Charity for Gala Ball 2017

09 March 2017
You decided: Heart 2 Heart is the charity for Gala Ball 2017

In total, we received 6,279 votes to decide for your favourite charity. The result is the following: 54% have voted for Heart to Heart.


Heart to Heart Shanghai is a Shanghai based charity which helps underprivileged Chinese children with Congenital Heart Disease obtain heart surgery. Children from all Chinese provinces are eligible as long as their family’s income (as certified by their local government) is below a certain level.  

To date they have sponsored 1,089 children for heart surgery.  The surgeries have not only saved their lives, but have transformed the lives of their families.  They are proud of the fact that they are a 100% volunteer organization. They have no paid employees. They also have a $0 operating budget which means that 100% of our donations are spent for surgeries or the program designated by donors.  

Sponsors are given documentation on where their donations were spent and can also visit the children they helped while the children are in the hospital for their surgery. Sponsoring a child is a truly moving experience.