Our Impact

Stars of HOPE® has empowered school children, families, seniors, first responders, veterans, active military, partner organizations, and entire communities to paint inspirational words, messages, and designs on one-foot wooden Stars. Stars of HOPE are displayed in public places in communities worldwide in the immediate and long-term aftermath of a tragedy, serving as beacons of hope and compassion for all to see.

Where We Have Gone

Stars of HOPE has lifted the spirits of people in communities impacted by catastrophic acts of nature including the Greensburg, Kansas tornado, the flooding of Hurricane Sandy, and the deadly Nepal earthquake as well as communities impacted by acts of violence including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the terror attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland; and internationally in London, Brussels and Belgium.

Measuring Our Impact

We partnered with experts at Florida State University to conduct a study that examines the impact of Stars of HOPE on the emotional recovery of individuals who have survived a natural disaster or traumatic event.

  • 100 percent of respondents agreed that Stars of HOPE positively impacts people’s lives, helps communities recover emotionally from disaster and helps people recover from tragedy.
  • 84 percent of respondents who witnessed a Star of HOPE in their community post-tragedy felt “hopeful” and “supported”
  • 81 percent of respondents who received a Star of HOPE post-tragedy felt “connected to others”

Latest Project Updates

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