“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 40,000 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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Devin, a very special young man in Hamilton, Ontario just painted these Stars of HOPE with his niece, Emma to send with Suzanne Bernier to bring hope to the families of Fort McMurray, Alberta this Canada Day. Thank you Devin and Emma!

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This week is a busy one in the HOPE and healing business.
Stars of HOPE volunteers are going to Fort McMurray, Alberta and Orlando. We would love your support by purchasing a tank or tee. Join Wes Adkins and the Army of HOPE! Help us to knock out hate!! #OrlandoStrong #Loveisstrongerthanhate
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Even if it takes armed police, LOVE WINS. ... See MoreSee Less

A heavily armed police officer stands guard next to purple stars hung on the fence around New York City's Christopher Park in honor of the victims of the shooting in Orlando

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This is so beautiful. We can't wait to see where they turn up in Orlando. ... See MoreSee Less

We had a Stars of HOPE painting event last weekend at the home of Gary Siegel and Judy Haas Siegel in Liberty, New York to provide love, hope and healing for everyone impacted by the Orlando attacks. ...

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