Your Donation Will Help these Children Break THE Cycle of hunger and poverty.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Matthew 25:35


Pure Heart Children's Fund

In Managua, Nicaragua, many residents forage through the local city dump.

They look for edible food scraps or items they hope to sell to pay for food to feed their families. When we looked further into the situation in the city, we realized how many children struggle with food insecurity, as well as a host of other difficulties, including high rates of human trafficking and physical abuse.

The founders of Pure Heart Children’s Fund seek to offer food and education to children in need.

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We started in Managua, Nicaragua, where we serve around 200 meals each day to local children. For some of those children, it’s their only meal each day. Since then, we’ve also had the opportunity to open a preschool as well as a K-5 grade school, which allows us to help instill a love for learning at a young age.

With nutrition and education, we hope to serve the children of Managua. We hope to allow them to achieve their maximum potential for happiness in their lives and good in this world. Since 2012, we’ve been able to expand our reach from Burton, Ohio, USA to help children across six continents.

We’d like to be able to do even more, but we need your help. When you consider a donation today, remember that no gift is too small. Pennies add up to dollars, and dollars help make a huge impact on the lives of these children.

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Be Part of What We Do

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

There are various ways to help Pure Heart Children’s Fund. We hope one of the opportunities to affect change will resonate with you.

100% of the donations we receive go directly toward helping the children we seek to aid and protect.

There are also some alternatives to donating funds that might interest you:

In the U.S., the Pure Heart Children's Fund actively assists Native American children to navigate the educational system and help them achieve their life goals.

In Pakistan, we work with a group to teach women trades or crafts to allow them to provide for themselves and their children.

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In Nicaragua, United states, Pakistan and globally, we help feed and educate children in need.

In general, we have cooperative relationships with organizations that work to abolish human and child trafficking.

Another goal of ours is to establish further infrastructure in Nicaragua and other areas in need. These include but are not limited to orphanages, schools, assisted living facilities for the elderly, churches, community gathering spaces, communal farms, sustainable housing and much more.

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If you can’t donate money but want to help, please let us know if you’re interested in volunteer work. There are many opportunities for volunteers.

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Put a name and face to the benefits you’re offering a child in need.

It will change a life, and you can see for yourself the difference it makes.



Become a Corporate Sponsor

Our corporate sponsors at Pure Heart Children’s Fund make an incredible impact.

Whether it’s with corporate volunteer trips, donations or fundraising campaigns, we’re always looking to team up with corporations that want to make a difference.

It’s important to employees that their companies work to achieve positive change in the world, so this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to doing good in the world to your entire corporation.

Who We are

Meet Our Team

Dean and Winnie Peters

Dean and Winnie Peters

Founder of Pure Heart Children’s Fund, Board of Directors Vice President

My wife Winnie and I have been helping at-risk children for over the last three decades because that’s what we feel the Lord would have us to do. They are, in our opinion, ‘the least of these’ as Jesus says in Matthew 25:49: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Diego Peters

Diego Peters

Board of Directors President

Diego is studying Finance at Kent State University and is currently a sophomore. He is Dean Peters’ oldest son and like Dean, graduated from Berkshire High School in the small town of Burton, Ohio. He enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and beaches. He has been a part of Pure Heart for nearly ten years now - long before it became an official entity - so, it has... Read More been tremendous for him to see how far it has gone and to see the potential for its future with such a good group of people. Read less

Melba Hale

Melba Hale

Board of Directors Secretary

Melba was introduced to the missions of Dean and Winnie Peters several years ago by daughter, Bev Dixon. She is an experienced executive secretary and has held several administrative positions in the past years. Currently, in her semi-retired place in Life, she is still involved in the professional world as an independent contractor. Overall, her attention to detail,... Read More experiences, strong belief in Proverbs 3:5-6, and commendable commitment to caring for family and others will prove to be invaluable in her position as Secretary on the Board of Directors Read less

Jill Vinecourt

Jill Vinecourt

Board of Directors Treasurer

Jill says she is honored to be selected as a board member and treasurer for such a worthwhile nonprofit. Jill is an entrepreneur, patented inventor, and geologist, and has decades of business experience to bring to the table along with previous nonprofit board experience. As a mother and grandmother, her heart is drawn to help children everywhere.

Ky Bowman

Ky Bowman

Director of Fundraising

Ky is a current student at Ohio University and is working to fulfill his bachelor’s degree in marketing and business analytics. He resides in Chardon, Ohio and participates in several organizations that work to better his community. In addition, Ky is an active member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, which strives to raise thousands of dollars each... Read More year for the SeriousFun Foundation. Ky can also be characterized as a devoted Christian and an individual that enjoys traveling the world when granted the opportunity. Read less

Zach Yokules

Zach Yokules

Director of Digital Operations

Zach is currently enrolled at Kent State University and is a digital media production major. He is a friend of the Peters family and is also a graduate of Berkshire High School in Burton, Ohio. Zach has worked at food kitchens and has helped people in need in his community since he was in high school. He has a passion for movies, he enjoys spending time... Read More outdoors, and he skateboards in his free time. He is excited for the future of Pure Heart and is hopeful that it can improve the lives of those who need it.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15 Read less


Fundraise in Your Community

If you’ve been able to donate to our cause, then we thank you.

And if you haven’t, we understand that not everyone has the funds to do so. But there are other ways to make a difference.


If you want to get involved, then organize a fundraiser in your community!

By getting others involved, too, the impact you can make is even greater.

Popular options that have worked well in the past include bake sales, yard sales and even collecting donations to send overseas.

If you’re interested in achieving widespread community involvement for charity, then let us know.

We’re more than happy to help you with your fundraising efforts.

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We look forward to spreading awareness of the cause and hope you feel the same.

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Reach out now for more information on the Pure Heart Children's Fund and find out more on how you can make a difference!

14519 N Cheshire Street Burton, OH 44021
(440) 283 8018

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