A Model For Giving
Viola Barrios believed her life was blessed by God, and she believed that blessing gave her the obligation and the opportunity to help those in need. Her charity work was strictly personal and without fanfare. Those who knew her charity saw in her a huge, giving and loving heart that drove her to help others improve their lives.
Viola’s Huge Heart Foundation has kicked off it's 2021 Annual Pledge Campaign. We hope that you will join the small businesses and volunteers working together to transform the life of deserving students. Raised funds are used to provide full ride scholarships so needy students are able to attend some of the greatest local high schools. This not only transforms the life of the recipient, but is an investment in our community.
Thousand Dollars Awarded
Years of Service
A Letter From Louis Barrios
Viola’s Huge Heart Foundation, the nonprofit charity my sisters and I established to continue our mother’s acts of charity, is asking for a contribution of your choosing to support one scholarship for one student who merits your personal donation.
Our goal is to increase the Foundation’s community capacity to fund the schooling of more individuals students qualified by academic history, personal character and financial need.
The Foundation in May awarded its “Little Viola” Scholarship to its fourth recipient, Samantha Santos. She’s a freshman at Holy Cross High School. She joins Abigail Issarraras, Daniela Portillo and Daniela Cisneros as a Foundation grantee.
Abigail Issarrarras, our first recipient, graduated from Incarnate Word High School in 2013 and is now in college. Our Second recipient, Daniela Portillo, graduated from Providence High School in May 2014. She is now a freshman at Incarnate Word University.
The scholarship program underwrites high quality education for financially constrained students through high school to prepare them for college and high achievement.
Please join me with a gift to “Little Viola Scholarship Fund.” Your help has a direct affect not only on individual recipients but their families. I hope that you will consider support at the level you are comfortable with. All you need to do to become a Valued Donor is to make a gift of your choice. Your contribution now is an investment in our community’s present and future.