Thanks so much for all of your support of The With Heart Shop & welcome to the very first charity spotlight blog post! It has been an absolute joy creating beautiful and unique products for you to enjoy while simultaneously giving back to some amazing charities that we really love. The goal of these blog posts will be to share a behind the scenes look of why we picked a specific charity, highlight some of the amazing work that they’re doing, and rave about how much we love our The With Heart Shop products.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at one of our personal favorites, the Play With Heart Hat!
Let’s be real, this hat is so adorable and comes in the cutest shade of green with delicate gold accents. This hat is the quintessential accessory for all of our Notre Dame fans out there! But even if you’re not a Fighting Irish fan, this hat would still be a perfect addition to your hat collection (you'll need some St. Patricks Day gear eventually!). Stitched on the back of the hat is the slogan, “Play With Heart”, which is a perfect reminder that no matter what each day holds, whether our work might feel insignificant or important, we have the opportunity to do EVERYTHING unto the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God. (Colossians 3:17)
And just when we thought the Play With Heart Hat couldn’t get any better, we decided to give 50% of every purchase to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes International.
Billy Graham once said, “A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.”
A lot of you might be familiar with the work that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) does domestically, helping coaches and athletes grow in their faith and use their influence in sports to impact the Kingdom of God. But did you know that their ministry also works all around the world? For the Play With Heart Hat, we decided to donate to their ministry in Venezuela.
With economic hardship and difficult living conditions ravishing the country, it is estimated that over 30,000 people leave Venezuela each week to seek refuge in another country. Due to these circumstances, many children living in Venezuela view crime as the best way to provide for themselves. We want to help change that. We want to see every child receive the opportunity to have a safe environment to grow and play, learn invaluable life lessons that come through being a part of a sports team, and help shape a generation that can bring positive change & hope to their nation!
With every purchase of the Play With Heart Hat, you help children in Venezuela get off the streets, receive sponsorships to play on FCA sports teams, and have the opportunity to be mentored by coaches who desire to see them thrive both physically and spiritually.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Thank you not only for your support of The With Heart Shop, but also for the eternal impact that you’re helping make possible with every purchase. Everytime you go to throw on your Play With Heart Hat, be reminded of the impact your purchase is making through the ministry of FCA Venezuela, & most importantly to do everything unto the Lord with all of your heart.
Simply put, shop more, give more, love God, and do good!