Stories of HOPE and HEALING
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- Employees Send Hope in Times of Disaster and Tragedyby Jill Adkins on August 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm
Often, it is a challenge to provide the right tools and resources in the workplace. “Stars of HOPE” is one solution. The post Employees Send Hope in Times of Disaster and Tragedy appeared first on NYSTY.
- HOPE for Veteransby Jill Adkins on June 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Thank you Stars of Hope for giving our students an amazing opportunity to share Hope to hundreds of Veterans throughout CT. The post HOPE for Veterans appeared first on NYSTY.
- Empowering survivors to heal by helping others….by Jill Adkins on April 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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- With Renewed Strength and Courage!by Jill Adkins on February 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm
The following is a true life story! I share it with your readers because I want them to know that receiving a Star of HOPE truly did make a difference for me. The post With Renewed Strength and Courage! appeared first on NYSTY.
- Creating HOPE and Friendshipby Jill Adkins on January 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm
On December 8th, 2016, I had the opportunity to introduce the Stars of Hope USA to high school students at Ramaz in New York City. The post Creating HOPE and Friendship appeared first on NYSTY.
- My Journey of Hope & Healing – A Survivor’s Storyby Jill Adkins on July 22, 2016 at 9:41 pm
Normal morning. Normal life. Until one day on December 2, 2015, everything came crashing down right in front of me. Words could not describe the way I felt in that given moment - I was in utter shock and disbelief, but I acted strong for the sake of my family. In that time, I was put into a stage of numbness, as if I had no emotions. I was empty, maybe even heartless. The one thing that kept me strong were the words my mom used to tell me: “If I die, I don’t want anyone grieving over me.” The post My Journey of Hope & Healing – A Survivor’s Story appeared first on NYSTY.
- With Open Arms and Open Doorsby Jill Adkins on July 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm
We just had the privilege of doing a Stars of HOPE® project in Orlando. The remarkable employees of Loews Hotels created 1200 Stars of HOPE to bring smiles and hugs to a community very much in need. They took time out of their day to express their creativity and compassion for their community and add a little hope to the city of Orlando. The experience was heart warming. The post With Open Arms and Open Doors appeared first on NYSTY.
- Creating HOPE in San Bernardinoby Jill Adkins on February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm
Yesterday was one of the greatest, most meaningful, and most emotional days of my entire life and a day I will never forget for as long as I live. Yesterday, we had the privilege to paint Stars of HOPE® with survivors of the San Bernardino terrorist attack and some of the families who lost loved ones that terrible day two and a half months ago. We painted Stars of HOPE with little boys and little girls who lost their fathers and their mothers in an act of pure evil. We painted Stars of HOPE with wives who lost their husbands, husbands who lost their wives. We painted Stars of HOPE with extraordinary people young and old who went to a training session and holiday party and watched in sheer terror as their work colleague opened fire on them with pure evil... The post Creating HOPE in San Bernardino appeared first on NYSTY.
- Fighting the War on Terror with an Army of HOPEby Jill Adkins on January 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm
The recent active shooter attacks in La Loche, Saskatchewan, San Bernardino, California, and Paris, France are brutal reminders that no community is immune to tragedy. Unfortunately but realistically, domestic terrorism and active shooter incidents are just some of the new and emerging threats communities and organizations now face and must be prepared for... The post Fighting the War on Terror with an Army of HOPE appeared first on NYSTY.
- Inspiring Syrian Refugees with Stars of Hope®by Jill Adkins on January 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm
Having just returned from Iraq, I had the opportunity to bring inspiration to Syrian refugees by decorating their tents and camps with Stars of Hope. The Stars, painted by attorneys and staff from the New York office of my law firm, Dentons, and by children at My Little School in Riyadh, contained messages of encouragement in Arabic and English. Working with Becky Bakr Abdulla from the Norwegian Refugee Council and Kenneth D’Alessandro from the Saudi Red Crescent, we distributed Stars of Hope at Darashakran Refugee Camp and Kawergosk Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees, as well as at Madrasat Ashtar Camp for internally-displaced Iraqi Yezidis... The post Inspiring Syrian Refugees with Stars of Hope® appeared first on NYSTY.