Stars of HOPE®

A simple idea that is changing the world.

Stars of HOPE® is a unique disaster relief and community arts program started in 2007.

We empower people to transform communities impacted by natural and human-caused disasters by creating colorful art and messages of hope and healing on one-foot wooden stars that are displayed in public for months and even years after historic tragedies. The stars serve as beacons of compassion for all to see and have made a direct impact on the long-term mental health and resiliency of individuals and entire communities recovering from disaster.

How to turn any tragedy into HOPE

Introducing Stars of HOPE® Box of HOPE

Hope Box Set

“The first time I saw some stars, I smiled. The second time, I stopped to read them. The next time, I found myself looking for them and excited to see new ones. That was the moment I realized your beautiful stars became my focus instead of the destruction that was once our beautiful life. Thank you for the beauty you are bringing back to us.”
Dana C., Hurricane Sandy survivor, Sheepshead Bay, NY

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Students and faculty of Columbia Grammar & Prep School reflect on their experiences with Stars of HOPE and why they believe Stars of HOPE is an organization that has the power to bring HOPE across the world. ... See MoreSee Less

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We had the privilege of painting Stars of HOPE with Lori and her friends and family at Top That Frozen Yogurt in Sonoma, California last night.

Lori lost her beautiful home in Glen Ellen during the October fires and we put our first "Faith" star on the gate where her home once stood.

Thanks to the love and support of her friends and family who reached out to us through the Stars of HOPE Facebook page, we were able to gather Lori and Eric's wonderful support network to CREATE HOPE tonight in Sonoma.
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