About Us

“Without hope we cease to exist.” – John Lewis

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 all around the world following 9/11 and the Vincent family from Groesbeck, Texas 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.

The Stars of HOPE family keeps growing exponentially as volunteer groups and service events have sprung up all around the U.S. – and now the world – to keep spreading the light of Stars of HOPE!

Since 2007, Stars of HOPE volunteers with New York Says Thank You Foundation and Groesbeck Rebuilds America have been blessed to travel to disaster sites to empower children, families, and entire communities to transform devastated physical and emotional landscapes with Stars of HOPE. From school paints, to community paints, to partner organization paints, and now you can paint Stars of HOPE anywhere and any time!

We Are Really Excited to Welcome You + Your Family
to the Stars of HOPE Family!

Stars of HOPE® have brought light into darkness in 150 communities in 24 countries and growing. 2007 Greensburg, KS 2008 Galveston, TX 2009 Little Sioux, IA  Mena, AR 2010 Fort Hood, TX Elijay, GA Joplin, GA Tuscaloosa, AL Kesennuma, JAPAN Bastrop, TX Minot, ND Bucyrus, ND Howard Beach, NY Staten Island, NY Belle Harbor, NY Rockaway Beach, NY Broad Channel, NY Breezy Point, NY Far Rockaway, NY Long Beach, NY Seaford, NY Oceanside, NY Union Beach, NJ Island Park, NY Babylon, NY Massapequa, NY Point Lookout, NY Coney Island, NY Belle Harbor, NY Toms River, NJ Seaside, NJ Long Branch, NJ Highlands, NJ Sea Bright, NJ Montoloking, NJ East Rockaway NY Gerritsen Beach, NY Newtown, CT Stratford, CT Adairsville, GA Calhoun, GA 9/11 Family Day Boston, MA West, TX Omagh, IRELAND Prescott, AZ Moore, OK Nairobi, KENYA Archie, MO Louisville, MS Tupelo, MS Auschwitz-Birkenau POLAND Jerusalem, ISRAEL  Bethel Acres, OK Vilonia, AR Rwamagana, RWANDA Bottineau, ND Madrid, SPAIN London, ENGLAND Ottowa, Canada Paris, FRANCE Little Nepal neighborhood in Queens, NY Katmandu, NEPAL Chattanooga, TN Lafayette, LA San Bernardino, CA Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA Erbil, IRAQ Paris, FRANCE Colorado Spings, CO Rowlett, TX Brussels, BELGIUM Hesston, KS Flint, MI Lahore, PAKISTAN Charleston, SC Cuenca, Ecuador  Omo River, ETHOPIA  Kiev, UKRAINE  … and we are just getting started!

Stars of HOPE® is a registered trademark and program of New York Says Thank You Foundation.