Portsmouth Jewels of Hope

Working today to change tomorrow!

About Us

PJHF Board of Directors

Board of Directors


The Portsmouth Jewels of Hope Foundation (PJHF) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization focused on helping to make Portsmouth, Virginia a better, happier place. The purpose of PJHF is to provide public service and community outreach in the areas of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and social services programs for women, children, families and the elderly in Portsmouth, Virginia and surrounding areas. With the help of our partner organizations, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our citizens.

Not Pictured: Stephanie Morales Top Row: Bernita Richardson

Second Row: Gail Porter, Andrea Montague, Camye Allen, and Regina Staton (Secretary) 

First Row: Gladys Hayes-Myers, Jacqueline Jones (Vice-Chair), Wanda Hazel (Chair), and Darlene Jackson-Jones (Treasurer)

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Director Richardson assists a member PAC with volunteering to hand out turkeys in 2017.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about assisting the less fortunate, families, and the elderly?Are you gifted in educating our youth? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


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It is because of your organization’s valuable contributions to urban communities that we are petitioning for your support as a sponsor or partner. Thank you for your consideration in advance. Donations will be tax deductible and will be used to meet the necessary needs of the Portsmouth, VA families, youth, and elderly.