AHEART Introduces... 


Daddy Gift Exchange:

A Program to Support Fathers.

The theme for this program is Factoring Fathers In, where the importance of having a father in a child's life is promoted.  It allows an infant to receive twice the emergency assistance per month instead of once when only the mother comes for aid. The Daddy Gift Exchange is a male form of a baby shower and is aimed at male organizations, businesses, and agencies.  
Daddy Gift Exchange events are perfect for Men’s Fellowships, Fraternities, Masons, and other civic groups.

Daddy Gift Exchange (DGE) offers the opportunity for change in the lives of our next generation by supporting fathers of all racial, ethnic, economical, and social backgrounds by sharing our time, and pooling our internal gifts developed and seasoned by life experience. These meetings bring awareness of the importance of having a father involved in the life of his children.

 AHEART's Daddy Gift Exchange     —   MLK School in Atlantic City, NJ

 AHEART's Daddy Gift Exchange — MLK School in Atlantic City, NJ

Each event is designed to equip and strengthen new and single fathers by empowering them with knowledge and providing physical resources. God’s word in the book of Hosea 4:6 reads, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.” Men reaching out to other men to provide support as well as important information on how they can get involved and Make a Difference in the life of a Special Heart Baby.

Through DGE, our mission is simply to break the vicious cycle of fatherless children fathering fatherless children.

Our vision is to heal HEARTS by educating, advocating, restoring, and transforming. The purpose of this program is to organize and inspire men to encourage men to step up and stay involved with their children.

If you’re hungry, here’s some food for thought:

  • More than 125,000 children are annually affected by paternal incarceration.
  • Paternal rights are rarely considered in relations to fathers at sentencing.
  • An inmate is six (6) times less likely to re-offend if kept in-touch with their families; yet 35% of prisons do not have visitor centers.
  • 11,000 prisoners are held more than 100 miles away from home.
  • 50% of all young inmates will never, never, never see their children.
  • Father and Mother involvement at age 7 significantly and independently predicts higher educational attainment by age 20 for both boys and girls.