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Hearts for Hope Luncheon
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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Mariner Sands Country Club

The 16th Annual Hearts for Hope Luncheon to benefit House of Hope will make a fashionable return to Mariner Sands Country Club.

The event will feature models in "upscale resale" fashions, a pick-your-prize raffle, House of Hope treasures for sale and more!

Stay tuned for more details.

Hearts for Hope Luncheon 2014:
An attitude of gratitude!

The 15th Annual Hearts for Hope Luncheon to benefit House of Hope was held Monday, March 24, 2014, at Sailfish Point Country Club. Setting the theme for the event was guest speaker John Kralik, whose book — “A Simple Act of Gratitude” — delivers an uplifting message for us all.

The event began at 10:30 a.m. with unique shopping opportunities. This included about a dozen distinctive vendors featuring custom jewelry and accessories as well as treasures from House of Hope. Among the special touches at the event, each guest received a packet of six thank you notes created and donated by artist Ruthann Hewson.

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Guest Speaker:

The featured speaker at Hearts of Hope was John Kralik, author of "A Simple Act of Gratitude."

One recent December, John Kralik found his life at a frightening low: His small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful divorce; he had grown distant from his children; and overall, his life dreams seemed to have slipped beyond reach.

Inspired by a note he received, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful for what he had by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set a goal of writing 365 notes in the coming year.

Immediately after sending his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John’s way—from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. Thank-you note by thank-you note, his whole life turned around.

A Simple Act of Gratitude is a rare memoir: uplifting and inspirational, but with a profoundly basic message and example that everyone can believe and achieve.

Special Drawing:

Many donors contributed special items for a fund-raising special prize drawing during the event.

Grand prize: A bold necklace from Diamonds By Terry, designed exclusively for House of Hope's 30th anniversary: The 18-inch necklace is valued at $5,500 and features a sculpted leopard ornament with cocoa and chocolate diamonds, custom made in Sterling silver with 14kt yellow gold. It also has six fluted golden beads, one-of-a-kind faceted smoky quartz beads, with 10 South Sea pearls and six yellow pearls.

Other donors and prizes:
- Diamond Bistro & Tea Room: $200 gift certificate.
- Ruthann Hewson: Original painting, $725 value.
- Lauren A. Hastings, NCIDQ, ASID: Interior design package
- Mariner Sands Country Club: Foursome of golf.
- Michele Trout: Ladies watch and Dooney & Bourke purse.
- Ana Mari Designs: Amethyst & jade necklace
- Just Gold Jewelers: $200 gift certificate
- Sunrise Theatre: Two tickets to Boz Scaggs, May 3
- Skin Serenity Spa: Facial and spa pedicure.
- Gumbo Limbo: Gift basket.
- Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar: $50 in gift certificates.
- Crystal beverage dispenser: $50 value.
- Sailor’s Return: $25 gift certificate.
- The Crafted Keg: $25 gift certificate.
- House of Refuge photo:.
- House of Hope: Books autographed by Stuart Woods, Laura Schroff and Mary Higgins Clark — authors who have appeared at previous benefits for House of Hope.




Grand Benefactor
The Pedersen
Family Foundation

Jennifer Feltman
Laura Keach



Grand Benefactor
The Pedersen
Family Foundation

Bobbie Trimble
Dominick & Norine D’Ambrozio
Elaine Matts
Jone Panavas
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds


Jennifer Feltman
Mary Armbrust
Jane Coton
Jane Buss
Judy Dean
Cindy Ehrhardt
Pat Ferrara
Larabee Johnson
Laura Keech
Carla King
Betty Springer


Hearts for Hope 2013 // Hearts for Hope 2012




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