Impact Study

How Stars of HOPE make an impact

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Helped Creators feel more optimistic about the future

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made participants feel supported and hopeful

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Participants felt comforted and connected to others

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Agree that stars of hope positively impacts people to recover emotionally from disaster and tragedy

Together we heal

We Believe In Kindness and Compassion

Every act of kindness and compassion, no matter how small, makes an impact. We strive to make a positive impact with hope, and we have seen that impact ripple through communities, schools, survivors, and their families.

We initiated a study with the Florida State University (FSU) College of Criminology and Criminal Justice to measure the direct impact on individuals that have participated in, received, or witnessed Stars of HOPE in various settings after a natural or human-caused tragedy.

A survey was taken by individuals who have participated in, received, or witnessed a Stars of HOPE. The questionnaire elicited information about how receiving, seeing, or creating a Star of HOPE made them feel and their overall assessment of the program’s impact. The results were overwhelmingly positive.

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Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE kits make it simple to get involved