Create. Empower. Heal.

Stars of HOPE® USA is the world’s largest and fastest growing healing arts program. Started by New York Says Thank You Foundation, we have pioneered a new paradigm at the intersection of mental health and art. We are a unique disaster response and community arts program empowering people to transform communities impacted by natural and human-caused disasters by creating and displaying colorful art and messages of hope and healing.


Order a Box of HOPE

Your Box of HOPE will arrive with everything you need to create hope with your friends and family. This project will help teach empathy, compassion and helping others.

Paint & Create HOPE

Paint messages of hope and healing on the one-foot wooden stars, write your name and a message on the back. Your star will bring hope to a community or individual.

Give HOPE to Others

Deliver your stars to anyone in need of hope – from across the street to across the country. These stars are not meant for you to keep, they are meant to spread hope!

Box of Hope Kit

Inside a Box of HOPE

A Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE contains everything needed for a creative and meaningful pay-it-forward service event. Every box contains materials designed to help your family learn about spreading hope and healing.

Paint with a Purpose

Your purchase of a Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE helps support our volunteer-based, therapeutic art projects for survivors and communities that need hope. Learn More »

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Healing Arts and Hope

After a disaster or human-caused tragedy, Stars of HOPE serve as beacons of compassion and have direct impact on the long-term healing and resiliency of survivors, first responders and communities.

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