Sister Donna Stephenson established a program where young adults would spend a year volunteering with one of 45 human service agencies in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Twenty years later, volunteers have given 133,000 hours of service through the Change A Heart program. The young adults come expecting to change the lives of the people they serve; they often find that they are the ones whose hearts and minds are changed. Living a year in community and sharing their faith also deepens the spirituality of the young men and women who fill that gap year with Change a Heart.
Spending a year in service may not be possible for you, but your gift to Change A Heart will help someone else volunteer.