We believe in giving kids a chance !

The love for a child goes a long way ….





What can we do !

It really dosn’t take much, just showing you care !

In Memory of Carol Jones Orr

Beloved Mother of Our Founder – Kristin Orr-Santorelli

Carol was welcomed into the arms of Jesus in the late evening hours of January 27, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Her final days were spent surrounded by her family, telling stories, drinking coffee, singing her favorite hymns and old country western songs, and plenty of laughter. Carol told us all she was excited to go to heaven and would welcome us when we got there, “organizing the whole party”.

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask that you consider making a memorial donation to Hearts of Mercy, a 501(c)3 organization founded by her daughter, Kristin.  Carol was a lifetime educator, as she dedicated over 40 years of her life tending to the growing hearts and minds of students throughout Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. To continue her legacy, your donation will go directly to sponsor underserved and at-risk youth. Donations can be made via the website at hearts-of-mercy.org or by mail to 16 Jennings Road, Manahawkin NJ 08050.

We wish to thank those of you who knew and loved Carol and for the special role you played in her life. As Carol would say, “It’s been fun! We’ll keep in touch!”


Helping the kids with after school tutoring sessions. We are teaming up with fantastic retired teachers who volunter their time and talents to help these great kids.

After School Sports

Providing the kids with the opportunity to participate in after school sports programs with financial assistance and transportation to practice and games.

Meeting Needs

Stepping up to assist with the costs of things that the family can’t afford, including sports equipment, school backpacks and school supplies.

Who are we?

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children in underserved communities, to embrace their individuality through, sports, extra-curricular activities, relationships and education…..

How can you help?

There are many ways to help. Sponsorship, program donations, volunteering ….. It’s good to get involved, to make a difference. We at Hearts of Mercy believe that even the smallest contribution of love goes a long way …..

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Every dollar makes a difference, it helps show the kids that we care. We show that we care by our after school tutoring, providing rides to after school sports, or purchasing cleats so they can score that touchdown.  We put the money where it’s needed, where it makes the most positive difference in the kids lives.