Hope for Widows Foundation knows there are a million different ways to help widows. We have decided to focus on the following programs at this time. We welcome your help and support with any of these below and will consider additional initiatives as capacity, budgets, and resources allow.
Annual Restoring Hope and Peace Grant
Financial annual grants awarded to widowed women to offset financial challenges as she navigates her healing journey. There is a yearly application process to apply and Awardees selected. (Opens each year on National Widows Day, May 3)
Hope Sister Connect
Widow Empowerment peer-to-peer online support where we also host private Facebook lives to navigate the challenges of widowhood. We can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Health and Wellness
Join Hope for Widows Foundation Health and Wellness program lead volunteers as they share helpful information. They provide resources and workshops to learn about nutrition, recipes, fitness, and lifestyle. Along with working through your grief and uplifting and encouraging messages to validate emotions and bring hope while on the grief journey.
Community Bloggers- Ranked # 1 blog in 2019 and 2020
Widow contributors share their time, energy, and talent even when fighting their own grief battles. A huge source of encouragement, mentorship, and just beacons of advice for our Community. Submissions are weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Find the blog here:
Widows of Hope Virtual 5k Run/ Walk
Annual initiative to get everyone active while bringing attention to the more than 245 million women around the world who are widowed and the challenges of losing a spouse, and most importantly honoring a loved one. Proceeds will benefit Hope for Widows Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and will be applied towards the annual Restoring Hope and Peace Grants, Sunshine Packages, and Bring Hope Holiday Assistance Program.
Hope For Widows Foundation Additional Events and Awareness:
National Widows Day (May 3)
International Widows Day (June 23)
National Grief Awareness Day (Aug 30)
Children’s Grief Awareness Day (Nov 16)
Giving Tuesday (Tuesday after the U.S. Thanskgiving)