Heart-to-Heart Campaign


YMHC is launching a “Heart to Heart” campaign in January 2024.

Knit, sew, or crochet hearts and send them to YMHC, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1B5.

The Sewing Hope Project will add sewn hearts and messages of support.

Hearts with messages of support will be sent to students who are absent from school due to mental health challenges. For too long, we as a society have remained silent when a student is struggling with their mental health and not able to access and manage an education. "Out of sight, out of mind" is no longer.

We need the support of schools to communicate this message to students. Students can request hearts. Schools can also request hearts and messages of support.

There are many ways that people can contribute to youth mental health support, change, and action. We hope that this campaign will become a national campaign to support people of all ages.

  • Send My Hearts

    Send your lovingly knitted, sewn, or crocheted hearts to YMHC. Be a part of the Sewing Hope Project and help us spread messages of support and love.

  • Request Hearts

    Need a heart full of hope and support? Request a handmade heart accompanied by a message of support from our dedicated volunteers. Let us send you a symbol of community love and care.

Send My Hearts

Send your lovingly knitted, sewn, or crocheted hearts to YMHC. Be a part of the Sewing Hope Project and help us spread messages of support and love.

Mailing Address: YMHC Charitable Foundation, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5


Heart to Heart: School Heart Request

Request Hearts for Your School

Schools play a crucial role in supporting student mental health. Through the Heart to Heart campaign, YMHC extends an invitation to educational institutions to request handcrafted hearts for their students. These hearts, created with care and accompanied by uplifting messages, can be distributed within your school as symbols of solidarity and support for students facing mental health challenges.

When you're ready to request hearts for your school through the Heart to Heart campaign, please follow these instructions to ensure your order accurately reflects your needs:

  1. Select Quantity: When placing your $0 order, choose the quantity that corresponds to the number of students you wish to give hearts to. This helps us understand how many hearts to send to your school.
  2. Provide Accurate Mailing Address: It's crucial to write the mailing address of your school accurately to ensure the hearts reach their intended destination without any delays.
  3. Add Additional Requests: If you have any special requests or additional instructions, please include these in the notes section of the order form. We want to accommodate your needs as best as we can.
  4. Contact Us for Questions: If you have any questions or need further assistance with your order, don't hesitate to contact us at our contact page: Contact YMHC. We're here to help and ensure your school receives the support it needs.
Request Hearts for Your School

Heart to Heart: Student Heart Request

Request Hearts for/as Students

Are you a student or do you know students who could use a tangible symbol of support and encouragement? YMHC's Heart to Heart campaign invites students to request handcrafted hearts. These hearts, knitted, sewn, or crocheted by compassionate individuals, are accompanied by messages of support, serving as a reminder that you are not alone in your mental health journey.

Request a Heart for/as a Student

Join the YMHC School and Community Peer Support Program

Get free downloads of our Compassionate Cards: 24 greeting cards – 12 animal caricatures with puns and 12 inspirational cards for your school!