A Magical Gala Will Benefit House of Hope in February

Posted on January 12, 2023

STUART, Fla. – House of Hope invites you to step into the magical world of color, motion, and breathtaking feats of agility at Cirque du Soirée presented by the Pedersen Family Foundation on February 18.

Acrobats, jugglers, and the astonishing artistry of the Lollipop Lyra will add to the excitement at this first annual House of Hope gala in support of the nonprofit’s mission to empower Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship.

“We want people to have fun while they’re helping us with our important work of caring for friends and neighbors in need,” said House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri. “Our gala committee has outdone themselves in creating an evening that will astonish our guests. It’s guaranteed to be jaw dropping.”

Cocktails on the patio, an open bar, a plated dinner, a live auction, and dancing with DJ Todd will all complement the festivities at Willoughby Golf Club from 6 to 10 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will support House of Hope's Project HOPE (“Help Others Progress through Empowerment”). This outreach program provides services directly to clients, including individual case management, enrichment opportunities, financial assistance through a crisis, support through the job-searching process, and the distribution of healthy foods to clients and the community.

The Pedersen Family Foundation has generously stepped forward as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsors include: Ashley Capital; Meritage Homes; Three Lakes; Davies + Co.; the Firefly Group; Carr, Riggs & Ingram; HBKS Wealth Advisors; the Jensen Beach Garden Club; O’Donnell Impact Windows and Storm Protection; One Martin; and RE/MAX of Stuart.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Amy Belisle, Development Manager, at or 772-286-4673 ext.1002.

Tickets are available through the House of Hope website,, at $250 per person. Seating is limited, so House of Hope supporters are urged to book early for the event.

About House of Hope

Founded in 1984, House of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. House of Hope touches the lives of more than 7,000 people each month helping with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, as well as longer-term case management services that help build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. The organization has service centers in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, and Jensen Beach, and Thrift Shops in South Stuart, Hobe Sound and Indiantown. House of Hope’s Enrichment Centers in Stuart and Jensen Beach offer free programs, technology, and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health, and overall well-being. House of Hope also operates the Growing Hope Farm in Palm City and several nutrition gardens that provide sustainable sources of fresh produce for clients as well as nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the community. For more information, visit or call 772-286-4673. Updates and announcements can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter