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Our Story

Our story began just like most typical stories…

Once upon a time, two young people met, they fell in love, got married, had children and they lived happily ever after. The End.

Hmmm…does that happen to anyone??? You see, I am a planner and I had known since I was a little girl that I was going to have three little girls, they were all going to look the same, behave wonderfully, wear cute little dresses and life was going to be just perfect. But what I quickly discovered is that when we make awesome plans like these, God laughs and usually gives us just the opposite, thus my three boys who look and behave quite differently, often to be found in muddy or tattered boy clothes in our life that’s anything but perfect. And that’s just the beginning to our story.

Give the Gift of Hope

The Happy Hope Bag Project was born from the idea that together we can all make a difference and bring HOPE to life for children who are hospitalized. Conor’s parents quickly realized that many families had spent their life savings on treatment for their children, yielding a simple box of crayons as a luxury item and not a necessity. Through an incredible donation by ViaCord, Message of Hope Foundation will distribute 20,000 bags to children in US Children’s Hospitals in 2013 & 2014.

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Donate other items

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Donate other items

Message of Hope Foundation relies on the donation of items from the public to
fill our commitment of 20,000 “Happy Hope Bags” throughout 2013 and 2014.
Items include, but are not limited to crayons, stickers, playdoh, playing cards,
small coloring books, small reading books, slinky, toothbrushes, toothpaste,
iTunes gift cards and word puzzles. No food or lotions please.

Donate items for our upcoming Hope Factories.

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Give a Hope Bag

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Give a Hope Bag

Want a simple way to really make a difference?

Give a Hope Bag! For every $20 you donate, your gift purchases a “Happy Hope Bag” for a child who is undergoing treatment, giving the child a boost of HOPE and hours of joy.

Thank you for caring and spreading hope!

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Become a hero

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Become a hero

Do you know someone who is a well recognized public figure, like a sports star, an actor, an artist or musician?

We’d love to hear about them. Message of Hope Foundation works hard to have
all “Happy Hope Bags” signed for children undergoing treatment in various Children’s Hospitals across the country. Our special friends love knowing that they matter, that there is always hope and that we believe in never giving up! Thank you to our special friends who we call our “Hope Heroes” for helping us to spread hope across the country. Some of these friends include but are not limited to: (NFL New England Patriots) Zoltan Mesko, Joe Andruzzi and Jon Williams, (NFL Baltimore Ravens) Kyle Richardson and Matt Stover (NFL Cincinnati Bengals) Kevin Huber.

Thank you for serving so graciously and helping us to reach children in a powerful and meaningful way!

Our Vision is Clear

The mission of the foundation is to deliver hope to children with special needs and chronic illnesses. But we need your help to reach our goals. Foundation goals for 2013 & 2014:

Fill and distribute 20,000 “Happy Hope Bags” by 2015, increasing volume by 10,000 bags/year

Recruit 50 well recognized “Hope Heroes” to sign the designated 20,000 bags

Implement “Seeing Hope” program to provide eyeglasses to 250 visually impaired children/year in Massachusetts and Maryland

Implement the “Coloring HOPE!” project by filling and distributing 5,000 full coloring book packets.

Partner with 100 corporate sponsors and 250 schools to continue expanding the “Happy Hope Bag” project

Implement national roll-out plan to reach children with special needs & chronic illness at major/select Children’s Hospitals across the country

To complete these goals, we need to raise $200,000 by the end of 2015. We can do it!

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