A Simple Idea That is Changing the World.

Stars of HOPEⓇ is the world’s largest and fastest growing healing arts program.

Since 2007, over 80,000 hand-painted Stars of HOPE® have lifted the spirits of millions of disaster survivors in over 200 communities and 26 countries from Greensburg, Kansas to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Stars of HOPEⓇ started with two families: the Parness family in New York who wanted to “Pay it Forward” for the love New York City received from people around the world following 9/11; and the Vincent family from Groesbeck, TX who wanted to “Pay it Forward” for the support they received when New York Says Thank You volunteers rebuilt their home following a deadly tornado.

Stars of HOPE have transformed the physical and emotional landscapes of communities devastated by acts of nature or acts of violence. We have empowered over 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.

Stars of HOPEⓇ is a registered trademark of the New York Says Thank You Foundation.

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13 hours ago

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It's approaching that time of year again in New York. As the summer winds down, kids start preparing to return to school. Temperatures start creeping slowly down towards a beautiful time of year. September is coming. Again. And emotions start to surface. Friends no longer here. Family members only with us in spirit. Who have missed 17 birthdays. Of children. Parents. Brothers and sisters. But we can still see their smiles. Hear their laughter. We can still feel their love and their friendship through their enduring spirits which will never die. LOVE truly is stronger than hate. This September 11, 2018 I will proudly be wearing my American flag LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE t-shirt. For people to see. For people to smile. To feel proud. To shed a tear. Please join me and wear it too. September 11 is a day we should all show the world - those who would do us harm - and those who exhibit genuine kindness and compassion - that our LOVE for one another is so much stronger than any evil force that tries to divide us and bring us to our knees. That is what we showed the entire world on 9/12. And that spirit lives on today. With your help, with your support, New York Says Thank You Foundation will try and keep that spirit alive forever. Each t-shirt helps us to heal survivors of tragedy through the Stars of HOPE​ healing arts program which has lifted the spirits of 95Million people in 220 communities in 26 countries. Please feel free to order our AMERICAN FLAG "LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE" T-SHIRT in the coming few days for you and your family and friends and wear it proudly on September 11. You can join us by clicking here: www.loveisstrongerthanhate.org.

Thank you for wearing this powerful statement on 9/11.

Jeff Parness
Founder and Executive Director
The New York Says Thank You Foundation​
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We are on a mission to deliver HOPE. Want to join us? starsofhopeusa.org/how-to-help/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Spreading hope around the world takes a lot of work. We couldn’t do it without our volunteers and supporters. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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Firefighters are the most amazing people on the planet! We look forward to creating Stars of Thanks in their honor.After a father informed his daughter that her fish “Grant” was likely dead, both were in for quite a shock when they returned home to a note and well-fed fish! Thank you CAL FIRE Engine 1489 and Corning Police Department for ensuring Grant the fish got a snack while his owner was evacuated due to the #CarrFire Remember to have a plan for all your pets. www.readyforwildfire.org/Animal-Evacuation/ ... See MoreSee Less

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“ Stars of HOPE has impacted me in so many ways. They have provided the feeling of comfort when the first box appeared, watching the affected read them and then, in return, make them and the feeling of inspiration when watching others find peace and healing. They have given people a way to pay it forward and the world needs more of that.”<br />

– Barbara Poma,

Founder of OnePulse Foundation - Pulse Nightclub, Orlando, FL