“Seeing the stars brought a sense of calmness in the storm.
They stood out among all the destruction.
They showed us the precious goodness in humanity.”
– Francesca, Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Stars of HOPE®

A simple idea that is changing the world.

Stars of HOPE is transforming the way people express compassion and connectivity following disasters.

Stars of HOPE® is a unique disaster relief and community arts program that empowers children (of all ages) to transform communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters through colorful art and messages of hope and healing.  We have empowered 45,000 volunteers including school children, families, seniors, first responders, veterans, active military, partner organizations, and entire communities to paint inspirational words, messages, and designs on 1-foot wooden stars. These Stars of HOPE are displayed in public places in communities worldwide in the immediate and long term aftermath of tragedy serving as beacons of hope and compassion for all to see.

Hope Box in Action

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

Home Stars Grid

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new song out today! #LOVEisStrongerThanHate written by me & Zach Berkman for The New York Says Thank You Foundation **ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU** #iTunes: itun.es/i6795k...

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Some pretty wonderful stars were made by The Center for Family Justice, Inc. But look closely for a very powerful star with a powerful message. The Center's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and violence by providing services that create HOPE and restores lives.
Stars were made for their clients and for friends and family members in need of HOPE. Look closely now! Thank you Catherine Gallagher Debra Specter Friedman Rebecca Friedman and Judy Stevens for making HOPE happen here! #LOVEisstrongerthanhate #HOPEhappenshere #ArmyofHOPE
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A few weeks back The Center for Family Justice, Inc. had a Stars of HOPE evening. It was a remarkable evening for a really wonderful organization, whose mission is to break the cycle of abuse and violence by providing services that create HOPE and restores lives.
Not only were great stars made to give to people who need hope, but this wonderful group sang as they painted... HOPE Starts Here.
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What a beautiful group of children! Stars of HOPE is proud to be included in San Bernardino's Community. Children make a difference in the world. #LOVEisstrongerthanhate #SanBernardinoStrong ... See MoreSee Less

Second-grade students in teacher Patricia Mondragon’s class from Emmerton Elementary School decided to make their community a better place by collecting blankets that will be distributed to resident...

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