The Hope Gallery first started in 2018 with a vision to provide a safe and meaningful store to allow our Team Members to learn and work. Our Team Members make art on site while running the storefront. This provides many opportunities to build transferrable, lifelong skills.
The Gallery was named after Alex's sister, Hope. Our goal is to provide a safe and unique outlet for vocational training.
The Hope Gallery is named after Jennifer and Andrew Parker's thirteen-year-old daughter, Hope. Hope had a severe congenital heart defect - Hypoplastic left ventricle which is essentially half of a heart. She endured 17 surgeries including four open heart. She was unable to speak or use sign language due to a stroke that occurred during a procedure, but was full of HOPE. She was crazy about living life and absolutely loved all people. Even when living was hard, painful, difficult, and incredibly frustrating for her, she had joy in the midst. The Hope Gallery has Hope’s prayer box where people can drop in prayer requests for our team members. Hope used to pray on behalf of these requests. Hope taught us to make the most of every day that we have here on earth by loving others in a big way. She unexpectedly went to heaven on February 25, 2020. We miss her immensely and honor her legacy by continuing our mission and loving big.