Who We Serve
At A Mighty Change of Heart, our main focus is supporting the children in Arizona’s foster system and their kindred in any way we can. There are over 17,000 children currently in the system and more are added every day. And while there are many great foster parents out there providing loving homes for these children, State support and resources can often be limited. When a child enters the system, they often take very little if anything with them in terms of worldly possessions and relying on foster families to make up the difference can cause unnecessary financial strain. This is where A Mighty Change of Heart comes in.
How We Serve
When a child reaches their new foster home they are often sad and confused and need to know someone still cares about them. To add to this feeling of distress, they typically take very little with them in terms of possessions. And while the State does provide funding, there is often a gap of up to two weeks from the time a child enters a home before funding arrives. This means foster parents must either spend their own money, or the child goes without. At A Mighty Change of Heart, our core program is designed to fill that gap by provide personalized duffle bags overflowing with essentials. Foster parents and kindred can simply visit our website, fill out a short form with information about gender, age, sizes, and preferences and we will take it from there. Our team has the child’s first name embroidered on a brand new duffle bag that will go with them where ever life may take them. The bag is then filled to order with new clothes, shoes, hygiene items, toys, books, and more. Lastly, the duffle bags are hand delivered to the foster parents. In this effort our goal is to provide the child with something they can truly call their own at a time when everything else in life may be borrowed or temporary, and to feel that someone cares about them. Visit our Blog page to read just a few of the amazing letters we have received from foster parents and kiddos.
Board of Directors
Founders Darin and Kara Moss have been foster parents for more than 5 years. During that time they have been able to provide a temporary home for more than 20 children. They have also adopted 6 foster children, including 4 siblings! It has been a life-long dream of theirs to create an organization dedicated to helping foster children.
Founders Jeff and Tiffany Yates have 4 children of their own, and plan to foster in the future. Jeff was raised in a home that provided emergency foster care for infants and newborns, many of which came with drug addictions and injuries. These experiences left a lasting impression and were a major part of the Yates’ motivation for getting involved.
In early 2016, Darin and Kara, along with Jeff and Tiffany, began putting together a plan which lead to the creation of A Mighty Change of Heart! We look forward to working with you to help better the lives of Arizona's foster children!
Jamie Dial was the first addition to our team. She does an outstanding job of keeping everything running smoothly from filling bags to hand delivering all over the valley (and beyond)! We couldn’t do what we do without her!