P. O. Box 427
Centre Hall, PA  16828


As many of you are aware, our dear friend, TJ Coursen went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2021 after his courageous 20-year battle with sarcoma.  TJ's diagnosis and the surgeries in Germany brought the Penns Valley community together to help a neighbor in need.  In 2008 the Hope Fund began, with TJ being the Vice President.  Thanks to your support and the support of the community, to date we have helped over 300 Penns Valley families and have dispersed over $780,000 to help those that have been faced with a medical emergency or personal disaster.  We pay major bills and never give cash

A number of people have been asking about TJ STRONG apparel.  We are excited to share that we are opening the store again for anyone who would like to order. The orders will be mailed directly to the person ordering them and all proceeds will benefit The HOPE Fund of Penns Valley.   Kathy and the kids decided to keep the previous clothing and also added a special new shirt and sweatshirt.   All orders must be placed by March 20, 2022.  

We would like to thank everyone who donated their time, talents and treasures to Christmas of HOPE this year.  Our many wonderful sponsors and volunteers were very busy elves and we would have been lost without them. We would also like to recognize and thank The Old Gregg School Community Center for kindly donating space for us to work in this year and Thrivent for their grant of $250 toward our Toiletry Project.

Thanks to the generosity of all of you, we were able to provide gifts for 86 Penns Valley children.

The HOPE Fund of Penns Valley would like to thank all of you who organized, participated, and/or donated to the “Hoops for HOPE” Charity event in January at the PV vs. Bald Eagle Lady Rams Basketball game.  This will become an annual event.  There were a lot of baskets, baked goods and a 50/50 that raised $1,680.  These proceeds will help a neighbor in need that lives in the Penns Valley community that have been faced with a medical emergency or personal disaster.