Hearts of Hope: Paint with a Purpose

January 11, 2021

Even during a year in which the nation felt the impact of a global pandemic and the quarantines and travel restrictions that came with it, Crum & Forster employees were still able to provide much-needed volunteer support to local communities.

Earlier this year, 250 employees “created hope” for those in need by painting and decorating hand-made ceramic hearts which were accompanied by hand-written messages of hope and healing. These hearts were distributed to 10 senior facilities within local communities, helping lift spirits during the holiday season.

The “Paint with a Purpose” project was developed by Hearts of Hope, a non-profit organization that was born from tragedy and emerged with a vow to serve those facing grief with necessary tools and education to cultivate empowerment, resilience, healing, and growth. 

Judy Pedersen, founder of Hearts of Hope, dreamed of forming a welcoming, safe haven for those facing loss. According to Judy, “healing for some, comes through education, others through support and, for an overwhelming number of people, healing comes through art.”

“It was a pleasure to participate in such a worthwhile project that impacts the lives of so many,” said Joann Clark, assistant vice president, Custom Property. “I look forward to continuing our partnership with Hearts of Hope – helping people discover healing, build resilience and grow in hope.”