HOPE Blog

Stars of HOPE Volunteers Making A Difference

On April 22, 2018 in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, TN a senseless act of violence occurred that took four lives and injured two others, at a local restaurant. Immediately a #HOPEAlert was issued to our network of volunteers. Volunteers quickly begun to create Stars of HOPE for the community of Nashville. Many of these […]

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9/11 Memorial Glade

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HOPE Shines in Puerto Rico

In January 2017 Stars of HOPE joined Florida and Puerto Rico Art Therapy Chapters to deliver Stars created by families and teams around the US. We then created Stars of HOPE with children in schools and families living in shelters after Hurricane Maria. Volunteers came from all around the island of Puerto Rico to help […]

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Stars of HOPE® the perfect project for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

How KPMG, HBO, JetBlue and many other corporations empower children to create hope in the world. Take your Daughters and Sons 2019 theme “Workforce Development For All” is synergistic with the mission of  Stars of HOPE. We encourage children of all ages to create, empower and heal while discovering how they can make a difference […]

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HOPE ALERT: LEE COUNTY, Alabama

On March 4, 2019, powerful tornadoes plowed through Lee County in Alabama and killed at least 23 people and left a path of destruction that looked “as if someone had taken a blade and just scraped the ground,” the county sheriff said Monday. It appears that some people had only a five-minute warning Sunday afternoon […]

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David Posnak Jewish Day School Pays It Forward in honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

February 14th, 2019 – It is said that teachers change the world. Michele Berstien is one of those teachers, a visual arts educator at the Posnak Jewish Day School. Drawn to the message and concept of Stars of HOPE Berstien reached out via Facebook. Living in Parkland for many years, February 14th affected Berstien’s life […]

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Shine MSD Creates HOPE

Parkland, FL – February 14, 2019, marked one year since tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In remembrance of the 17 lives taken, and to provide a day of comfort and healing, a community event was held at Pine Trails Park. Community members came together to volunteer, visit with therapy dogs, […]

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Stars of HOPE to Hurricane Michael Survivors

Panama City, Florida – On February 1st fifteen hundred bay county 5th-grade students created Stars of HOPE for there community. Painting colorful stars and messages of healing. That will be seen across the community. “After the hurricane, we knew that we wanted to do something healing that incorporated art. We reached out to the Florida […]

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A Wray of light is added to Stars of HOPE

December 1, 2018 – We are excited to announce a new team member to the Stars of HOPE family. Stephanie Wray ATR-P, LMHCI, YYT will assume the role of Stars of HOPE Program Manager. Stephanie joins after consulting as an art therapist and volunteering on multiple projects over the past year, connecting our mission with […]

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San Bernardino Continues to Create Hope for Others

December 8th, 2018, San Bernardino, CA -Stars of HOPE®USA has attended San Bernardino’s Winter Wonderland Festival. Bringing hope to the community-at-large impacted by the senseless shooting on December 2nd, 2016. Honoring the lives taken and continue the healing of survivors and family members. Volunteers joined from the local Humane Society and accompanied by survivors and […]

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