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Hello everyone. My name is Kathy Farace. I am the designer of the Exchange Heart, and I currently work as a full-time hospice counselor. Every day, I witness the deep grief of those who are missing their loved ones. As a military mom of three boys who were actively serving, I understand the challenges of a loved one being deployed or stationed away from home for years. That’s why I have learned there is no time like the present to express your love, and I developed the “A Piece of Me” Exchange Heart.  The value of this product in my work is immeasurable. It is a tangible expression of love for someone you miss.

I would also love to get these hearts in the hands of:

  • Hospice patients and children fighting disease making frequent hospital visits.
  • Military families separated by deployment.
  • Children suffering the challenges of divorce making frequent routine visits.

Recently I gave two dozen of the hearts to a group of new recruits. The response was overwhelming!

With your help we can fund the purchase of materials at bulk cost to produce our product “The Exchange Heart” at the quantities required by my manufacturer (Totally USA made) and product packaging. You will be helping us get the Exchange Heart in the hands of those who need a meaningful connection with someone they love.

The Impact

The exchange heart allows you to connect with your spouse, parent, child, significant other, friend, grandchildren, siblings and more, illustrating the greatest gift that can ever be given; a piece of your heart. I have launched an LLC called Inseparable Treasures where the Exchange Heart and other products can be purchased. Our hope is that folks like yourselves not only will want one for your own exchange but you will want to purchase one to give to a military family, hospice patient or child in need.

Here are some other ways the heart has benefited its recipients:

  • Families separated by parents who travel for work.
  • Significant moves by family, friends and loved ones.
  • Romantic gift for spouse or significant other.
  • Kids leaving for college.

How It Works

The Exchange Heart is a concept of giving, a piece of your heart to someone you love. The Pocket is their to hold precious mementoes you place inside such as:

  • A hand written letter
  • Pictures,
  • Locke of hair,
  • swatch of perfume/cologne
  • or any small personal item you wish your loved one to have. 

You each keep half to be a tangible reminder of your loved one. Some couples keep them together tied as symbol of their relationship. Each half is also embossed with the phrase “We’ll never be apart, we’re tucked inside your heart, here for you to squeeze, A Piece of Me!”

There is no time like now… to share your heart with those you love.

Read what others are saying about the “A Piece of Me” Exchange Heart:

A recently divorced mom bought one for her four year old son who is now making routine visits between mom and dad, stating “The exchange heart has been a tangible way to let her son know that no matter where he goes mommy is always in his heart and daddy too.”

“It’s always the right time for this gift to be given. I got one for my son in the military and another one for my dad back home. I just want them to know how much I love them when we’re so far apart.”

"Money can't buy the response my wife gave me when I gave her the "A Piece of Me" Exchange Heart"

 “My mom was visiting from back east and I gave her the “A Piece of Me” Exchange Heart. She cried and said it was the best gift she has ever received. Thank you!”

“He might not admit it but I saw my husband tear up when I gave him the “A Piece of Me” Exchange heart. I never would’ve believed it could cause that reaction!”

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US AND BEING A SIGINIFICANT PART OF UNITING HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD!

All Gifts are Significant: $1

Your gift allows you to know you participated in sharing in the love around the world and you will be listed on our website as one of our supporters.

One of a Kind: $25

In addition to the acknowledgment of your support, you will receive a personally autographed copy of the two children’s books written and illustrated by Kathy Farace featuring the inspiration of the Exchange Heart, as well as a chance to design your own personal heart from a variety of fabrics.

A Gift to Give: $50

In addition to the rewards above, we will donate an Exchange Heart to your choice of an active duty military family, or a person fighting a terminal disease in your name. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift.

A Keepsake to Keep: $100

In addition to all the above you will receive an autographed Exchange Heart by the designer in its original packaging. Add $35 to your pledge for each additional Exchange Heart you'd like. Includes shipping within the USA (add $5 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $10 for international shipping).

Share the Love Ten Fold: $500

We will send you an autographed Exchange Heart in its original packaging, plus the autographed children’s books by Kathy Farace and we will donate 10 hearts to your choice of active duty military families or persons fighting a terminal disease, in your name. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift. . Add $35 to your pledge for each additional Exchange Heart you'd like. Includes shipping within the USA (add $5 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $10 for international shipping).

The Gift of Giving: $1,000

We will send you an autographed Exchange Heart in its original packaging, plus the autographed children’s books by Kathy Farace and we will donate 25 hearts to your choice of active duty military families or persons fighting a terminal disease, in your name. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift. . Add $35 to your pledge for each additional Exchange Heart you'd like. Includes shipping within the USA (add $5 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $10 for international shipping).