation of $5 to the American Heart Association
and receive The Heart Project ebook as a free gift!
US $5.00 Donation to AHA
Add to Cart
US $20.00
Order the Printed Version
[not currently available]
[$5 of every sale of the
printed book will go to the AHA]


The printed version of “The Heart Book” is8.5 x 8.5″, full color, paperback. Five dollars (US $5) of every book sold will be donated to the American Heart Association! The book is only available for donation through the month of February, so hurry! showing the love

Bonus donation! For every book sold, is donating $1! That means in addition to your $5 donation by purchasing the The Heart Book, will donate another $1 on your behalf [up to $500!]

Please hop on over the Facebook page and tell them a BIG THANK YOU for being so generous!

If you’d rather just donate without receiving the book, we’d love for you do so!
In addition to the book, we’re raising funds for the AHA in several other ways too!
♥  All proceeds of each auction will go to the AHA  

View all fundraiser auctions here

Melissa & Doug - 4 Trunki with Teddy Bear Auctions!

  1. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  2. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  3. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  4. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10

Fudoo Boards -3 Fudoo Board Kits for Auction!

  1. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10
  2. Fudoo Board Kit,ends Feb 10
  3. Fudoo Board Kit,ends Feb 10

Giveaways are going to be happening every day from now until the 14th! There’s more than one some days, so be sure to check them all out! These giveaways are from The Heart Project Contributing Bloggers who are very generously donating their projects [from The Heart Book!], or something related to their heart project.

There are also a couple special giveawaysfrom Melissa & Doug, Fudoo Boards and!

Be sure to check back each day to enter that day’s giveaways!


The Heart Project Contributing Bloggers
Each of the following bloggers have contributed a project to The Heart Book.
Let’s tell them all Thank you!

hands on : as we grow
A Little Learning for Two   Among Many Blessings
Angelique Felix
At Home with Ali   Broken Treasures
Busy at Home
Busy Kids Happy Mom   Carrie Saindon’s Photo Journey
Child Central Station
Classified: Mom   Classroom Magic
Creative with Kids
Creativity My Passion   Critters and Crayons
De Tout et de Rien
Dilly-Dali Art   Dinosaurs & Octopuses
Excited 2 Learn
Hand Over the Cookies   Handprint & Footprint Art
Happy Hooligans
Heart Journey   Imagination Soup
Jamie’s Jumble
Kitchen Counter Chronicles   Kreative Resources
Let Kids Create
Little Illuminationss   Living Montessori Now
Loudness of the Lambs
Love and Lollipops   Mama, hocemo nesto da pravimo
Mama Pea Pod
Mama Smiles   MemeTales
Messy Kids
Mindful Meanderings   Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Mommy Labs
Mommy Perks   Mum Paints Lives
Mummy Mummy Mum
My Creative Family   NurtureStore
One Artsy Mama
Peace Love & Rainbows   Play Dr Mom
Putti Prapancha
Rainbows within Reach   Reading Confetti
Ready. Set. Read!
Red Ted Art   Sense of Wonder
Share & Remember
Stacy Molter   Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
Teach Preschool
The Artful Child   The Chocolate Muffin Tree
The Craft Barn
The Educators’ Spin on It   The Golden Gleam
The Imagination Tree
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife   The Joy of My Life
The Kids Fun Review
The Outlaw Mom Blog   The Preschool Toolbox
The Seeds Network
Toddler Approved

jamie @ hands on : as we grow
Henry is 3 years. George is 1 year.

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  1. Zina :: Let's Lasso the Moon says

    What a lovely project you've pulled together. I grabbed a photo of that adorable Ellie Jo pin on The Parent Watercooler board on Pinterest:

    I really hope it goes viral and y'all meet your goal of being able to donate $1K. This eBook is very inspiring. Thank you for reminding me of all the good things people can do with their day, effort, blog, and love.

  2. Jennifer says

    I've been unable to purchase (have tried several times yesterday and today). Is there something wrong with the shopping feature? It's not my card – I'm so excited to get this and it seems like a great cause!

  3. Jamie @ hands on : as we grow says

    @Jennifer – credit cards aren't working right now on the ebook for some reason. I'm in the midst of getting it worked out. PayPal option works for the book. Sorry about that! I'll let you know when I do get the CC's working!

  4. Victoria ObSEUSSed says

    You did a wonderful job compiling everything. I just downloaded the book and can't wait to try some crafts this week. I love that you are working with the AHA too. What a great organization and cause. I'm glad I found out about it all through the twitter party today. Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

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