​​"I am not a Teacher,
​but an awakener."

​Robert Frost

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The Andrea Galen Jacks Memorial Scholarship  was founded in 2004 with an initial goal to raise $10,000.00 and to be endowed at the Community Foundation of Burke County.
As of April 2015, this  endowment fund has grown to $74,466.83.  This educational endowment guarantees that Burke County foster children will be able to pursue secondary educational opportunities.
 A disbursement of funds is granted quarterly to provide scholarship funding and additional educational needs to Burke County  foster children.

The purposes of this corporation are as follows:

  • To support and assist foster and adoptive children in the custody of Burke County Department of Social Services.

  • To provide support for educational programs  that will enhance services for foster and adoptive children and their families in custody of Burke County Department of Social Services.

  • To assist with the location of and to secure any and all services that will benefit foster children in the custody of Burke County Department of Social Services.

  • To aid in the establishment and support of any and all programs and organizations that will enhance the quality of life for foster children in Burke County and their families.

  • To advocate policies which promote stable, permanent homes for all Burke County foster children in a timely manner.

  • To educate the community regarding the dire need for safe, loving homes that will allow children to stay within their communities, where possible and that will meet the physical and cultural needs of all children.


About Us

Homes for Hearts, Inc.  is a private non-profit organization, 501(c) 3, designed specifically to raise funds to help provide financial support for children in the custody of the Burke County Department of Social Services.  Homes for Hearts, Inc. showed continued growth and progress during the 2014-2015 year. The diverse board of directors is made up of  twenty local individuals who share a common goal of improving the quality of life for all of Burke County's foster children.  Homes for Hearts, Inc. hosts three to four fundraisers per year to support the following core service support areas:

  • Educational expenses - Tutoring, mentoring, educational materials, school supplies​

  • Camp expenses - Sports, music, recreation, ROTC, - priority is given to camps with a focus on education

  • Prom expenses - S100.00 is provided for Juniors and Seniors

  • Graduation expenses - Includes  Event invitations, cap and gowns, class ring, etc - $200.00 per graduate

  • Andrea Galen Jacks scholarship - $1,000.00 per year

  • Birthdays - $30.00 per child plus a coupon for a free meal 

  • Christmas presents, and other Special Occasions

  • Foster Care Annual Christmas Party