• Our Annual H 2 H L u v s R K i d s ! Backpack and School Supplies Distribution Event
    • 1st Annual Coats From the Heart Coat Drive
    • Heart To Heart Empowerment partners with local businesses and donors
    • The Living Room Experience, a one year support group
    • PS 151Q in Woodside Queens, New York City
    • Enhancing self-sufficiency, civic engagement, and overall quality of life

We are filled with gratitude and much appreciation for your past support. Because you have a giving heart...


  • Backpacks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks


  • Women's Clothing
  • Kid's Clothing
  • Men's Clothing
  • Gifts


  • Living Room Experience
  • Support group
  • H2H Luv я Kids
  • Backpack Drive


Heart to Heart needs YOU

Without community support we can not complete our ambitious projects in education and advocacy.


Along with a group of committed friends, Shirley Hensford founded Heart to Heart Empowerment, Inc. to facilitate change. Whether it’s by being a champion for personal development, education, income, or health—this group is passionate about the cause.

Learn more about us

Robert and Vincent Finamore (Ages 10 and 7)
“Oh my God! Thanks so much… this helps our family so much!”

Backpack Drive

The Living Room Experience

“This has been one of the most powerful things I have experienced…I am stronger as a woman and mother thanks to ‘The Living Room Experience’”
-2014 Participant

our visionin 3 parts

Heart To Heart Empowerment, Inc. aims to enhance self-sufficiency, civic engagement, and overall quality of life:


schools & youth

Coordinating with public and private schools and their families to assess the critical needs of school-age children and youth. We provide educational supplies to low-income and otherwise needy parents and children via our signature H2H Luvs R Kids! Annual Backpack Distribution Campaign;

volunteer & donations

Providing appropriate attire to low-income and needy families to prepare them for success at school and or work. Low-income and otherwise needy parents and children have special needs. We partner with local business owners and other community agencies for support.

activities & workshops

Providing parents with advocacy and self-development activities that encourage and strengthen the use of public services and promotion of civic engagement. The Living Room Experience is a series of workshops and other training events for needy women that promotes health and overall wellness.

Enhancing self-sufficiency, civic engagement, and overall quality of life.