Mother’s Day Fruit

fruit_basketFruit is a great source of life that we often take for granted. In Swaziland, a piece of fruit may be the only food a child gets for the day. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, honor your mother this year with a gift of fruit for the children of Swaziland. With your donation of $50, we will provide a large assortment of fruit to the mothers who are caring for the orphans in Swaziland.

In the areas around our partner churches, there are many children living on their own. The women of the churches work very hard each day to provide for the children. What better gift to these women than baskets of nutritious fruit to help feed the children.

This fruit will be distributed in July by our volunteers from America, Canada, and Taiwan. Be a part today with your donation of $50. Want us to send a card to your mom recognizing this wonderful gift? Be sure to complete the honor card information on the donation form. For donations of $100 or more, we will include a gift for your mom, a copy of Janine Maxwell’s new book “Is It Okay With You?”.

Thank you for your continued support of Heart for Africa and our work in Africa.

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Heart for Africa Volunteer Events

Heart for Africa is happy to be a part of three volunteer led events over the next several weeks. We are so thankful for our dedicated volunteers as they work around the country to bring awareness to the needs of the children of Swaziland and Kenya along with raising money to help Heart for Africa continue our work in these countries.

L.I.F.E Week at University of San Diego

This student-led event at the University of San Diego is an awareness event for the students of USD. Focusing on major issues such as human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, genocide, abortion, immigration and poverty, the event will culminate with a concert featuring the Princess of Swaziland performing for the students on Friday evening, April 30. For more information, visit the USD website.

The 2nd Annual Heart for Africa “HOPE 5K Run/Walk”

Hosted by Heart for Africa volunteers Angel and Greg Klund from Cape Girardeau, MO, the HOPE 5K Run/Walk will help raise awareness and funds for Heart for Africa. Join more than 125 runners/walkers for this fun 5K walk on May 1, 2010 in Cape Girardeau. For more information, contact Angel Klund.

Les Miserables-School Edition at North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, CA

One of Broadways legendary Rock Operettas is at NCCC! Celebrate and join the North Coast Calvary Chapel family for a fun night out with the family. All proceeds will go to benefit the NCCC Heart for Africa Litsemba Team going to serve the orphans of Swaziland this summer for the historic Litsemba 2010. Tickets are available for May 4 and May 5 at the North Coast Calvary Chapel website.

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MedAssets Honors Individuals for Charitable Contributions

ATLANTA, Apr 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As part of its annual Healthcare Business Summit, MedAssets Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) honored several humanitarians for their work in improving the lives of people in America and around the world.

Ian and Janine Maxwell Receive the Norman Borlaug Humanitarian AwardReceiving the Humanitarian Award this year were the husband and wife leadership team of Heart for Africa, Ian and Janine Maxwell. They were honored with the award for their leadership in developing sustainable communities in sub-Saharan Africa that will lead to better food security and improved economic conditions.

Before honoring the Maxwells, MedAssets’ chairman, president and CEO John Bardis announced that the Company’s award was being renamed for Norman E. Borlaug, a 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who dedicated his life to improving crop yields and varieties so that impoverished nations in Asia, Africa and South America could enjoy better food security. Borlaug died in September at the age of 95. Borlaug’s family attended the ceremony.

The Maxwells gave up lucrative business careers to devote their lives to Heart for Africa. The U.S.-based non-profit works with local African organizations to provide self-sustainable homes for orphans and vulnerable children through long-term programs and short-term service trips that deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, social work, mentoring and education. The organization specializes in bringing people from North America to work in service projects alongside local partners in two African countries: Kenya and Swaziland. Over the past two years, MedAssets and its employees have donated more than $1.5 million and thousands of hours of volunteer time to developing Project Canaan, a sustainable agricultural community in Swaziland. When completed, Project Canaan will include farmland, fisheries, hydroponic greenhouses, orchards and dairy operations, along with housing and schools for orphans and vulnerable children and a health clinic.

“Heart for Africa is a cause that everyone at MedAssets has embraced,” Bardis said. “The MedAssets employees who have travelled there have been touched by the impact this project is already having on the people of Swaziland. As we continue to develop Project Canaan, that impact will be even greater and will offer this community an opportunity to thrive like never before.”

About MedAssets

MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) partners with healthcare providers to improve financial strength by implementing spend management and revenue cycle management solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency. MedAssets serves more than 125 health systems, 3,300 hospitals, and 40,000 non-acute healthcare providers. For more information, go to www.medassets.com

About Heart for Africa

Heart for Africa is a U.S. non-profit working with local African organizations to provide self-sustainable homes for orphans through long term programs and short term service trips that deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, social work, mentoring and education. The organization specializes in bringing people from North America to work in service projects alongside local partners in two African countries: Kenya and Swaziland. To date, more than 4,000 people have traveled with Heart for Africa. For more information, please visit www.heartforafrica.org.

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