“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 45,000 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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Stars of HOPE made it up as a "Star Display" to give hope and healing to the First Responders in Baton Rouge. Fonda Walsh shared this with Suzanne Bernier and wrote, "The stars have meant so much to them for the police officers and then for them personally after all of the flooding. They placed the stars in the service department since the majority of the flooded employees are in that department." ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't stop believing!!! We WILL be back soon.......making plans to return for the children at Briarwood Elementary and the community of Moore, Oklahoma! Stars of HOPE in Moore, OK

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We have always known what a positive long term impact Stars of HOPE makes on the emotional recovery of disaster survivors. So it was AMAZING to receive the following e-mail last night, almost 4 years after Hurricane Sandy:


It is now Sept 22, 2016, many years from Sandy and Long Beach is still building and rebuilding and hanging in there.
I just want to thank you and all involved because I am still getting inspired by the Stars of Hope. We just had strong winds from Hurricane Hermine but the stars are still hanging all around and I'm always finding them here and there.
What a great name for them...the Stars of Hope because they certainly are....and after all these years they are what they intended to be...signs of hope. Thank you , thank you, thank you. What a wonderful idea! Gratefully, Sister Mary R...Long Beach resident.
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