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News & Announcements:
We are looking for donations to send to Ghana!
We will be sending all of our supplies at the end of March and are still looking for the following:
Gently used to new:
- Bath and Hand Towels
- Recorders and Other Small Musical Instruments
- Pencils and pens
- Coloring books and coloring pencils
- Children’s Multivitamins
- Underwear, socks, and undershirts for boys and girls (sizes 8-14/S-L)
- Bar soap
- Feminine pads
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss
- Band aids
- Neosporin, Advil, Tylenol, Alieve and other over the counter medications
Arrangements can be made to pick up donations. We are hoping to pack up a majority of donations this coming week (3/13-3/19) but will still collect donations through March 25th.
The Heart Smiles is proud to announce that we have paired up with SOS San Antonio. SOS is committed to education through service and travel, by taking education outside the classroom by providing students opportunities to visit museums, parks, public events, cultural festivals and other events in our community in order to learn about the places SOS plans to visit.
Help Esteban, Nicholas and Natalia “Make it Happen”. Their goal is to help make a difference for our orphans by collecting items to donate and creating awareness. These three students need your help to make a difference by collecting new or used items to support the Heart Smiles Mission.
Bins will be in rooms of SOS teachers and other locations in San Antonio.
SOSers can earn 1 service hour per 5 items donated, limit 3.
We are super excited to announce that will be hosting our first ever Medical Brigade in Ghana in July, and are looking for the following items to help the community:
- Adult Vitamins
- Walkers, Canes, Wheelchairs, and Slings and Braces (knee, ankle, wrist, finger)
- BP Cuffs, Stethoscopes, Thermometers, and Tongue Depressors
- AccuCheck Strips and meters
- Prescription glasses and Sunglasses
- Band Aids and Neosporin
- Acne Medicines, such as: Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid
- Calamine Cream
- Advil, Tylenol, Alieve and other over the counter medications
- Artificial Eye Drops
- Ear Wax Removal
If you have any donations, please contact us and arrangements can be made to meet with you. Monetary donations are also acceptable and will go towards the supplies for the children.
We are excited to announce that we are planning a trip to the orphanage in July 2017!
The tentative dates are July 11th-July 23rd**. If you are interested in joining us you will need a passport, visa, and a plane ticket. The Heart Smiles now offers a travel itinerary and accommodations. You will also need to be up to date with current vaccines and have the Yellow Fever vaccine. Other information regarding vaccines can be found here.
Travel Itinerary and Accommodation Breakdown:
Pdf version: HS Itinerary and Cost Breakdown
The requirements for a Tourist Visa are:
PASSPORT: Submit your valid, signed, passport.
APPLICATION: One Completed Application Form – Available HERE
PHOTO: One passport photo (2″x2″) – a recent, official, color passport picture, stapled to the upper right hand corner of the application
TICKET: Single Entry Visas MUST have a copy of an airline ticket or eTicket, Multiple Entry Visas do not. Ticket must be purchased before a visa can be issued.
PAYMENT: We accept Money Orders, Postal Orders, and Cashier’s Checks – No cash, credits cards, or personal/company checks please.
Single Entry Visa: $60 – One entry only.
$60 Money order, postal order, or cashier’s check made payable to the “Ghana Embassy” for the application fee
Multiple Entry Visa: $100 – Multiple Visits.
$100 Money order, postal order, or cashier’s check made payable to the “Ghana Embassy” for the application fee
RETURN ENVELOPE: Enclose a Pre-Paid, Self-Addressed, Trackable Envelope – when issued, your visa and passport will be placed in the envelope you provided and mailed back to you. Make sure you write down the tracking numbers from BOTH envelopes.
All information regarding visas can be found here. If you would like to join us and would like more information, please contact Ama Osei-Bonsu at (210) 771-8157.
**Please take note that the date of the trip has been updated.
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The Heart Smiles would like to thank all of our supporters for coming out and donating to our Third Annual Gala in September! It was a huge success!
Pictures from the Gala will be uploaded on our Events Page, please take a look!
Special thanks to our Sponsors!
Travis Bell, owner of TW Bell Creative, generously donated his time in designing beautiful invitations, posters, and new brochures for the Gala. Thank you so much, Travis! We appreciate your hard work!!