Seeing the stars brought a sense of calmness in the storm. They stood out among all the destruction. They showed the precious goodness in humanity.

-Francesca Y., Long Island Volunteer Center, NY

Stars of HOPE®

A simple idea that is changing the world.

Stars of HOPE® transforms individuals and communities through the power of art
and personal messages of hope and healing.

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 80,000 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.

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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Amazing morning painting Stars of HOPE with students at William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania thanks to our new friends and partners at Sungard Availability Services. These Stars will be sent to Manchester, England to lift the spirits of the community and all those impacted by the tragedy at the Ariana Grande concert.
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Happy Belated Birthday to Ambassador of HOPE Marty Plevel. He is a gift to our universe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Liberty Central School District YOU ARE ALL STARS TO US. This video and the Stars of HOPE® created by members of the Middle School Student Council of Liberty Central School District honors the principal, a number of teachers and faculty members, a fellow student and a first responder who make a difference in the students’ lives.

They decided to paint stars and create this video to honor people in their own school to show how individuals and small groups can make an impact on the world one community at a time.

The thoughtfulness of the messages are each very personal and caring. Special thanks to Katlyn DeMayo the teacher who led the planning and provided the inspirational leadership for this program.

To see the joy and appreciation when people received their special star is beautiful to watch. This video shows that every student can make a difference to someone in their community.

#DeeperLearning #Education #ActsofKindness #Inspirational
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the attack in Manchester. #manchesterbombing #manchesterarena #loveisstrongerthanhate Manchester, United Kingdom. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stars of Hope workshop at Jefferson Street Campus Neosho, Missouri. Students painted Stars of Hope for Goodman Elementary temporary classrooms (Goodman Elementary was destroyed by a tornado this sprin...

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