Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council

Happy Hearts Family Fun Day
Happy Hearts Family Fun Day

Was held on January 21, 2017. It was a very fun event for Pediatric Heart patients, caregivers and their families at
Christenberry Fieldhouse, Augusta University.

Thank You to all the Heart Families who attended and all the Volunteers and Donors for their help in making this such a special event for our children with special hearts!!!



Mark your calendar for Council Meetings at the Ronald McDonald House Mills Community Room

Located at 1442 Harper Street Augusta, Ga.

9/14/17        6:00 pm
11/09/17      6:00 pm


Special thanks to the Community Foundation for the CSRA and the Masters Tournament for CHPVC’s
$15,000 grant to support pediatric heart families!
The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council’s mission is to support
children with special hearts, their families, and those who care for them. Our
council is comprised of a unique blend of heart families, caregivers, and
community supporters. Our heart family volunteers can offer hope and
understanding to others facing congenital heart disease, because they have
walked in their shoes. In 1995 our charter members began supporting heart
families through a special partnership with MCG’s Pediatric Cardiology
Department. This was the beginning of the patient- and family-centered care
concept that has received national recognition.
We’re very fortunate to work together with the Children’s Hospital of
Georgia and their dedicated staff in enhancing the lives of children with
congenital and acquired heart disease and their families. Some family
support programs CHPVC helped initiate at the children’s hospital are Camp
Strong Heart, Thanksgiving Day meals, patient educational and
developmental grants, Social Work Services financial assistance, and Happy
Hearts Family Fun Day. We also support other vital community
organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and are well
known for our fundraiser, Doctors Who Cook.
The Community Foundation for the CSRA’s 2015 grant will touch many
lives funding our peer support hospital visitation program by providing 300
therapeutic surgery pillows, an educational heart family forum, and 300
catheterization and surgery patients’ visitation bags. Special thanks to the
Community Foundation for the CSRA and the Masters Tournament for this
generous $15,000 grant!


Congratulations to CHPVC’s 2015 William A. Lutin Spirit of the Heart Award $1,000 recipient, Page Barnes, a first year GRU Occupational Therapy student!  She will use these funds toward her college education.

CHPVC has also awarded three $400 mini-scholarships to the following:

Lacey Enevoldsen, Jamie Watkins, and Allen Rogers for education.


All other applicants received a $50 VISA gift card.
Mini-scholarship and other applicants are welcome to apply for 2016 or future years.


The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council (CHPVC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 to support children with cardiovascular disease and their families through a unique relationship with pediatric caregivers. The success of the CHPVC is attributed to dedicated volunteers, effective leadership, devoted financial supporters and a very important cause — enhancing the lives of children with special hearts and their families.

The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council’s key goal is to provide support through programs such as family visitation, educational seminars, Scholarship Awards, Camp Strong Heart, research awards, and projects associated with the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (Formerly The Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center) Pediatric Cardiology program. These activities are funded through generous donations from friends like you and Doctors Who Cook®, our remarkable, nationally-known, award winning fundraising event.

CHPVC contact info:

Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council
P.O. Box 40086
Augusta, GA 30909

Phone 706-414-4228
Please call or email us for family support or to request hospital visitation.