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Adoptions From The Heart 3rd Annual Share Your Heart Benefit Concert

Manayunk, PA, October 11, 2019 --( Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) is hosting its 3rd Annual Share Your Heart Benefit Concert on November 7, 2019 at Manayunk Brewing Company. The event will kickstart the National Adoption Month celebration. The four-hour fundraising event will be held from 7pm-11pm. The event raises money for the AFTH Birth Parent Scholarship Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to birth parents in their pursuit to receiving an education at either a four-year college or trade school. The concert will feature live music performances from, Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, Whiskey Logic, and Miss Elaine. All proceeds made through ticket and raffle sales will go directly to AFTH’s Birth Parent Scholarship Fund.

The Birth Parent Scholarship Fund was created by AFTH’s Associate Director, Heidi Gonzalez. “I wanted to give men and women a chance to better their situations that may have led them to place a child for adoption. By helping them financially with school or trade school we are helping them to improve their lives,” said Heidi. The scholarship fund is primarily financed through donations and is not exclusive to only birth parents who have placed a child for adoption through AFTH.

The board members of the nonprofit gather twice a year to analyze scholarship applications for the spring and fall semesters. The overall goal for AFTH is to increase the number of scholarships given out and the monetary amount that is awarded to each recipient. The Fall 2019 Birth Parent Scholarship recipient is Lucy Amidon. Lucy currently works for a financial corporation. It is her goal to earn her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and management. Lucy’s dream is to pursue a career as a commercial or residential loan officer within the company she currently works for.

“I am a single mother to my 3-year-old and having this scholarship gives me the ability to be able to work, go to school, and still be home to tuck my son into bed at night without having to worry about getting a second job,” said Lucy. Lucy will be studying at Harrisburg Area Community College in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree.

Concert goers can buy raffle tickets for chances at winning exciting prizes. Prizes include a $125 gift card to eat at Fogo De Chao, a Mountain Laurel 3 day-2 night getaway package for 2 adults and 2 children, 4 tickets to see Matt and Kim at the Franklin Music Hall, and many more. Those who are unable to attend the concert can still support the Birth Parent Scholarship fund by donating online at

Tickets can be purchased on the 3rd Annual Share Your Heart Benefit website. The purchase of each ticket will include food, one-free drink, happy hour drinks, and entry to the concert.

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To donate directly to the Birth Parent Scholarship Fund visit:

The AFTH Share Your Heart Benefit Concert’s headlining sponsor is Cam Media Team. The company’s founder, Darrick Rizzo, is a birth father who placed his son for adoption as a freshman in college. The renowned business specializes in marketing videos, branding for public figures, live streaming events, etc.

About Adoptions From The Heart:
Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) was founded in 1985 by Maxine Chalker, our Executive Director. Maxine, herself as an adoptee, wanted to give adoption a new face by breaking down the barriers and taking some of the mystery out of the adoption process. AFTH is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a safe, loving home for children and offer comprehensive, high-quality services to adoptive families, birth parents, and children. The agency is licensed in PA, NJ, DE, CT, VA, and NY.
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Adoptions From The Heart
Meagan Twardy
(610) 642-7200

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