Who We Are and What We Do

Hearts of Hope is a movement of hope accomplished through healing art for the benefit of those in need. Our program is volunteer-driven by those who wish to “pay it forward.” Our volunteers are often people “who have been there” and have experienced life-altering challenges of their own.


Our mission is a simple one - to provide service to those who experience trauma and loss through art, educational workshops and healing outreach.

“One of the most remarkable things I have witnessed through our volunteers is their strength. Often, volunteers will create a healing gift for another with tears in their eyes, but always with a strong desire to offer caring and compassion.” Judy Pedersen, Founder and Director

Because of your support and the amazing efforts of our volunteers, Hearts of Hope has reached nearly 100,000 people in hospitals, cancer centers, the military and communities hit with tragedies like Parkland, Newtown, Boston, Houston and others.

Home base and physical location of the Hearts of Hope studio has recently moved to Port Charlotte, Florida with chapters in Connecticut and North Jersey.

Here is a summary overview of how you might choose to get involved with our Mission of Hope.


Here are some of our specific programs:


Paint with A Purpose

Pay it forward to those in need through community service. Paint a beautiful heart, write a kind message, and spread hope through your family, organization or even start your own local chapter.

Have questions? Please contact us at info@ourheartsofhope.org or order a Hearts of Hope kit


Be A Creator of Hope

We have a variety of programs available for schools, youth groups, scouting troops and others. These are interactive workshops that demonstrate the benefits of spreading hope and “paying it forward” 

For more information, please feel free to contact us at info@ourheartsofhope.org


Spread Hope

Our professionals are available to describe services in your area for those experiencing trauma and loss. Our resources directory is vast and we will happily assist you in finding the service that best fits your needs or the needs of someone you love. 

Want to learn more? Please contact us at info@ourheartsofhope.org


Your generous donations fund our important mission.

Make A Donation Now

Thank you very much for “creating hope…one heart at a time.”