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While it would be easy to bask in the accomplishment, this milestone serves as a springboard to remind us of the countless tens of thousands who are suffering from illness, grieving over loved ones and hoping for strength to carry on, no matter what their plight may be.
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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!
We've reached the 80,000 hearts delivered milestone
In a community filled with thoughtful, inspired volunteers, Kristen Anderson Mattera has led the charge in creating hope in Newtown, CT for four years. Her unwavering dedication catapulted this chapter to grow into something greater than we could have ever hoped for. Hearts of Hope Newtown is a safe haven for all looking to be inspired by art or the unbelievable act of creating hope in someone else's life. Kristen helped create such a place. Throughout these four years, she has personally had a hand in painting, prepping, photographing, and distributing nearly 5,000 hearts. With every heart created, at least ten lives are touched throughout the process. Kristen has proven over and over that one person can make a difference. Among the thousands who are grateful for your love and care, please include all of us at Hearts of Hope. We will miss your inspiring posts and grammatical savvy, but mostly, we will miss the love and hope you have given all of us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Footnote: Although Kristen will no longer serve as President, she has decided to stay on as a volunteer which softens the blow of her departure.
Newtown Chapter President steps down after four years of extraordinary service
We delivered hearts July 12 to Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, located in Marietta, Georgia. We loved meeting the staff; this is such a great outreach program. They help cancer patients navigate this difficult journey by providing weekly support groups, endless resources, wigs, transportation and many other services. To learn more about the services they provide, please go to lovingarms.support. These are beautiful ladies with beautiful and compassionate hearts.They gave us a gift and sent us with hats and scarves for children so we could pass them on to Caring With Grace in CT! What a wonderful surprise and just goes to show that a giving heart is a happy heart and that paying it forward goes full circle, not once
or twice fold, but endlessly
at times.We revisited them on
July 18 and personally handed
out hearts to their support
group and volunteers painted
hearts as well. We have made
a beautiful connection here
and we will always hold
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
close to our hearts.
North Jersey Chapter
Executive Director Judy Pedersen presents Kristen Anderson Mattera with a token of her achievement.
Hearts of Hope loves the Montville Women's Club and Terry A Becker (pictured here on the right) for their extraordinary support of Hearts of Hope. This generous donation of $1,100 will touch the lives of more than 100 people in need. If your group or organization would like to support our efforts, learn more by visiting this link.
We are so pleased and proud to announce that Hearts of Hope has now reached 80,000 different individuals and groups with messages of love, support and hope. From our first delivery in New York right after 9/11 to the thousands and thousands of people all over the country since, you and your support of our efforts are to be congratulated.
Montville Township Women's Club generously
donates $1100 to Hearts of Hope
On July 11, Hearts of Hope delivered hearts to the Fresenius Kidney Care Hiram, Georgia. This is our first delivery in Georgia and nurses and patients could not have been more pleased. This was a very special delivery for many reasons. Hiram, Georgia is the hometown or our Stratford Chapter President, Connie Lester. One of her dear and longtime friends, Jason, a Hearts of Hope recipient, has a rare kidney disease and his beautiful wife Carrie donated her kidney three years ago. Both accompanied us on this delivery. We were invited to stay and personally hand out hearts to a few patients who were visiting the center! Barbara, a patient pictured above, was such a lovely lady and her heart is full of love and hope, she was so grateful for the gift of hope! Barbara, thank you for being such a kind and kindred spirit, your light shines bright!
We could not be more thankful for all our Georgia friends and family for hosting our first Hearts of Hope event in Georgia on July 12. A huge thank you to The Olive Tree Restaurant Hiram for letting us use their beautiful restaurant; the food was delicious, the service was great! We loved the exposed brick and listening to the train ride by! Thank you to the Hiram community for showing up in large numbers and painting over 60 hearts for Camp Painless but Hopeful! Thank you to the Graham family for sharing what it's like living with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain! CIP is a rare, dangerous genetic condition where a person is unable to feel pain and recognize necessary pain signals to alert them something is wrong. This camp provides the family with a safe place to have fun and enjoy the simple things of playing and being outside doing activities with kids that understand each other. It gives the siblings and parents a chance to connect with other siblings and parents to share their stories and connect with each other providing a bond that lasts a lifetime!
Hearts of Hope, created in five states, are on their way to say "thank-you" to police and first responders in Manchester, England. Our inspired volunteer painters from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington state created more than 300 beautiful gifts and are "beacons of hope" to so many.
300 Hearts of Hope sent to Manchester first responders