Who we are
Hayden Byerly has been a working actor since the age of nine. He's well known for playing the role of Jude in Freeform's The Fosters. After spending five years playing a foster child he learned about the hardships and challenges that these foster kids endure. Well aware that there are several non-profit organizations that focus on foster children, he wanted to do something different. After speaking directly to these kids he realized no other non-profit were providing them with something as simple as a duffle bag that would give them extreme comfort at such a difficult time. With the help of his mother, Hayden started this charity at the age of 15. He, personally, was never a foster child but he could relate with having to move and could not fathom the thought of leaving his home without his favorite blanket. Focused on the sense of security, he was determined to provide every one of these children with a Hope Tote so that they would never need to leave any of their favorite's behind.
Hayden and his team have made it their objective to not only provide special HelpHHT duffle bags (Hope Tote) to these kids being put into the foster system but to remind others of the importance in giving back to the community as well as spread kindness to all. While Hayden's main goal is to continue on pursuing his passion for acting, you will find him speaking at schools, attending numerous events and seminars, both learning and sharing. He is a constant reminder to others to help those in need in their community and far beyond.
Hayden's Hope Totes is staffed with 100% volunteers. Top industry professionals who, with their combined knowledge and experience, have over a decade of expertise, drive, determination, and dedication to create change across the nation.
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