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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In commemoration of the first Stars of HOPE painting event in Greensburg, Kansas in December 2007, we are honored to have assembled our first ever photographic exhibit of the impact Stars of HOPE have made on people all around the world.

Titled "The Art of HOPE: How Greensburg, Kansas Changed the World" these images and interpretive panels will be on display at the 547 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas in the coming days and weeks in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of Stars of HOPE.

Some of the images are joyful. Some depict very difficult periods in our history. They are meant to inspire people of all ages with the notion that a simple idea can emerge from a small town in rural Kansas and touch millions of people in every corner of the globe.

These images and interpretive panels are also meant to challenge our thinking and to demonstrate that despite all the darkness there is in the world, each one of us has the capacity to create more hopeful light by lifting up our neighbors both near and far.
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In commemoration of the first Stars of HOPE painting event in Greensburg, Kansas in December 2007, we are honored to have assembled our first ever photographic exhibit of the impact Stars of HOPE have...

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Thank you Kara Stinson of Santa Rosa, California for hanging Stars of HOPE painted by participants at the 6th annual New York Continuity Insights Insights conference, in the Coffey Park neighborhood devastated by the recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa Counties north of San Francisco. The Stars of HOPE family sends its heartfelt love to the families for the long recovery process and we hope to be back in Santa Rosa in the coming two weeks with more Stars of HOPE and more love from people across the United States. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stars of HOPE will be hosting a community paint event for the community of San Bernardino to continue to show the strength and resiliency of those impacted on 12/2/15.

Stars of HOPE created will be painted as a "paint it forward" to others communities in need of hope and healing.
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City of San Bernardino Winter Wonderland

December 9, 2017, 10:00am - December 9, 2017, 9:00pm

Stars of HOPE will be hosting a community paint event for the community of San Bernardino to continue to show the strength and resiliency of those impacted on 12/2/15. Stars of HOPE created will be ...

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Our Global Ambassador of Hope had the honor of presenting Rudy a #starsofhopeusa for his amazing fundraising efforts with helping the homeless and awareness of bullying. You are a true leader and beacon of hope. To learn more about Rudy’s mission click below. #hope #compassion ⭐️❤️🧦 ... See MoreSee Less

SockMan received this #STAR ⭐️ from Stars of HOPE a couple weeks ago for making a difference in his community by helping the homeless. Thank you Suzanne Bernier for the pictures that we borrowed f...

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Give the gift of empathy, love, and compassion for others. Teaching our children how to give smiles to others this holiday season. Tag a friend below to help spread more hope then visit starsofhopeusa.org to learn more about how you can create smiles with #Starsofhopeusa ... See MoreSee Less

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