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Our Mission:

We are a nonprofit organization with a mission to help serve the poor, the homeless, seniors, youth, and many individuals and families in need. Our volunteers work together to provide families with food, clothes, resources, and support. Some of our projects include: Operation Handy Pack, Box of Love, Children Drives, Back to School, Secret Santa, The Skid Row Project, Let’s Go Green, and participating in several awareness projects. Our site offers alternative resources where individuals can volunteer, donate, and give back to local churches, projects, shelters, and missionary groups in your area.

Our Story:

Ignite the Hearts first started as a small volunteering project. Founder Brianna Fernandez shared her story about how she and her family were able to overcome homelessness and adversities because of the kindness of strangers and donations.  Brianna and her team are passionate about giving back to their community and making sure that no individual is left hungry or unsupported.

Total Completed Projects To Date


Boxes Of Love

Were prepared and delivered to families in need.


Operation HandyPacks

Were prepared and delivered to homeless individuals.


Let’s Go Green

Locations have been cleaned.


Child Wishes

Were prepared and delivered to children.

Meet The Team

Brianna A Fernandez

Founder, President

The founder of Ignite the Hearts Foundation and the organization’s ball of energy.  She is a New York/ LA-based actress and Activist with a passion for helping those in need. Brianna loves connecting with other organizations and inspiring volunteers to Pay it Forward. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and BA in Psychology at Penn State University.

Rafael Fernandez Jr

Co-founder / VP, Marketing and Business Development

Mr Accountability and Organization! Rafael has been working with youth and families in need for over 20 years.  A self taught Web Developer and Social Media Guru, Rafael is our resident “GEEK”. If you got an email about Ignite the Hearts, it probably came from this guy!

Veronica M. Fernandez

Artistic Director

Her picture says it all!! Artistic, Full of Color and crazy passionate about helping the homeless. Ronnie is currently a Honor Student who is graduating with her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. If it doesn’t look right, it doesn’t reach the audience.

Carmen Rivera

Head Coordinator - Miami, Florida District
Carmen is excited to join the Ignite the Hearts team and help families in need in the Miami District. She and her volunteers have decorated numerous boxes and donated foods and toys to the Miami Rescue Mission.
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