The Heartfelt Project

Little ethical gift to give your guests, hand-sewn by a group of ladies in South Africa

Who are we...

We are a little community project with a big heart. All our items are hand-sewn with love and filled with hope. By purchasing our products you are not only helping to feed and clothe the ladies who made them and their families – but through the sale of each item you’ll be helping us support an entire community

Our Heartfelt product range is hand-sewn by a group of women in Makapanstad, South Africa. The unique designs of the heartfelt project hold the stories of everyday life.

Our handmade wedding favours include brooches, key rings, hanging hearts, bookmarks, name pegs, ribbon hearts, fridge magnets, and bushfelt animals. You can create your own favours in the colour scheme of your choice. We also make felt bouquets and buttonholes.

Each carries a message of hope and contributes a small donation to an HIV/AIDS & TB charity in the local community, while also helping to feed and clothe the ladies & their families. So think bright, happy thoughts for the people of Africa. Your donation through The Heartfelt Project is one small way of filling many hearts with hope.

Simply by purchasing a Heartfelt product you will be helping the Heartfelt community. We support local charities by donating money from each product sold. This means that every time you buy a special something, you’ll be helping a special someone too.

Help The Community, Heal The Nation

A re Aganeng is a community based non-governmental organization situated in Makapanstad. It provides accessible health services to the community. Working to help the old aged, orphans and vulnerable children, chronically ill people, TB patients, HIV/AIDS patients and under privileged & disadvantaged communities. As well as providing counseling to traumatized people and rape victims.

A re Aganeng was established in 2006 by compassionate community members made up of teachers, nurses, home based care, care givers, pastors and paramedics. The heartfelt project tries its best to help A re Aganeng on a monthly basis. Our aim is that together we can change the lives of many disadvantaged people within the Makapanstad community. If you would like to donate to this very charitable cause please get in contact with us. Help us, help them change lives.

The Heartfelt Ladies – Charity Begins At Home

At Heartfelt it is our top priority to make sure that all the ladies are cared for and looked after. That often means that we donate money to them from sales we make for things like doctors appointments, treatment, transport, funerals & any other issues that may occur. We are currently supporting one of our ladies who has been too ill to work, with food and hospital expenses. It is our belief that if the ladies feel loved – they will share that love amongst their families. It is really sad to see how much sadness and hardship there is within the Heartfelt community. Illness and death are part of life here and there is definitely an issue that needs to be addressed with regards to the hospitals & clinics in and around the community.

When you develop people, you develop opportunity.

“Just to let you know that the favours arrived yesterday and I LOVE them! They are even better than I had hoped for – very cute and of superb quality. The colours are perfect and I am very excited about sharing them with our guests on the wedding day. Many thanks to you and the ladies for your lovely product and superb service. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and I wish you all the best for the future.” – Margaret

“I received the wedding favours and I have to say that they are magnificent! Please thank all the ladies from the bottom of our hearts as their heartfelt gifts are really going to be the icing on the cake at our wedding!” – Annie

“Hi Julie – they are here and I LOVE them. Please thank the ladies so much for all their wonderful work. I am absolutely thrilled with the brooches. I can’t wait for
our guests to receive them on our wedding day and hear more about the hearfelt project!” – Kellie

Charlie Says...

“Although I’ve never met Julie and her team you just know that they’re incredible. For many years now they’ve enabled couples to choose beautiful wedding favours that are also ethical. They are an inspiring example of how you can make a difference with your wedding choices.”

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