May 8, 2013

Clinton Global Initiative

We are thrilled to announce that Hands to Hearts International was chosen for a complimentary membership in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).  This is a very big deal, in the non-profit world this is like winning an Oscar!  There are very few complimentary memberships given per year, and you can only apply by invitation. Normal cost of membership starts at $20,000.

CGI was created by President Clinton in an effort to gather together hundreds of leaders from the business and government sectors, leading foundations, and civil society and support them in joining resources -- finances, organizational capacity, governmental powers, and innovative ideas -- to ensure that powerful ideas turn into real actions!
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The world's largest agencies (World Health Org., UNICEF, etc...), governments and researchers from the most prestigious universities in the world (Harvard, Yale, Columbia...) have all begun to recognize the power of investing in early childhood development. It was just published in the Lancet Journal that the most important component foundation for child health and therefore a lifetime of health is, "A stable and engaged family environment in which parents show interest and encourage their child's development and learning..." (Read article)

HHI is happy to offer our program model as a solution for global health!

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Give today to ensure a healthy future for our world's most vulnerable children.

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News & Updates:


  Trot for Tots 

- Join Us!  - July 20th, in Portland

  - 5k/10k fun run, walk and stroller push to benefit HHI

   - Details here.  Register here.  Facebook Event.


  • Get at 10% off if you register by this Monday! Use MOTHERDAY10 for the 10k, or MOTHERDAY5 for the 5k.


Welcoming New Advisors!

Coralie Turbit is guiding HHI with 40+ years of professional expertise in international development with a specialty in organizational management. 

Elizabeth Nelson offers HHI expertise in research, with an EdD from Harvard University, she is a specialist in early childhood trauma and maternal/infant stress.

Read their full bios here.



​See all the pictures from our recent project in Swaziland.

HHI is working there in collaboration with the Bantwana Initiative, and working with the Ministry of Education & Training to create a new preschool teacher training program.



This Mother's Day - give a gift that gives back!


Did you know that it only costs $20 to sponsor a mother in rural India to participate in a 2-day HHI training?  This year make your Mother's Day gifts count.  

Shop at HHI's store and purchase a Baby Massage DVD, an Honor Card sent with a special note to a mother or woman you love, or a great tee.


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