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The Heart Warming Project

In an era where face-to-face conversations and contact are declining, building connections, resilience and empathy can make all the difference for kids’ well-being.

Our mission is to help kids and teens build more meaningful connections and create more inclusive and empathetic communities.

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Calling All Teens!

Jumpstart inclusion, empathy and kindness in your school or community with a $250 action grant.

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Thanks for joining our Facebook Live event on connections and well-being!

WE Schools Live: Spark Connection, Build Community sponsored by The Heartwarming Project

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FEATURED PROJECT

WE Well-being

Empowering youth, educators and families with tools and resources to promote connection & lifelong mental well-being.

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FEATURED PROJECT

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Supporting BGCA’s Keystone Club teens, who are creating projects to support connection and emotional well-being in their clubs & communities

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FEATURED PROJECT

Makers of Good Teen Summit

Check out highlights from our national summit on overcoming social isolation.

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Milton Hershey

A LEGACY OF HEARTWARMING

Continuing Milton Hershey’s Mission

Building connections with those around us has never been more important for our children, and the future of our communities.

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RESEARCH MATTERS

Teaming Up With the Best

Learn what Hershey and Harvard are doing to help parents set their kids up for success.

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Meaningful connections and friendships are essential in today's complex world. We believe that the smallest heartwarming gesture can make a big difference. That's why we're partnering with leading organizations to promote social and emotional connections at home, school and in the community.


Great Minds, Working Together

We’re partnering with organizations and experts doing great work in communities everywhere.

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Small Steps for Big Changes

Use these resources to learn more about the power of heartwarming actions.

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