How did Heartworks begin?
Heartworks was originally established in Bernardsville New Jersey by Megan McDowell. An act of kindness group, it was inspired by the outpouring of generosity that her own family received as a result of 9/11. The incredible community support by way of random acts of kindness helped sustain their family during that difficult time. Megan vowed that she would pay it forward one day. In 2004 she created Heartworks of New Jersey.
Heartworks of Vermont
Lisa Kelly, childhood friend of Megan McDowell, was so inspired that she created Heartworks of Vermont in January of 2008 with the intention of spreading acts of kindness in our community and helping to make a difference in the lives of people in need.