Badge of Heart™
Nov 18/19, 2017 - Badge of Heart hosted its 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Pacific Division. 450 Families benefited by receiving a Turkey and 4 side dishes.
In addition to Pacific, BOH hosted its 1st Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Harbor Division. 150 Families from the San Pedo and Wilmington area benefited with a Turkey and 4 side dishes.
The event was a huge success and would like to Thank our sponsors at the Howard Hughes Center, Drollinger Family Foundation, Wilshire Law Firm, The Parking Spot, Equity Office, L.A World Airports, Kaiser Permanente, & Smart & Final.
Sept 21, 2017 - Two Los Angeles Police Officers assigned to Harbor Division contacted Badge of Heart to help a family in need. A mother of three were victims of a vicious crime in which two of her children were severely burned from an Arsonist. A Gofundme account has been set up, to help with food, clothes, living expenses and medical bills. To help, please go to www.gofundme.com/wilmingtonfire
June 27, 2017 - At the recommendation of an anonymous donor at the California Community Foundation, Badge of Heart was awarded a Grant designated to help deserving families in need.
April 26, 2017 - Responded to an Investigate an ID Theft of an 80 yr old young lady. Over a 3 yr period, $25k was unlawfully taken from her bank account leaving her with only $9 in her pocket and No Food. To brighter her day, we went out and bought her a weeks Groceries from Vons and a Gift Card to keep her moving forward. Without any local family members, we will continue to monitor her progress. To help, please donate on her behalf.
March 26, 2017 - Mission Accomplished!! Officer Perez and Detective Winstanley from LAPD Pacific Division reached out to us to help them Sponsor a family in need. Mother of two fled from her abusive boyfriend leaving them living in an RV with minimal living items. We helped by providing them with food, department store gift cards, stuffed animals and a dinner card for her 11 y/o Autistic daughter who turned 12 today. Emotions got the better of us. We are truly blessed to be able to help.
November 19, 2016 - Badge of Heart hosted its 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway. Up to 500 deserving families from Venice, Mar Vista, Westchester & Culver City will be invited to receive a free compete dinner that includes a Turkey, Stuffing, Rice, Beans, Mac n Cheese, Corn and Vegetables. The event was a huge success and all items were given out in less than 2 hours. This event is made possible from donations and sponsorship provided by our local residence and Business owners.
October 15, 2016 - A note from a Mom.
I just wanted to take some time out to thank and express so much gratitude to an amazing organization Badge of Heart and to LAPD Officer JessiBeth Gutz-Gonz for helping Ian get an ipad... If you don't know Ian is severely autistic and non verbal and uses his ipad on the daily to soothe himself and also to learn. He just learned the abc's and happy birthday. Well recently Ians ipad took a fall and broke and of course i was worried about fixing it and just the cost and that's when they stepped in to offer Ian a new one. I am so grateful and just humbled that they would help Ian out and just wanted to share how much kindness people who don't know Ian would go out of their way to help him. This will always hold just a huge place in my heart
June 30, 2016 - While on patrol, Badge of Heart is assisting a 18 y/o who was on the verge of losing his 41 y/o mother due to terminal Cancer. Due to financial struggles, they were evicted from their apartment and both he and his 13 y/o sister are now living with separate friends. His mother remained at the Hospital. If you would like to help this family visit: www.gofundme.com/aycarmona
October 12, 2016 Update: Maricela passed away and now resting in peace.
June 11, 2016 - Badge of Heart held it's 1st Annual School Supply Kit giveaway. 400 5th graders from 7 local Elementary Schools participated. The event was huge success and many kids and their families also collaborated with local Police Officers. The smiles on their faces was priceless. Badge of Heart would also like to Thank our event Sponsor, "Drollinger Properties".
Partnering with our local Businesses will continue to make us grow and help many deserving families.
Apr 17, 2016 - Officer Downey from Pacific area reached out to us to help a family in need. This family was going through tough times and have little to no food. With the help of Badge of Heart, a $100 Ralph's gift card was given to this deserving family from Westchester, Ca.