CHARITIES

If you are interested in volunteering (money or time) for any of the charities that Jane supports, please contact the individual charity directly.

The Open Hearts Foundation
22631 Pacific Coast Highway #900
Malibu, California 90265
(310) 497-7798
info@openheartsfoundation.org

The Open Hearts symbol has become synonymous with actress and artist Jane Seymour and the Open Hearts artwork that inspired her jewelry collection available exclusively at Kay Jewelers. The Open Hearts Foundation is a nonprofit charity established to raise funds to enrich the lives of children in the areas of health, arts, sports and education. The Foundation’s goal is to bring the Open Heart movement into communities worldwide by providing funds to children’s charitable organizations. Living with an Open Heart allows you to overcome adversity and create something positive in your life. The Open Heart symbol was inspired by Jane Seymour’s paintings. Every time she painted a heart it was open, and when there were two or more, they were connected. Seymour came to realize that this reflected her mother’s advice that love should have no boundaries and should flow unconditionally. Life is full of challenges, but when your heart is open it can never stay broken and love will always find its way in. This powerful philosophy has moved people to recognize the Open Heart as a universal symbol of giving and receiving love.

City Hearts, Kids Say Yes To The Arts
P.O. Box 1314
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-2898

She is an honorary Chairperson. "City Hearts" teaches at risk children. It provides nurturing and inspires the at-risk and court-afflicted youths by providing free classes in performing and visual arts to lead the child away from delinquency and to make positive choices. In 1998, at the Korbel Art Auction, Jane sold 27 of her watercolor paintings for charity for "City Hearts" (Korbel Champagne). She had her art work on the label. She raised $18,000 for "City Hearts, Kids Say Yes to the Arts."

American Red Cross
431 18th Street, N.W., 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Make a donation: (800) HELP-NOW

She is a member of the Celebrity Cabinet with the Red Cross. Already active in philanthropic endeavors here and abroad, Ms. Seymour's involvement with the Red Cross will help educate those around the globe on the importance of Red Cross services. She is in charge of encouraging children in schools across the US to donate $1 for vaccinations in lesser-developed countries around the world. $1 covers the cost of 1 child's vaccination, so each child who donates will be paying to vaccinate another child.

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
(480) 922-8212
(800) 4-A-CHILD

For more than two decades, Jane has actively supported Childhelp USA, one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profits dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. She has visited abused children served by Childhelp USA, attended fund-raising events, donated limited edition prints of her watercolors and proceeds from book signings, and appeared in the charity's promotional videos. She also serves as Childhelp's International Ambassador. In 1990, Jane received Childhelp USA's prestigious "Woman of the World" humanitarian award.

National Children's Advocacy Center
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Ph: (256) 533-5437
Fax: (256) 534-6883

Reeve-Irvine Research Center
252 Irvine Hall University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3950
Fax: (949) 824-2676
Sharon Rossie
500 Morris Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081

Jane helps to raise money (and gives donations of her own) for the Research Center as well as The American Paralysis Association, which are both at the same location and work side by side. The Research Center is located at the University of California, Irvine. Jane has accepted a check from Gerber Baby Food on behalf of the Research Center. Everthing Jane does for this charity is in Christopher Reeve's name. They co-starred together in the cult classic "Somewhere in Time" in 1980 and remained good friends until Chris' untimely passing.