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To Our Sponsor

On behalf of the organization, I want to personally Thank You for your support and generous donation. We are a section 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has set goals for this year and will continue receiving donations to help with the upcoming events. We understand that with the support of our sponsors we can reach these goals.


The Calendar of events for Our Way to H.O.P.E.:

January-December 2022  Distribution of food throughout the year

August 2022                   Distribution of Hundreds of Free Book bags filled with Supplies

August 2022                   Distribution of Free food for families in need

September 5, 2022         Paterson Great Falls 5k Race (Cancelled due to Health Reasons)

October 2022                 Clothesline & Art Project Event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 2022              Thanksgiving Food Baskets for domestic violence families

December 2022              Holiday Celebration and toy distribution in NJ and Peru


Our Way to H.O.P.E. was founded in 2015. I understand that it takes an entire community to raise a child in Paterson. That’s one of the reasons the organization was formed. Last year in December 2015 was our first annual free Christmas dinner in Paterson. We were able to feed 120 needy people that day, again with the help and support of family and friends.


During our lifetime we are encountered with many little miracles. In school it could be a teacher, a coach, moms and dads who have influenced us or a friend who just brightened our day when we were sad. Those good memories can last a lifetime.


Our mission is to help underprivileged families, mainly domestic violence victims from Paterson and Elmwood Park with food, clothing and to offer the women care packages and the children supplies and necessary tools needed to succeed in school. We would like to be able to give our young children a backpack filled with supplies for school during our Back pack event day. We would also like to offer our amazing children a chance to receive a scholarship to be used towards their choice of school. During the end of the year we will be hosting our annual Christmas Dinner Celebration. On that day it gives the organization a chance to give a parent and child a gift for Christmas whom otherwise would not be able to afford this expense. Our Way to HOPE understands the importance of each donation and we appreciate any amount.  With the help and support from our friends like you, together we can make it possible and offer our amazing children a CHANCE to succeed.

Our Way to HOPE is a section 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the EIN number 81-2354817.

All donations are tax deductible


Thank you for your support,

Karen Pena 

Founder/Executive Director

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