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Small Hands Big Hearts United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to nurture children's instinctive compassion to others and the world around them.  SHBHU creates community volunteer opportunities called Compassion Missions that are sparked by the minds of Small Handers and Ambassador Teens throughout the Triangle. We also act as a resource for youth to propose, organize and lead Compassin Projects for causes they are personally passionate about locally and globally. These programs are made accessible logistically, financial, without time restraints and without age restrictions. SHBHU has a mission to help nurture the next kind, compassion and philanthropic generation leading the world. 

SHBHU Compassion Committees

Hearts and Hugs Across Borders: These youth team members in this committee have proposed and led Compassion Mission across borders in the Philippines, Haiti, Thailand, Syria, India and the Dominican Republic,

Hearts to Tables: The youth team members in this committee partner with other nonprofits like Oak City Cares, Meals on Wheels, the North Carolina Food Bank and Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry to provide volunteer support and food through neighborhood food drives and direct assistance to those in need at these facilities.

Hearts to Smiles: These youth team members in this committee partner to help and show compassion to other organizations like the Skylar's Striders Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team, Note in the Pocket, the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, participate in a “Buddy Programs” for children with special needs, and show love to our seniors and US soldiers.

Hearts to Homes: The youth team members in this committee have partnered in the past with Habitat for Humanity through our Warming Helpful Hearts Compassion Missions to provide on-site support to their volunteers in many unique ways. They have also held garage sales and partnered with organizations to help recent Afghan Refugees and groups like the Texans Diaper Bank and Baby cycle to help families recover from past hurricanes in many special ways. 

Hearts to Others: Ambassadors have recently expanded this committee to include Fottprints for Compassion to animals and our Earth. The familiies in this committee focuses on compassion to animals and the environment through leading Compassion Projects for the SPCA of Wake County and to reduce NEGATIVE carbon footprints on earth. 

Ambassador “Passing the Torch” Committee: The Ambassador Teens in this committee are empowered and encouraged to gain additional leadership, fundraising, and mentorship skills to propose and lead their own Compassion Missions and Projects they are passionate about.  They act as important role models to the younger Small Handers and help run the nonprofit overall. We could not do this without these amazing and inspiring teens! 

To learn more about SHBHU and register for any Compassion Mission go to www.shbhu.org