Here at Project Hope Alliance, we love Mom. Every day we work to honor the support, education, and promotion of her—for herself, for her family, for her community, and for the kids.
On Saturday, April 30, we celebrated the amazing mothers we serve in a special jewelry-making party featuring Studio SUZAN at our headquarters.
The lovely group of mothers then worked with Studio SUZAN Founder Suzan Zahedi to make "HOPE" bracelets—one for themselves and another to gift to a mother of a child undergoing treatment at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
In addition to her beautiful handmade jewelry, Suzan also brought the gift of her story, guidance, and mentorship to the table. Having launched her business more than 20 years ago, she found its true purpose while mentoring young girls from Orangewood Foundation. Her craft helped heal wounds inflicted from a past steeped in trauma and abuse, and continues to connect her to other women today.
After the inspiring gathering, one of the mothers emailed Ana, one of our case managers, expressing interest in exchanging contact information with all of the women in attendance. Saturday served as a shining example of the power of connection and HOPE.