Make a difference in the lives of pediatric heart patients and their families!
Angels for Hearts supports heart kids through donations to Child Life Specialists who work directly with heart families at 4 area hospitals. Help us now by donating to fulfill their 'Wishes,Wants & Needs'!
At the heart of the matter
Angels for Hearts, Inc. was created by the Kaufman family of Sacramento. Kimberly Kaufman was an otherwise healthy woman who was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the age of 30 in 2004. Kimberly is not a transplant candidate for medical reasons and remains a heart patient, with less than normal life expectancy. The Kaufman family is mindful of the experience that they – and hundreds of other families – have endured and are enduring. They have learned that these families and patients, particularly the youngest patients, need help. For this reason, the Kaufman family formed "Angels for Hearts."
In 2006, while Kim Kaufman was recovering from heart surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, she saw two young children who had been moved to the adult ICU because the pediatric unit was filled. Kim knew how difficult it was to be hospitalized and separated from family and friends. She could imagine how much harder it would be for a child. So she decided to help.
In 2008, the Kaufman family founded Angels for Hearts, devoting much of their time and energy helping to give "heart kids" and their parents some sense of normalcy in a world that feels anything but.
Angels for Hearts has grown organically to be a one-of-a-kind non profit filling the needs of the pediatric heart patients and their families.Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers, and the amazing support from our community, in 2018 we celebrated our 10th anniversary! Over the past decade, Angels for Hearts has raised over $300,000 to serve over 1,500 heart kids and their families. And we look forward to many more years to come! Thank you for being part of our story.