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.

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% 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% of respondents who witnessed a Star of HOPE in their community post-tragedy felt “hopeful” and “supported”
  • 81% of respondents who received a Star of HOPE post-tragedy felt “connected to others”

Latest Project Updates

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