Be of Brave Heart

Companionship, Respite, & Education

With our volunteers and community partners, we provide compassionate care, companionship, respite and education to those facing illness, isolation, end of life and grief.

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Fill the Heart Fundraiser + Brave Heart Buoys

Due to Covid 19, we have cancelled our 2020 Brave Heart Bowls Fundraiser. In lieu, we present the Fill the Heart Fundraiser!

Please help us raise $35,000 by December 31.

Donate online or mail checks/cash to: 

PO Box 6336, Sitka AK 99835

Brave Heart Volunteers 

Mystery Walk

Join us for a scavenger hunt!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

10:00 AM- 2:15 PM

CASH Door Prizes

Grand Prize $250   +   Second Prize $100   +   Third Prize $50    

  1. Participants may pick up a form for the Mystery Walk scavenger hunt at the Brave Heart Volunteers building (Pioneers Home Manager’s House) on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between 10:00 AM-1:30 PM.

  2. Please bring a pen.

  3. Entry forms are available to those who make a donation to BHV; limit one form per donation.

  4. Donations can be made with a check or cash, or ahead of time on our website ( DONATE button. Please bring your receipt if you donate beforehand.

  5. Participants are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times.

  6. Costumes are welcome!

  7. This is not a race.  Please be safe and stay mindful of traffic and other pedestrians.

  8. Follow the clues in the order they’re given and look for the Mystery Walk Pumpkins to help you find your way!

  9. When you find an answer, fill in the corresponding blank, and carry on!

  10. Completed forms must be returned to the BHV building by 2:15 PM

  11. All answers must be correct and will be verified by a BHV volunteer upon submission.

  12. All completed forms with correct answers will be entered into a drawing for one of three door prizes: the Grand Prize is $250; Second Prize is $100; and Third Prize is $50.

  13. Winners will be contacted by 5:00 PM on October 31 and do not need to be present to win.

Thank You

2020 Buoy Artist

Mark Bartlett- The drifter (Humpback)
Norm Campbell- Jackie-the-Lantern
Mary Chambers- Small Colorful Birds
Mary Chambers- Bull Kelp
Columbus- Underwater
Kaylee Cunningham- Catching Fish Instead of Catching COVID-19
Shanti Friedman- The Tidepool
Fiona Ferguson- Garden Greens
Jerrod Galanin- Electric Raven (blue hair)
Pat Kehoe- Intertidal World (abalone & starfish)
Ashia Lane- Lupine
Helen Mercado- Killer Whale
Amelia Mosher- Inspired by Hokusai’s famous wave painting
Lucy Pizzuto-Phillips- Kingfisher
James Poulson- Deda Art (Mona Lisa)
DJ Robidou- The Whale is Passing Through
DJ Robidou- The Octopus is Wrapped Around
Mark Sixby and Liz Zacher- Octopus (2 octopuses)
Allie Spurlock- Seafood of Alaska (black and white)
Jan Steinbright- Something to Crow About Miss Priscilla 
Iko Sullival- Spring Delight (humming bird)
Adrienne Wilbur- Change is an Opportunity for Change (nails)

Didn't win a buoy?

You can still donate $$  

Our Brave Heart Stories

Brave Heart volunteers Michaela and Connor Dunlap provide companionship for Lupe Alvarez at the Pioneer Home.  Being that there’s no family in town, among other things, they facilitate weekly treasured phone calls with Lupe and her daughter, Sonja.  


When asked about their time with her, Lupe comments, “Isn’t that great, it’s just like having family, that’s wonderful.  They are wonderful people. They are interesting, not only fun, they are young.” 

Brave Heart Volunteer Phyllis Hackett visits with Nancy Rickets. When asked about her experience, Nancy says: 

“I found out what Brave Heart does, and what is most helpful for me is the companionship. The volunteer I have now is Phyllis Hackett, she is a great, great gal. She is willing to walk fast, hard or easy, and now it has to be easy for me.  I have walked in Sitka for almost 45 years, I walked everywhere and I loved it.  When it gets so you can’t walk so well anymore, it is really important to have someone with you.  I tell her what I can handle and what I find enjoyable.  It’s really important to get out if you need mental stimulation!” 

Have you been flamingoed?

The Brave Heart Flamingo Challenge is a fun way for Sitkans to smile and have some fun when they see the Brave Heart Flock of Flamingos has landed in their yard!  Who can resist the playfulness and humor of bright pink, plastic flamingos, especially in Sitka Alaska, where they are far, far from home?

Upcoming Events


(907) 747-4600

P.O. Box 6336

Sitka, AK 99835

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