About Us

About The Valentine Project

The Valentine Project is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that works to support children from birth to 21 years whose lives are affected by cancer or chronic illness. The volunteer-driven organization sends one-of-a-kind Valentines filled with love, hope, and joy across the miles to kids in California, Kentucky, and Ohio.

In 2018, more than 900 children received a Gift Box from The Valentine Project, created by volunteers from around the world.

The Valentine Project was founded by siblings Gregory and Michaela Margida to cultivate compassion for these children. They discovered that dealing with these diagnoses can be especially lonely for patients and siblings alike, and Valentine’s Day – a day that focuses on love – often highlights that loneliness.

At The Valentine Project, our goal is for all children whose lives are affected by cancer or a chronic illness to feel special and loved each Valentine’s Day, and to cultivate compassion year-round through offering volunteer opportunities that bring out the love and kindness in us all.

Together, we can make the world a kinder place, where all people feel loved and valued.

Dedicated Volunteers
Happy Families
Parcels of Love Delivered
Kindness Cards Delivered
Pillowcases Sewn with Love
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Share Your Love to Help Heal Kids Affected by Childhood Cancer and Chronic Illness

For more than a decade, The Valentine Project has been spreading hope, happiness and sweets to kids throughout Northeast Ohio, and now in the San Francisco Bay area.

Check out this video to see how it all began!