Hearts and Hands for Jesus International

Breaking Chains, Sharing God's Love, Changing Lives!

aka HH4J   |   YORK, PA   |  www.hh4j.org

Mission

It is the mission of Hearts and Hands for Jesus to witness to and implement the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Costa Rica, throughout Central America, and the world by working with economically disadvantaged people to help them survive, grow and thrive and to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ by means of the spoken and written word.

Notes from the nonprofit

Even in this year of Pandemic, 2020, our supporters helped us to raise over $33,000.00, our best year ever. As you can see in Pastor Sally's annual report, we were able to serve 143 families consistently throughout the year with food and supplies, as well as provide backpacks and school supplies for over 120 students of all ages. Just as importantly, the love of Jesus Christ was shared with all! Our missionaries and donors saw a need and responded by being God's Heart and Hands! THANKS BE TO GOD AND ALL OUR VERY GENEROUS DONORS!! We ask for your continued support in helping even more people and families in 2021!

Ruling year info

2017

PRESIDENT

SUSAN CRONE

Main address

2765 RIDINGS WAY

YORK, PA 17408 USA

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EIN

38-4026630

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are supporting the work of missionaries Pastor Sally and her husband Crosby Johnson in Limon, Costa Rica. They have been working there for 30 years, but recently the deaths of several strong supporters of the mission work has created a funding vacuum for the Johnsons which threatens to end the very valuable work they are doing. Children will not be educated, families will not be fed, and the cycle of poverty will continue for the poverty stricken of this area unless we are able to step into the gap with sufficient funding to continue their mission work. Again, if we cannot find a way to help, their mission work may be halted, and the many people they help will do without. The Youth especially, can easily wander into drugs, prostitution, and other criminal activity if they have no educational opportunities or job training. Our goal is to assure that this does not happen here.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JESUS EDUCATION FUND

To raise funds for the educational expenses of students in the Limon, Costa Rica area. School is not free here, so students must purchase their own backpacks, supplies, and uniforms, as well as paying tuition in many cases. Transportation may also be needed, such as bus passes, or transportation by vehicle. Once children complete their education, there are also expenses related to diplomas and graduation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served by donations of food and supplies from our Food Bank

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Work status and occupations

Related Program

HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JESUS EDUCATION FUND

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since schools were not in session for most of 2020, we did not increase our numbers as we may have been able to do in a non-pandemic year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to support the Johnsons financially so that they can continue to be effective in their Mission Work and Ministry by:

1. Providing Education Funds for school aged students and adults who want to better themselves in the job market.

2. Providing a newer van for the Johnsons, so that deliveries of school supplies, food, and transportation to and from school, church and other
places, can continue uninterrupted.

3. Provide funds for a Food Bank in the Limon area so that those in need of food have a place to go and obtain food for their families.

4. Support the Johnsons' personal expenses and needs so that they are able to remain in full time Mission Work and Ministry.

We are attempting to widen our support base by use of our Facebook page, Hearts and Hands for Jesus, as well as our website at www.hh4j.org, and the Guidestar website. Our goal is to make the needs of the Johnsons known through publicity, fundraisers, and talks to various church and civic groups, and hopefully receive donations to raise the necessary funds to accomplish our goals.

We have a solid group of volunteer supporters and workers so that we do not have to have much if any administrative expense for our nin-profit. That way a very high percent of donations received (right now we are very near 100%), will go directly toward meeting our stated goals, after which time (hopefully very quickly) we will be able to set and attain higher, more ambitious goals for Hearts and Hands for Jesus.

Even in the pandemic year of 2020, we were successful in helping hundreds of people in the Limon, Costa Rica area with food and living supplies through generous donations to our Food Bank. The Johnsons were able to expand the amount of food we can grow ourselves, as well as purchase supplies we cannot supply ourselves. Through increased donations, we hope to be able to hire some people to work at the Food Bank, hence helping their families with employment as well.

We have helped over 100 students (children and adults) obtain access to educational opportunities they otherwise would not have had. Many have been the first to graduate High School in their families.

We purchased a newer 2012 Hyundai Van for our Missionaries in Early 2019, with 22,000.00 of the funds we raised, previously they had been driving a 2004 Van which was constantly in disrepair.

What's next?
We continue to publicize our cause with Social Media, email, and other tools, where we hope to receive donations which will help us to further expand the mission work of the Johnsons, along the lines of the goals we stated above. We are still a new, growing and learning entity, but one full of wonderful volunteers full of enthusiasm and ideas, so the SKY IS THE LIMIT!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve those in need in Limon, Costa Rica and the surrounding areas.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Because of the pandemic, we were able to respond to food insecurity caused by job loss in the people we serve with our Food Bank. They came to us in need, and we were able to help.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have hopefully helped those we serve to Empower themselves more, our goal is, 'Breaking Chains, Sharing God's Love, Changing Lives'. We hope we can accomplish this in ALL interactions with those we serve!

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hearts and Hands for Jesus International

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

SUSAN CRONE

SUSAN CRONE

RETIRED SOCIAL SERVICES, COMMONWEALTH OF KY

GREGG PETERS

OPTOMETRIST, KEYSTONE EYE CARE GROUP

SHARON MEADE

TEACHER , WOODFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

SHERRY BASILIO

RETIRED, KY WORKFORCE CABINET

AUSTIN CHINAULT

DIANE CHINAULT

WANDA BENTZEL

LINDA LITTLE

YVONNE MITCHELL

JESSE KOLAR

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/2/2021,

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