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My Joyful Heart was selected as the Sterk Family Law Group's Charity of the Month for June 2020. Check out the zoom video of Diane and Gwen Sterk talking about how to help the children we serve.

We are putting our Sweet Dreams Pillow Drive to bed! Thank you to each individual and group that helped us reach our goal of 1100 pillows and pillowcases. We all know getting enough sleep is essential for helping maintain optimal health and well-being and so many of you came together to help a child in this small way. They will be distributed this Fall attached with a Sweet Dreams prayer card.

Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.

If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.

Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.

November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.

Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.

Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

Soup Mix Challenge

While it’s technically still summer, we are already thinking about fall and what we will need for our next gift event for the kids. We need 1,100 individual packets of dry soup mix by September 30th. Can you help us? Any amount or any flavor will help tremendously. The kids really look forward to receiving the soup; it warms their hearts...and ours too! Any donations can be dropped off Monday thru Thursday at our Ministry Center, 9981 W. 190th Street, Suite I, in Mokena between the hours of 9am and 2pm. Thank you!

With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.

My Joyful Heart Hours

You’ll usually find our ministry center & warehouse open Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.’s always BEST TO CALL FIRST...just in case we’re out at a speaking event, going door-to-door for fundraising, bargain shopping,or enjoying the summer weather!

Outside regular hours, you are welcome to send your inquiries to or leave a voicemail message at 1-815-806-1700 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

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