Be of Brave Heart
Companionship, Respite, & Education
With our volunteers and community partners, we provide compassionate care, companionship, respite and education to those facing illness, isolation, end of life and grief.
Fill the Heart Fundraiser + Brave Heart Buoys
Due to Covid 19, we have cancelled our 2020 Brave Heart Bowls Fundraiser. In lieu, we present the Fill the Heart Fundraiser!
Please help us raise $35,000 by December 31st.
Donate online or mail checks/cash to: PO Box 6336, Sitka AK 99835
Summer donors were entered in a special one-day door prize giveaway to receive a gratitude gift on August 30th. Check out the gratitude gifts and the list of prize recipients below!
Mark Bartlett- The drifter (Humpback)
Norm Campbell- Jackie-the-Lantern
Mary Chambers- Small Colorful Birds
Mary Chambers- Bull Kelp
Kaylee Cunningham- Catching Fish Instead of Catching COVID-19
Shanti Friedman- The Tidepool
Fiona Ferguson- Garden Greens
Jerrod Galanin- Electric Raven (blue hair)
Pat Kehoe- Intertidal World (abalone & starfish)
Ashia Lane- Lupine
Helen Mercado- Killer Whale
Amelia Mosher- Inspired by Hokusai’s famous wave painting
Lucy Pizzuto-Phillips- Kingfisher
James Poulson- Deda Art (Mona Lisa)
DJ Robidou- The Whale is Passing Through
DJ Robidou- The Octopus is Wrapped Around
Mark Sixby and Liz Zacher- Octopus (2 octopuses)
Allie Spurlock- Seafood of Alaska (black and white)
Jan Steinbright- Something to Crow About Miss Priscilla
Iko Sullival- Spring Delight (humming bird)
Adrienne Wilbur- Change is an Opportunity for Change (nails)
Didn't win a buoy?
You can still donate $$
2020 Buoy Artist
Our Brave Heart Stories
Brave Heart volunteers Michaela and Connor Dunlap provide companionship for Lupe Alvarez at the Pioneer Home. Being that there’s no family in town, among other things, they facilitate weekly treasured phone calls with Lupe and her daughter, Sonja.
When asked about their time with her, Lupe comments, “Isn’t that great, it’s just like having family, that’s wonderful. They are wonderful people. They are interesting, not only fun, they are young.”
Brave Heart Volunteer Phyllis Hackett visits with Nancy Rickets. When asked about her experience, Nancy says:
“I found out what Brave Heart does, and what is most helpful for me is the companionship. The volunteer I have now is Phyllis Hackett, she is a great, great gal. She is willing to walk fast, hard or easy, and now it has to be easy for me. I have walked in Sitka for almost 45 years, I walked everywhere and I loved it. When it gets so you can’t walk so well anymore, it is really important to have someone with you. I tell her what I can handle and what I find enjoyable. It’s really important to get out if you need mental stimulation!”
Have you been flamingoed?
The Brave Heart Flamingo Challenge is a fun way for Sitkans to smile and have some fun when they see the Brave Heart Flock of Flamingos has landed in their yard! Who can resist the playfulness and humor of bright pink, plastic flamingos, especially in Sitka Alaska, where they are far, far from home?