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 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 50,000 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

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Judy Elimelech was in Dallas, Texas in December and January and brought some Stars of Hope from Israel that were painted by members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These particular individuals are Lone Soldiers and come from across the globe to serve. Most have no family members in Israel. My niece, Lisa, her husband, Larry, sons James and Everett Gewax and I chose to place them at the lake where a tornado hit Rowlett and Garland Texas, on December 26, 2015. Judy thank you for "Paying it Foward. #LoveisstrongerthanHate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tree of Hope displayed by Pulse Staff. Stars were delivered from all around the world including the names of the beloved 49. Stars of HOPE “By displaying these stars, we will show that hope for a b...

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