About Us

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


  • Stars of HOPE is a global movement of creativity, compassion and connections.
  • Stars of HOPE are a tangible way of paying it forward
  • Stars of HOPE go where people can’t.


  • Love is stronger than hate.
  • Create. Connect. Empower. Heal.
  • Anybody can make a difference in the world.
  • Stronger together.
  • Share your humanity – paint a star.

Stars of HOPE® have brought light into darkness in 180 communities in 26 countries and growing. ★ Greensburg, KS Galveston, TX Little Sioux, IA  Mena, AR 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.