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Hearts for Heat is a community-based and driven non-profit organization dedicated to providing heat to residents in need.

We are recognized by the federal government as a 501(c)3 public charity and as such, donations are tax deductible.

2015 is our 10th anniversary.

To date we have provided 900 distributions of fuel to needy households across Worcester County.

Click the logo at the left to view the events celebrating our anniversary.


Each chapter is represented on this website. Please click on your town in the row above.

Special Thanksgiving Event — the Holden 5K Road Race

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(Hearts for Heat is a grateful recipient of a portion of the proceeds.}

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has posted some useful information in the article:
"Help With Your Winter Utility Bill".

You might be interested in Joseph's Project. They deliver food to families in need.

Hearts for Heat was founded by Cindy Shea.

Cindy has a social work and teaching background, and a passion for helping those in need. In 2007 Cindy was invited to the State House to be recognized as a "Massachusetts State Heroine" for her work with Hearts for Heat.

She has received awards by the Massachusetts Senate, House of Representatives, the Governor. and from the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce.

Lew Evangelidis and Cindy Shea

Cindy has appeared on local access television and has been featured in area newspapers multiple times. She has been instrumental in establishing chapters of Hearts for Heat in several towns in Worcester County.

Cindy is a mother of 3 and a grandmother. She and her husband, Deric, have lived in Princeton since 1986.