Mortgages with a Heart was created in honor of our first born child Hayden M. Smith, who passed away August 21, 2015 at the age of 17 years and 10 months from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Hayden was truly a selfless person who loved helping others. So in order to carry on his loving, selfless kind-hearted spirit, I created Mortgages with a Heart.
Every loan that I close, I will give $200 of my commission to charities that were important to Hayden and/or to us as a family. Not only will I be giving, but this site will link others to the site for direct donations.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Bill Smith, Proud Father of Hayden #HaydenStrongForever
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ABOUT HAYDEN M. SMITH
Hayden M. Smith was a bright light in the Saline community whose light was put out too soon. His smile was inviting and could light up a room. He made everyone feel as though they were special (which each person is), and immediately comfortable being around him. He cared about everyone and was very humble and placed other’s needs before his own. Even with his siblings, Hope and Carter, he would often “take the back seat” so to speak to avoid confrontation and let their wishes be met.
Since he was a young boy, he had a keen sense about people’s feelings and emotions and would respond and encourage accordingly. He had a very high emotional IQ and it was noticed by all.
Hayden would deliver meals to homebound individuals and would help at Food Gatherers as well with the Saline High School Interact Club.
Hayden also went to Haiti as part of his Senior Capstone project over Christmas break 2014 with Poured Out and he fell in love with the people and intended to go back the next Christmas break, but God had other plans for him.
Another love of Hayden’s was Water Polo. Not only was he a very good polo player, winning multiple awards, and he taught grade school age water polo clinics through Wolverine Water Polo. Hayden was actually on his way to an early morning coaching session when he was in his auto accident.
To give you an idea of how important Hayden was to many of his fellow students, I would receive personal Facebook messages, texts and emails from parents sharing how much their son or daughter was helped by Hayden and how hurt they were to hear of his passing. What better feedback as parent could we ask for?!
The goal of Mortgages with a Heart is to carry on Hayden’s amazing spirit by supporting causes and/or organizations that were special to him and us.
CHARITABLE GIVING OPTIONS
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The Foundation for Saline Area Schools is a non-profit organization that provides private funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline school district. The Foundation rewards excellence and innovation through distribution of individual teaching grants and funds for district wide strategic goals. Grants distributed by the Foundation serve as seed money for educational initiatives that cannot be funded by the general budget.
The Foundation will achieve its objective by focusing its support on activities in the following areas:
I. Promote student learning opportunities.
- Award funds for educational enrichment activities for students district-wide, including, but not limited to, out-of-school experiences.
- Promote the health and well-being of all students.
II. Encourage excellence and growth of all staff.
- Provide resources for creative ideas and programs.
- Promote innovative teaching.
III. Facilitate community/school partnerships.
- Provide a vehicle for individuals and organizations to share resources and gifts with our schools.
- Support enrichment programs for the schools in partnership with the community.
Ele’s Place is a nonprofit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens, and their families.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
Every grieving child in Michigan will have access to compassionate support.
- Respect: Valuing compassion and confidentiality in all we do for grieving children and their families.
- Excellence: Achieving the highest quality, most effective programming and organizational administration.
- Inclusivity: Striving to provide access to our programming for all who seek it.
- Passion: Holding an intense commitment to the work we do.
- Stewardship: Accepting responsibility as caretakers of our organization as a community asset.
Poured Out believes every community deserves the opportunity to access clean drinking water. In order to achieve this goal, Poured Out seeks to enable individuals to access clean water through various filtration techniques, educate communities in working and maintaining these units, and empower those who share our concern in providing those things. We design, build, and install filtration systems in an international setting. Currently we are working in Haiti.
Poured Out US Disaster Response seeks to be first-on-the-ground response to communities who have been struck by natural disaster. We help local churches by providing the necessary knowledge and equipment to help deal with the crisis around them after a natural disaster. We also connect willing volunteers to tools and homeowners needing help after a storm. We muck out homes, clean up debris, cut down dangerous trees, repair roofs, distribute goods, and ensure people get the help they need as quickly as possible.
Poured Out is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization as we use the donations we are given to aid the communities we are serving. Our staff raise their own support with limited administrative support from the organization.
The mission of The ChadTough Foundation is to fund research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
The most hated word in the world of pediatric brain tumors is “rare”. “Rare” is the reason there is not enough research being done. “Rare” is the reason there aren’t drugs being developed. “Rare” is the reason there is so little funding. “Rare” is why our kids don’t have more options.
The three facts below negate the claim of “rare”:
- Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in America
- Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children
- DIPG is the leading cause of death from brain tumors in children
Our mission is to help our struggling neighbors within the Saline Area School District by providing them the extra aid, tools and resources to help improve their lives.
Since we’re a non-profit organization, we heavily rely on the help of our community for our success. Thankfully, the support and donations we’ve received during the past 54 years have enabled us to provide the needed, ongoing assistance for up to 400 individuals who need our help on a weekly basis.
In just the last year alone, we were able to provide over $150,000 in food and paper product donations to the families we serve. We’re also a great resource in helping our clients connect with a variety of different resources beyond our agency. Whether our clients’ needs are financial, physical, emotional or require information, we’re here to help. We’ve come a long way since 1961 when Marian Hering first established Saline Area Social Service in her basement to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to those in need in the Saline Community!