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Openheart Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Caring & Sharing
Kimberly Gilbert
Corporate Partners



We currently have ovr 40 volunteers helping in one or more division.

  •  Our Bronze Volunteers have dedicated about 20 hours a month. 

  •  Our Silver volunteers help us at least eight hours per week. 

  •  We also have a few dedicated Gold Volunteers that are available to assist persons in need on a 24 hour 7 day availability.

We are quite fortunate in our volunteer base.

  1. Openheart Volunteers assist with food distribution events. Other OHI Volunteers assist with education, job training and employment placement opportunities thru community centers. We also assist with various disaster relief efforts and drives.

  2. Canine experts help with K-9 education and behavior modification (positive training)

  3. Foster homes for our K-9 Rescue Division. Adoption Events at local PetSmart.

When youngsters want to volunteer, we suggest that they get involved with their family by serving as foster homes or we suggest that they help out through fundraising.  Below is the email we send out to kids who want to volunteer.
      Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Openheart Rescue. We are always in need of dedicated volunteers to help us with our day-to-day operations and with special events. However,  (unsupervised) volunteers must be 18 years and older.  We do, however, have a dedicated and dynamic group of volunteers under the age of 18 who provide much needed assistance and lead the way in fundraising and championing the efforts to help successfully place rescued animals into loving homes, under the supervision of their parents or guardian..
      Service projects are a great way for junior volunteers to become great leaders in the community.

  • One example of a service project is to hold a Canned Food Drive to help our Family Assistance Program.

  • Our Back to School Drive is always in need of clean usable clothing and backpacks, school supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, art supplies.

  • Another is a Pet Supplies Drive for Openheart's Rescue division in your neighborhood or at your school.  If you would like to organize a drive and gather items, we are always in need of hand sanitizer, spray bottles, commercial strength waste bags (33 gallons), bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, leashes, stainless steel bowls, collars, dog treats, plastic or wire dog crates in usable condition, dog toys, dog treats and dry dog and puppy food. 

  • Another idea that other junior volunteers have taken on is to organize a yard sale, car wash or bake sale and use the donations to help many of the programs 

      One young girl decided that she has all that she needs and asked her family and friends for donations in lieu of birthday gifts. 
      We have also had several scout troops help us with a project in order to complete a service badge or requirement. If this is something you are interested in, please have your troop leader contact our event coordinator, Tony Lugo at fundraiser@Openheart.US.
      We appreciate your interest in your community and hope you will consider serving as a junior volunteer.
Thank you again for your interest and support,
Jerry McCoy
Volunteer Coordinatior

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Openheart Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. We Thank You for your continued support.

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