The project is named after Peyton James, a 13-year-old boy who, in the fall of 2014, died by suicide after years of being bullied. We know far too well what the negative effects of bullying are on a child and how difficult it can be to believe that it will ever get better. Far too often, bullying leads to depression, self-harm and even suicide.
These delicate yarn hearts, each one made by hand and each one representing the delicate heart of a life lost to suicide, have inspiring quotes attached to them. They are placed in public places around the world for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone’s life matters. We want to leave people with a feeling that there is still good out there in the world and we would like to inspire others to join us on this mission of kindness. If you would like to help spread the Peyton Heart Project and its message in your town, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn how you can become involved. Most of your questions can be answered there.
I would like to thank Peyton’s parents, David James and Jacki James, for allowing me to use Peyton’s name for this project.
If you find a Peyton Heart Project heart in your travels, please take a photo of it & e-mail it to us at: YouAreTrulyBeautiful@yahoo.com
Please post the photo on your favorite social media site:
and tag the photo with #PeytonHeartProject and the city/state/country you found it in.
One of our latest efforts is the www.thepeytonheartproject.org/events/purple-hearts-in-memory-of-amanda. See a list of all our events HERE.
The Peyton Heart Project