Hearts of Hope News


Hearts of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to "creating hope...one heart at a time" ©2017 Hearts of Hope Foundation, Inc.

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Hearts of Hope

2655 Three Mile Run Road

Perkasie, PA 18944

Phone 973.224.6900

email: info@ourheartsofhope.org

Chapter Briefs

Newtown Chapter

Stratford Chapter

Visit our Facebook page to sign up for upcoming events and the latest news from our Stratford Chapter.

Yorktown Chapter


The Newtown Chapter has scheduled Painting Parties every month for the rest of the year. Visit the Newtown Facebook page and learn more. Join the party and help us create Hope!

Our Generous Grantors

The Santiago Abut Foundation awards $10,000 grant

Hearts of Hope is overwhelmingly grateful to The Santiago Abut Foundation for their generous grant of $10,000 to fund start up for our newest chapter, Hearts of Hope North Jersey. This funding will enable our new chapter to "pay it forward" with the creation of more than 1,000 Hearts of Hope.

This grant is made in loving memory of Santi Abut, the oldest child of the Abut family, who died suddenly several years ago. His memory lives on through this foundation, created by the Abut family, to honor Santi’s amazing zest for life and love of art.

The first-ever “Paint with a Purpose” event, hosted by Hearts of Hope North Jersey, was held at Calandra’s Italian Village in Caldwell, NJ, Calandra's Bakery and Restaurants. We are grateful for their generosity in hosting our group and all had a wonderful evening.

Hearts of Hope created during the event will be given as gifts to griehving children from Good Grief, Inc. Children’s Bereavement Center in Morristown and Princeton, NJ. Welcome Hearts of Hope North Jersey Chapter!



From left to right, are Alice Nagy, HoHNJ Chapter President, Judy Pedersen, HoH Founder and Director, Daniel and Sonia Abut, founders of The Santiago Abut Foundation.


Our director, Judy Pedersen and our Board of Directors Vice President, Daniel Abut, were interviewed for an up-coming episode of an Open to Hope Foundation TV show. This is a sneak preview of the interview conducted in their Manhattan studios recently. Stay tuned for more information on the program.

Hearts of Hope Director and Board VP to appear on television program

We recently had the honor and privilege to attend Waterbury's Gold Star Mother's Luncheon. Each family member was gifted a Heart of Hope. It was a pleasure to meet Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Sherri Vogt Veterans District Aide, Gold Star Mothers CT Chapter President Mary Kight, all the Gold Star families, including the MIA families and the Waterbury VFW

North Jersey Chapter


Visit our Facebook page to sign up for upcoming events and the latest news from our North Jersey Chapter.

Check out the first ever Hearts of Hope billboard now displayed in Stratford.  We can't thank the efforts of Chapter President Connie Lester and Barrett Outdoor Accounts Manager Richard Dow for their generosity and efforts to make this happen.

Heartfelt thanks to our amazing Hearts of Hope Newtown volunteer Lorraine and Paul Van Veen and her family for the inspiration behind our recent delivery to Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. Lorraine and her family delivered the hearts to HSC patients and staff that were painted by our volunteers at our April Newtown event. We are so grateful for all of the love that went into making this delivery a reality.

Vice President of our Hearts of Hope North Jersey Chapter, Joni Jasterzbski is an inspiring art teacher pictured here with two of her students.

Hearts of Hope North Jersey volunteers are amazing! They created nearly 80 Hearts of Hope for children with pediatric cancer on May 24 at Calandra's Bakery and Restaurants in Caldwell, NJ. We couldn't ask for a nicer venue and we couldn't ask for better volunteers who embrace our mission of "creating hope...one heart at a time."

Ella from Troop 1346 delivered Hearts on May 20 to the Pet Pantry volunteers. Thank you to The Peninsula Pet Pantry for what you do for our community we appreciate you!

members. This was a true Memorial Day

Commencement honoring our fallen Soldiers.