Bella Muntean-Angel Heart Of HOPE Ministry
The Heart - Our Programs
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
Here are some ways that you can help our children and their families: The heart of this ministry entails program, only made possible through support of our friends, family, communities, churches and volunteers. To find out more about our ministry and programs please email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Angel Heart Of HOPE Pillowcases/Gift Program
This program delivers pillowcases with our angel logo with or without gifts to children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Impact of Your GIFTS:
Bella was passionate about giving equal gifts to boys and girls! As far as American Girl dolls the cost of 1 doll plus shipping is approximately $130 each.
We try to buy large figurine sets such as Marvel, DC, Star Wars and LEGO gifts for the boys or gift cards for itunes, xbox and playstation.
The teens are the most difficult to buy for and we try to give them the gift cards and also VISA gift cards so they can buy what they want.
The parents also appreciate Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards so they can grab something quickly and take a break for a few minutes.
The average cost of a gift pillowcase, which is filled according to age and gender, with toiletry items, crafts, toys, books, slippers, blankets, candy, mints, etc...depending on the need at the time is approximately $50.
We also like to include a large stuffed animal, $15+, that is popping out of the tied pillowcase to make the child smile:) Sometimes, due to different illnesses, the child isn't allowed to have visitors and the stuffed animal is so comforting no matter the age.
One thing we would like to provide in the near future is ipads for all of the children's rooms in the Children's hospital and Cancer Ward at GHS.
To see photos of our donations, please go to our Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.org/visit/bellasjourney2 . Click on the Gallery at the top of the page and you will see the history of the majority of our Gifts.
If you have any questions about how you can be involved in our ministry, please contact us. Thank you for your Support.
The Angel Heart Of HOPE Book Program
The Chaplain Patrick Jinks, the Coordinator of Spiritual Care and Bereavement at GHS Children's Hospital has created a program with Brenda Muntean called "Angel Book Program" in honor of Bella's love of God and wanting to spread the gospel, for the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and Children's Hospital.
NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Angel Book Program: We purchase the recommended spiritual books in Bella’s memory to be given to families who have babies in this unit at the hospital. While they are often limited in their ability to hold their babies, they are encouraged to bond through reading Bible stories, songs, and prayers.
The following books are what we purchase at this time:
Children of God Storybook Bible by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Hardcover)
The Story for Little Ones: Discover the Bible in Pictures by Josee Masse, Max Lucado (Hardcover)
The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories by Zondervan- (Hardcover)
Children’s Hospital Angel Book Program: We also purchase the above spiritual books in Bella’s memory to be given to families who are in the hospital. While they are unable to be near their own communities of support, they can be encouraged and uplifted through Bible stories, songs, and prayers.
The Bibles and religious books range from $1 - $15 per book.
the Angel Heart Of HOPE Prayer Support Program
This program offers confidential prayer to anyone in need...by contacting our email address. In addition, you can request to have your name added onto our weekly Caring Bridge post in the prayer section www.caringbridge.org/visit/bellasjourney2