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Hope is what we live for.

Welcome to Hank’s Hope

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide resources and support to families in the greater Delaware area who have been affected by pregnancy loss and infant loss. We were founded in 2013 in memory of Henry “Hank” Shaffer Mathay, stillborn in 2012. We were incorporated in June 2015.

Upcoming Event:

Wave of Light
“Love is an Endless Ocean.”

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

We invite you to join us for Hank’s Hope and Julia’s Light 4th annual Wave of Light on Friday, October 15, 2021, to honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Friday, October 15, 2021, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT

Join us in person and have your baby’s name read and incorporated into the ceremony and celebration, or if you are unable to attend in person, choose to have your child/children’s name read at the ceremony* and light a candle at home 7:00 PM.

The DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803


Please arrive to the Lower Terrace of The DuPont Country Club by 6:45 pm. Immediately following the ceremony of remembrance, there will be a celebration of love and hope. In the event of inclement weather, our space will be tented.

When turning into The DuPont Country Club from Rockland Road, park to the right of the main entrance and follow the path and guides to the Lower Terrace.

Face masks are required for non-vaccinated guests, and encouraged for vaccinated guests.

*This event will not be live-streamed. For those not attending in person, a video will be available a few days after the event. Registration closes on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Hosted by Hank’s Hope Inc. & Julia’s Light


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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to Hank’s Hope Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.



Please contact us at HanksHope@gmail.com with questions, or follow us on social media to stay in touch.