6th Annual Harry Smith Festival

A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out to support the 6th Annual Harry Smith Festival and the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley on Sunday, November 10, 2013.  The Elk Creek Cafe was packed with wonderful people and musicians from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Christmas of HOPE 2013

To all the sponsors of children, individuals, churches and businesses who made extra donations, and those who gave selflessly of their time to help organize, wrap and make pillow case gift stuffers, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  You have collectively helped bring a very special Christmas to 75 children who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to have presents under t

Penns Valley Community Church Bible School

The HOPE Fund would like to say THANK YOU to the Penns Valley Community Church Bible School who graciously donated $2,000 from their offerings at their closing ceremony last evening.  We are so blessed to receive this generous donation!!  Thanks again Penns Valley Community Church Bible School for helping your neighbors in need!  God Bless all of you!   

Centre Gives

Beginning at 6:00 am on Wednesday, May 22, you can make an important difference in strengthening helping agencies in Centre County by participating in Centre Foundation’s unique, 36-hour on-line giving program, CentreGives (CentreGives.org) . Last year, donors gave an incredible $415,000 through this innovative event.


The HOPE Fund would like to sincerely thank Eva Gerhart and her team for all their hard work and planning to make the GALA for HOPE such a success this year.  The elegant event was held at the General Potter Barn and was very well attended!  Those in attendance learned some swing-dancing steps from Kevin Fee of Dance Harmony and enjoyed mu

2013 Spaghetti Dinner

Thank you to everyone who helped the HOPE Fund plan and execute another very successful spaghetti dinner.  We served over 400 people spaghetti and meatballs and enjoyed wonderful entertainment by Megan and Doug Irwin and the Brush Mountain String Band.  Our wonderful sponsors and volunteers gave HOPE to Penns Valley residents by helping to make this event a big success!  For

Nittany Shop with Heart's 5th Annual Valentine Benefit for HOPE

The HOPE Fund would like to extend a warm and heart filled thank you to Nittany Shop with Heart for hosting the 5th annual Nittany Shop with Heart Valentine Benefit for HOPE on February 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.

TJ Maxx Joins HOPE's Ambassadors

A huge thank you goes out to TJ Maxx who have joined HOPE's ambassador anchor program as a $500 donor.  TJ Maxx's contribution has helped us to continue to provide financial assistance to residents in our community who are faced with medical emergencies or personal disasters.

Fall Festival of HOPE

The HOPE Fund would like to thank Bryan Wasson for his hard and successful work for his senior project this year.  Bryan raised over 1,000 pumpkins and sold them on Saturday September 22 during his Fall Festival of HOPE.  Bryan created a day of activities and fun for families to attend which included a food stand, pumpkin painting/art, corn maze and other games with prizes.  Fall

Christmas of HOPE

Merry Christmas to everyone!  Such a joyous time of year this is as we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ!  Many of you have felt the spirit early and have worked with us to make Christmas of HOPE a huge success!!