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Everyone benefits from creating Stars of HOPE. The process of painting a star will build feelings of optimism, positivity, empowerment, and resilience for not only the maker but the receiver.
We are providing the opportunity to learn about empathy and compassion. You are are creating a positive experience for survivors, which can help prevent adverse experiences after tragedy.
Our Box of HOPE Kit makes it easy for families, classrooms, service, and faith-based groups, and corporations seeking volunteer service projects to create art for others.
Ready To Ship Your Stars of HOPE?
Our “HOPE Banks” are located across the globe and are ready to activate. Take a look below and discuss with your family, friends, or colleagues where you would like to send your messages of HOPE and healing. Our HOPE Banks are ready to deliver your Stars of HOPE to communities and individuals in need of support.
**Due to the current climate surrounding COVID-19 all HOPE Banks are on pause until further notice.
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Our general “HOPE BANK” is used to respond to communities as soon as possible. The Stars of HOPE staff and volunteers conduct a detailed crisis response evaluation to determine the best time to go into communities to deliver your Stars of HOPE. By helping us to keep this bank full we have had the capabilities to go into areas in need as soon as three days after a tragedy.
To make a deposit into our General HOPE Bank ship your completed stars to:
Stars of HOPE Bank
3219 S. Orange Ave. #465
Orlando, FL 32806
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The Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE Kits impact our program several ways helping us to deliver tangible messages of HOPE and healing by keeping our “HOPE Banks” stocked and ready to respond in communities around the globe while sponsoring another kit to be used at a community or school funded project.
Stars of HOPE can sent to any of our “HOPE Banks” which are activated when there is a need in a community. HOPE Bank volunteers will then deliver your inspirational pieces of HOPE in the hands and areas needed most.
If you know a place locally which is in need of HOPE we fully encourage you to deliver your inspirational pieces of HOPE where you see fit! Be sure to share with us where you bring HOPE. We love sharing these stories!
Kits are shipped 1-3 business days from the date ordered and shipped UPS ground. Delivery of your Box of HOPE kit can take 3-5 business days. If you are in need of rush delivery contact us directly at email@example.com
Additional supplies needed may include plastic table cover, paper towels, paper cups, permanent markers and ribbon or pipe cleaners.
Everyone benefits from creating a Star of HOPE. When a community comes together after a disaster to create Stars of HOPE, survivors feel connected to one another and are comforted by the art making.
The process of creating a Star of HOPE will create feelings of optimism, positivity, empowerment and resilience. This becomes a positive experience for survivors, which can help prevent adverse experiences from the disaster. Schools, service and faith based groups, and corporations seeking volunteer service projects can benefit from Stars of HOPE as well.
It provides an opportunity to learn about empathy and that anyone can make a difference through the power of art and messages of healing. It can be a team building activity, a project for a community service day, and an easy way for everyone to participate in disaster relief and recovery.
Survivors reported that witnessing and receiving Stars of HOPE made them feel hopeful, supported and connected to others.
When a survivor receives a Star of HOPE, it allows them to feel comforted knowing that they are not alone; this combats loneliness that can happen post-trauma, which can lead to negative mental and physical health after a disaster.
When Stars of HOPE are activated in a community affected by a disaster, it positively impacts peoples lives and helps communities recover and rebuild emotionally from the disaster.
The arts are used for social and emotional learning because they are teaching self-awareness.
The creative process can also be used on how to connect to the more emotional side of ourselves. For example, through Stars of HOPE, teachers can help their students learn about empathy and what it means to care for others. Students can also learn skills like mindfulness, self-regulation and problem solving. Both the process of making the Star of HOPE and the actual Star can be used as vehicles for mindfulness activities.
Stars of HOPE can be adapted for any age group, grade or skill level and is a great opportunity as a lesson plan or special activity that will positively affect the development of social and emotional learning and well-being of students.