iHeartKids + Preemptive Love Coalition, a Special Friend and Partnership

iHeartKids is happy to introduce a Special Friend and new Partnership with the Preemptive Love Coalition. They are Remaking Iraq through Healing.

Browsing around the internet one day, searching for stories about people doing good for kids, I discovered the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC). They provide lifesaving heart surgeries for Iraqi kids in pursuit of peace between communities at odds.

I immediately felt connected and wanted to know more. I spent hours reading about what they call, “The Backlog”, a long list of children waiting in line for heart surgery; up to 11,000 added every year. I didn’t know there was a serious problem with congenital heart defects in Iraqi children and that so many kids were dying because they couldn’t get the healthcare they needed to survive.

Preemptive Love Coalition is doing something about this… They go where no one else goes, they live in Iraq, saving children and equipping Iraqi medical teams so they can be the remedy.

PLC began with Love. Love for the peoples of Iraq; for their most hopeful and peaceful aspirations; for the hidden beauties of their culture;
and love for their kids who are dying from broken hearts.

iHeartKids shares the same love for the people of Iraq. Iraq is where our parents call back home, it’s where our family and culture come from. It’s a beautiful place where Dottie and I visited as kids & have many great memories. That’s us in the picture below.  Shaqlawa, Northern Iraq /1990.

We were so inspired by the work of PLC, we got in touch with them about getting involved. Hi Cody! Cody Fisher is the Cofounder & Development Director for the Preemptive Love Coalition. I call him my pen pal! We exchanged our stories and connection to Iraq and support for our missions. We were both very excited about partnering, and have been writing since! His emails from Iraq make me happy. We hope you can join us as we work together to heal the hearts of the Iraqi children we love.

iHeartKids has created a PEACE Tee, supporting the mission of our friends at PLC. T-Shirts available in Toddler-Adult Sizes. Option of Blue or Pink Heart. Cost-$22/FREE Shipping! Proceeds from each shirt sold benefit the Preemptive Love Coalition. Shirts are available on our online marketplace, Get your PEACE on here!

If you are interested in getting involved in a fundraising event for PLC, contact Donna donna@iheartkids.com for more information. For more information on PLC visit their website at: http://preemptivelove.org/backlog/mission-2/ If you want to see more, Watch This Video  Check out PLC featured on Oprah’s Life Lift Blog, Read Here

Thank you for reading!

We hope you enjoyed our story! Xo, Donna & Dottie & our Mom! (Hugs)

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T-Shirt Project from start to YOU! Get your tee NOW and Give Shoes!

iHeartKids launches our first Charity Lovin’ and Givin’ T-Shirt Project. Mission: Create a Colorful World by celebrating kids, art and having fun!

Why Soles4Souls? iHeartKids loves shoes! And Soles4Souls is making a real difference in the world! Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.

1, 2, 3 Kids GO! 

Emily.9: One Small Footprint
I thought about how one small impact makes one huge footprint. So, shoe, by shoe, every sole is impacted in a chain reaction.

Lizzie.8: Sole The World
I love the idea of delivering shoes around the world, so the shirt design has multiple colors of flip flops with the Soles4Souls halo around it. The back of the shirt I would like for it to just say Soles4Souls.

Maitlin.12: Make The World A Colorful Place
I drew this design because it represents the world coming together – shoe by shoe. It also shows how the world is a colorful place just by giving a shoes, so give a shoe and color the world.

Ara.6: I’m having a sunny day!!!
“I’m having a sunny day!!!” is how a person feels after they are given a pair of shoes from Soles4Souls! This is how everyone should feel everywhere, everyday!


Joshua.9: African Wildlife Refuge
I drew animals to show people what the animals can do in their natural habitat.

Katie.7: Exercising the Universe
My picture is of the Earth hula-hooping, the sun jump roping and the moon running. I want people to be healthy and keep the Earth healthy too.

Pretty Sweet! Right?! How could we just pick one winner?  The colors, stories and love we see in each design inspired us to create ONE for all.

We took this…

Added a little MAGIC   

And Voila! 

A Colorful World. iGiveShoes

Together we can do beautiful things...
Help us continue our mission to create magic for kids all over the world!  Support Kids, Celebrate Art and Help Soles4Souls give shoes to people in need. This tee does lots of cool things!

Click the image above to start shopping or proudly click here —> iGiveShoes

This was way fun! We hope you love the design as much as we do!

(hugs) d&d

It’s T-Shirt Time! Introducing A Colorful World, iGiveShoes.

The iHeartKids Charity Tee made by Kids supporting Soles4Souls is now available! And the winner is… Every ONE! Surprise!

A Colorful World brings together art from all designs to create ONE.

The original plan was to select one winning design with the help of community votes. But how could we? Nationwide, kids ages 6-12 took the time to create beautiful art that gives. The colors, stories and smiles on our faces inspired us to do something special.

These kids are not only Lil’ Artists, they are leaders, heroes, creators, givers and to us, the coolest kids in town! We dedicate this T-Shirt Project to you, our Lil’ friends! You will forever be a special part of the magical world of iHeartKids. Thank You!

The moral of this story: Together we can do beautiful things.

Now all kids and families can rock this awesome tee!
The shirts can be purchased for $20.00-$22.00
Colors include: White, Pink, Blue and Ash Gray
Sizes: Youth-Adult. *All sizes available*

A Colorful World, Gives Shoes.
Every ONE Wins! You get a cool tee, iHeartKids continues to create magic and Soles4Souls gives shoes to those in need.

One Shirt= 5 Pairs of Shoes= So cool!

Get your shirt and give shoes at www.iHeartKids.com

The T-Shirt Project is about Kid power! little kids doing BIG things! This shirt supports kids, art, community, friendship, fun and more. We hope you love the final tee as much as we do!

Soles4Souls|A Shoe Charity Recycling Shoes For People in Need Changing the World – One Pair at a Time®
Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information