James Michalopoulos’ talents transcend the canvas for a piece created to help rebuild the Girls Hope home in New Orleans that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  This sterling silver pendant titled “Hope-alopoulos” was featured in The Times-Picayune as well as the story behind the local chapter of Boys Hope Girls Hope’s trials and triumphs over the years.


The organization assist academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

“I’ve never done anything like this before, but I believe very much in education,” Michalopoulos said.

Director Cory Howat said he hopes for the Girls Hope house to be ready to turn into a home by July, the seventh anniversary of the 2002 Girls Hope home opening.

The Hope-alopoulos pendant is selling for $285 with all proceeds going toward rebuilding the Girls Hope home. Add this signed and numbered pendant to your New Orleans charms in between the water meter and fleur-de-lis and support a successful and rewarding program at the same time.

To order by phone, call 504.484.7744 or purchase online here.

Go on, give a little hope.

-A word from the Michalopoulos Gallery