August 18, 2015

The Peyton Heart Project

A little over a week ago I stumbled over The Peyton Heart Project on Facebook.
They scatter little handmade hearts around towns and places with little quotes on. Maybe you've found one?

The project is named after Peyton James, a 13 year old teen who, in the fall of 2014, died by suicide after years of being bullied.

The purpose of their project (clipped from their FB FAQ) is:
~We would like to help bring awareness to the issues of teen suicide and bullying.
~We are hoping to get people talking about these issues.
~We would like to show people that their life is worth living and that every life matters.
~We want to help end the stigma that is often associated with suicide.

The Peyton Heart Project is a tiny little division of the Sidewalk Smiles Campaign (SSC). The SSC was created by Julia Kubin when she was 13. 
Her mom, Jill, created the Peyton Heart Project as an extension of the suicide prevention and bullying prevention projects Julia has been working on since launching the SSC in 2014.

The project started in Morristown New Jersey, USA, and is now spreading around the world.
The list currently shows that hearts are currently being scattered in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jersey Channel Island, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States.

I personally don't know anyone that have committed suicide, but I want to help prevent it if possible. Sometimes all anyone needs to know is that someone cares!

These are a few of my hearts. They can be found around my home town, scattered on buses, in the library, maybe in a cafe or other places I've been.

My town is packed with students, and some of them has left home for the very first time. Maybe they're not doing so well, maybe they miss home, have difficulties with making new friends, are from a foreign country and so on... I have hopes that this might help them. 


  1. Thank you so much for promoting The Peyton Heart Project!

    1. My pleasure :)
      I feel it's a project that more people need to know about!

  2. I would love to know what patterns you used. I just found this project today and very much want to participate. Thank you.

    1. Hello!
      The Peyton Heart Project sent me a list of links to patterns via e-mail.
      But one of the hearts I used was this:

    2. Thanks! I also received the list and found other patterns but I liked the look of your heart. A wonderful project, I am anxious to get started and participate. Thank you for the pattern.

  3. I would love to know what patterns you used. I just found this project today and very much want to participate. Thank you.


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