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 in their community, the country
For years Stars of HOPE has joined corporations at events by having the children paint messages of hope and healing on our 12-inch wooden stars. Stars of HOPE is a unique therapeutic arts program empowering people to transform communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters by creating and displaying colorful art and messages of hope and healing. Stars of HOPE are displayed in public places in the immediate and long-term aftermath of a tragedy, serving as beacons of hope and compassion.
It all begins with a question. “Who needs hope?”
The children brainstorm the answers. Is it children in the local hospital? An area nursing home? A homeless shelter? The local 911 call center? We are always amazed how many answers kids share, their answers inform the personal notes that they will write on the back of their star, often we suggest having a piece of paper for kids to work out words, images, pictures before they paint.
Each star can take a half hour to 45 minutes to paint. Like a snowflake, no two are ever alike. The children get to see their stars together, to see what they created.
Determining where the stars go takes teamwork. After the stars are dry, they get packed up in the reusable box and delivered to where hope is needed locally. Stars of HOPE also provides a HOPE Bank to deliver stars nationally to communities such as those affected by the wildfires in California, and to the Gulf Coast, still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Michael. This has been an especially devastating year of natural disasters.
Over 100,000 Stars of HOPE have gone around the world. Stars from Take our Sons and Daughters have gone to hospitals in Seattle, to refugee camps in Iraq, to shelters in NYC to name a few.
The conversations that take place with your children teach them that they can make a difference in their community, they are empowered to reach out and let someone know that they are not alone.
Stars of HOPE provides a power point presentation, or video to help facilitate the project. And the materials needed are found on our website. The Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE supports Community projects in San Bernardino, Orlando, and New York City and across the globe.
Order your boxes of HOPE for this wonderful day when parents and children demonstrate when you work together you can answer the question, “Who in the world needs hope?”