OUR MISSION: Empower people of all ages to transform communities and individuals in need
of hope through the power of art and messages of healing
Who we are
Stars of HOPE® is the worlds largest and fastest growing healing arts program. Started by New York Says Thank You Foundation in 2007, pioneering a paradigm at the intersection of mental health and art.
We are a unique disaster response and community arts program empowering people to transform communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters by creating colorful art and messages of hope and healing.
Stars of HOPE serve as beacons of compassion for all to see and have made a direct impact on the long-term mental health and resiliency of individuals and entire communities recovering from disaster.
The innovation behind Stars of HOPE is that it transformed a traditional therapeutic art program and leveraged it into a public art installation in a disaster zone. This unique construct magnifies the inspirational and emotional impact to thousands of other disaster survivors throughout devastated communities.
Stars of HOPE has lifted the spirits of millions 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 horrific acts of violence including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the terror attacks in San Bernardino, California; Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Parkland, Florida; and internationally in London, Brussels, and Belgium.
Stars of HOPE® empowers people of all ages to transform individuals and communities in need of hope through the power of art and messages of healing.
Service & Faith
How can you create Stars of HOPE with your family, friends or colleagues? Here are some ideas on how you can help and make a difference in someones life through the art of hope.
A Community of Hope and Healing
Did you know? when you get a box
you give a box to a community project
Get a Box of HOPE Kit
Your Box of HOPE will arrive with everything you need to create hope with your friends and family. This project will help teach empathy, compassion and helping others.
Get Your Kit Now
Create your message of HOPE
Paint messages of hope and healing on a one-foot wooden star, write your name and a message on the back. Your star will bring hope to a community or individual.
Give someone the reminder of HOPE
Ship your Stars of HOPE to our "HOPE Banks". Local volunteers will deliver your messages to those impacted by a disaster or deliver them locally to someone in need of HOPE - from across the street to across the world.
Active HOPE Banks
How it Works