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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Depak Chopra We may not always create pandemic joy, but we sure make people know that they are not alone, that we are thinking of them, things will get better and that there is always HOPE.
Julie Swann-Paez Charle Smith Debby Shropshire Vincent Matthew Lane Deighton Marcelle Robustelli Strong Jeff Parness Marty Plevel
Suzanne Bernier Beth Ann Huff Henry Anne Richards Fran Sheff-Mauer
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‪Sending love, light & HOPE from #Japan to #Cincinnati this morning - #WeAreOne #loveisstrongerthanhate ... See MoreSee Less

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We are honored to be invited to paint #starsofhopeusa with the community of Greensburg! ... See MoreSee Less

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