History

  • The First Collection

    December 2016
    Warm Ears, Warm Hearts does its first collection. Clothing was collected at Christopher Columbus HS & sent to P.S. 277.

  • Official Non-Profit Status

    July 6th, 2017
    Warm Ears, Warm Hearts becomes a registered nonprofit in the state of Florida!

  • Live on Social Media

    August 7th, 2017
    Warm Ears, Warm Hearts is live on social media! The starting platforms were Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  • The Second Collection

    December 2017
    Warm Ears, Warm Hearts does its second collection! Clothing is collected at CCHS and sent to over 90 homeless families through LAMP Catholic Ministries.

  • Our First Giveaway

    December 2017
    During this collection, Warm Ears, Warm Hearts also had its first giveaway! People who donated winter clothing had a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

  • Smash Coldness 2018

    December 2nd, 2018
    Warm Ears, Warm Hearts successfully hosted its first Smash Coldness video game tournament. Everyone from beginners to nationally ranked players came to compete. In the end, we ended raising over $1900! Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible!

  • The Third Collection

    December 2018
    During our third year, we collected over 100 pounds of winter clothing at two schools. We partnered with LAMP Catholic Ministries once more to distribute the clothes to over 90 homeless families.

  • 501(c)3 Status

    February 14th, 2019
    On this date, we received our 501(c)3 tax-deductible status from the Internal Revenue Service. This retroactive declaration classified us as a public charity and enabled us to expand our mission.

  • Smash Coldness 2

    December 14th, 2019
    We hosted our second annual Super Smash Bros. video game tournament to raise awareness and funds for our cause. Over 70 gamers participated in the tournament and we raised over 2300 dollars!

  • The Fourth Collection

    December 2019
    During our fourth year, we collected over 150 pounds of winter clothing at three schools. We partnered with LAMP Catholic Ministries and Crystal’s Place in the Bronx, NY to assist over 90 homeless families. Our Founder went in person to deliver the clothes for the first time!

  • Inaugural Ambassador of the Year

    February 2020
    We established the “Ambassador of Year” to honor the extraordinary work of our Ambassadors. Our first recipient was Guadalupe Diaz of Msgr. Edward Pace HS, who collected over 200 pounds of winter clothes in her Key Club alone!

  • Amazon Smile Charity

    February 2020
    We officially partnered with Amazon Smile so that a portion of all eligible purchases are donated to us. To select us as your supported organization, navigate to smile.amazon.com and select “Warm Ears, Warm Hearts Foundation, Inc.”

  • Silver Knight Recognition

    May 2020
    At Miami Hearld's annual award ceremony, two WEWH contributors were recgonized for their dedication to community service. Alejandro Morles received a Silver Knight Award in the category of Mathematics and Marcel Van Hemert was an honorable mention. Competing against almost 450 students in Miami-Dade County, we are proud that both our contributors that applied were recognized!