Stars of HOPE® empowers children of all ages to transform communities and individuals in need of hope through the power of art and messages of healing.
Started by New York Says Thank You Foundation in 2007 with the help of the Vincent family of Groesbeck, Texas, Stars of HOPE have transformed 150 communities in 24 countries impacted by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes as well as acts of violence such as mass shootings, war, and industrial accidents. We have empowered 80,000 volunteers including school children, families, seniors, first responders, veterans, active military, partner organizations, and entire communities to paint inspirational words, messages, and designs on 1-foot wooden Stars. These Stars of HOPE are displayed in public places in communities worldwide in the immediate and long term aftermath of tragedy serving as beacons of hope and compassion for all to see.
Stars of HOPE® is a registered trademark of New York Says Thank You Foundation.