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.

In the words of one of our volunteers, these "tangible prayers" have reached tens of thousands of people in hospitals, cancer centers, the military and communities worldwide.

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.

CLICK HERE for a summary overview of how you might choose to get involved with our Mission of Hope

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


Your generous donations fund our important mission.

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