Our donors make the work of Healing Hearts possible. Because of the support we receive from our member organizations, other corporate and community entities, foundations and private donors, we are able to offer our grief-support program free to participants.


Healing Hearts is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. Contributions are acknowledged by letter. You can mail checks to our address (listed below) or now we are also accepting online donations, click the button below.


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A letter from our Executive Director, Melissa Minkley

Dear Friends of Healing Hearts,

Five months ago, Healing Hearts suspended its in-person programming and cancelled our annual Celebration of Hope fundraising event due to COVID-19. We began strategizing ways to reach out to our families to offer grief support over the phone and online. At that time, we did not expect that we would have to continue to do this for the upcoming school year. In the midst of all this uncertainty, one thing that is for certain is Healing Hearts commitment to being available to our community as we learn and grow from loss and adversity.

This fall Healing Hearts will be providing an array of virtual programming for grieving children and families that will offer empathy and support along with activities that help build coping skills and resiliency. In addition, webinars and online trainings will be offered to members of the community to guide them on providing support to others who are challenged and overwhelmed by the impact of the pandemic and other life altering events.

2020 marks Healing Hearts 10th year of offering grieving children and families hope and healing. We invite you to help us honor the outstanding work and commitment that the supporting partners, board of directors, staff and volunteer facilitators have provided over the past 10 years. The week of September 21st through the 26th we will be hosting a virtual auction and our popular balloon pop. Stay tuned for additional information and a sneak preview of some of the items to be on auction.

We appreciate your support as we strive to provide services to children, families and our community as we cope with isolation, uncertainty, grief and loss.

Most Grateful,

Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT
Executive Director



ProHealthCare Foundation, Don Fundingsland Chaplains Fund

100 Women Who Care

Amazon Smile

Ascension Lutheran Church

Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home

Church and Chapel Funeral Homes

ComForCare Home Care

ElBuen Samaritano

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

First United Methodist Church & Society Team

Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company

GE Foundation

Gethsemane United Methodist Church

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Krause Funeral Homes

Lake Country Women’s Club

Modern Woodmen of America

Northwestern Mutual Life

Oconomowoc Area Foundation

Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

St. Mary Catholic Church

St. William Catholic Church

Salem United Methodist Church

Southminster Presbyterian Church

Thrivent Financial

United Church Women of Waukesha

United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church

Waukesha Community Foundation

Waukesha Kiwanis – Early Risers

Waukesha Noon Kiwanis

Waukesha Service Club

Waukesha Women and Girls Fund

Private Donors 

Donors of In-kind Donations and Community Partners

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Homes

Church and Chapel

ComforCare Home Care

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Oconomowoc

Krause Funeral Homes

Oconomowoc Breakfast Kiwanis

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Pewaukee Kiwanis Club

ProHealth Care

Randle Dable Brisk Funeral Home

Salem United Methodist Women

Scrima, Kabitzke and Co., S.C.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Waukesha Downtown Business Association 

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha Kiwanis – Early Risers

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