Building values and self-esteem in kids and teens.
Who is Deeds From the Heart & What do we do?
Deeds From The Heart works with families who have children aged 4-12 and helps them in building character, confidence and self-esteem on a daily basis in their kids.
Today’s children are living in their own bubble, unaware of the world around them. They tend to sit on a couch or in their bedroom texting on their phone, playing video games on their iPad or computer, and using an Xbox for hours on end. Girls yearn to look like models in magazines and boys who are not in sports feel left out. On top of this, today’s children feel “entitled” and are “enabled” by the people who love them the most. This is not a rosy picture.
Deeds From The Heart is the one organization that can get you and your children beyond all of this so they can grow feeling confident and great about themselves.
When kids have confidence, they make better decisions for themselves and move in a positive direction.
The bedrock of our program has always been social action. Research has shown that kids who engage in social action, tend:
What a great group you have and what a beautiful gift you have given to these children. I’m sure you know that you have forever transformed them to see others from a higher perspective. To learn the gift of giving and the power of a wish are priceless lessons that will bless these children throughout their lives. What an amazing investment you have made in these children and their families.
Alex Cano, Community Events Manager, Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, Inc.
My children and I participated in Deeds From The Heart events for several years. The each event gave the kids an opportunity to do something for others……it helped them to see and understand how lucky they are and how it is important to reach out and help other people.
Susan Chortek Weisman
Deeds From the Heart is a must for any family that wants to provide their kids the gift of compassion and tolerance. Every program we participated in provided a unique and memorable learning experience that I could not have exposed them to without this wonderful program.
We love Deeds from the heart because it teaches kids to appreciate and value other people’s lives, as well as theirs. It teaches compassion, tolerance, and appreciation for important things in life.
Deeds from the Heart has taught me many things that I will carry on for the rest of my life! We learned about different people and the issues they have. For example, we met people who were disabled and talked to someone who was burned but survived which was inspiring. I also learned about working with others to create fundraisers. This program has taught me to be grateful for what I have. For example, Deeds from the Heart raised $5,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation to make a sick boy’s dream come true. His dream was to go to Disneyland with his family and we were able to make that possible for him. He was so grateful and seeing the look on his face was so special! My favorite thing we have done is giving back to the community. It is amazing to give back and see the impact you have made in someone’s life!
Deeds from the heart has benefited my family and I in many different ways. It has taught us that it is very important to volunteer and spend time with the elderly. We have volunteered at a food pantry and spent time at various senior centers. In Deeds From the Heart, we have also helped children in need. Overall, this program is a great way to help people in need, spend time with people at senior centers, and deliver food to people who especially need it.
Deeds From The Heart is one of the best things I did for my kids. It gave them compassion, confidence, and personal growth. I highly recommend it.
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I want to wish this beautiful community a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! We have so much to be thankful for, including health, brains, friends, family, the environment and living in the USA!!!
I was reading the newspaper, like always do in the morning, and came across an article that caused me to say OMG!!! The title: The ART OF The TABLE. Ok, one would think its about decorating the table, but no. It is about teaching etiquette regarding the Thanksgiving meal to high school students in South Carolina. For the last 16 years, the history teacher has taught her students how to eat a proper Thanksgiving meal. Really?
The article went on to say, that good manners at the table is as antiquated as the rotary telephone. It is not just about setting the table, making it beautiful and not using a phone, it is also about being “respectful” to others. Coming prepared to speak to young people at the table and involving everyone in conversation. Yet, the teacher, shows students how to put a napkin on there lap, chew with their mouths closed, and not come with chewing gum to the table. Didn’t we learn all this growing up?
In August, The Pew Research Center published a study of American attitudes towards the use of cell phones. The findings: 92% of Americans, say they rarely or never turn them off and 88% said that it wasn’t okay to use them at the table. That said, the teacher has found while some students grow up knowing about the finer etiquette of dining, others rarely eat together, even at Thanksgiving. Now, that is the saddest finding of all.
Happy Thanksgiving to All! Just please make sure, your table is engaging and respectful for everyone!! I am very thankful for you!!!! ... See MoreSee Less