We have great news! Small Acts Big Change is partnering with Stars of Hope to offer hope to people who could use a little hope. Tragedies such as mass violence and natural disasters leave many survivors and victims feeling hopeless. That’s where Stars of Hope come in using evidence-based therapeutic art making in the form of a star to compassionately support survivors, heroes, and victims. Together, we’re bringing communities together to make a positive difference in the lives and futures of every community we touch with a star of hope.
In a world that sometimes feels hopeless, people look for hope and support. And that’s where YOU come in, and it’s simple. Gather your friends and family members to decorate stars. We’ll turn the stars into large banners of hope and support that will be hung in communities all over the United States. This is a great DIY volunteer project for helpers of all ages!
- Star template, sized to 8.5″x11″ piece of paper
- Coloring supplies such as markets, colored pencils or crayons
Print the star template to full size on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper.
Decorate your star with messages of hope, healing, and inspiration. For patients and their family, decorate stars offering messages of compassion, support, and HOPE. For the essential workers such as nurses, doctors and medical staff, decorate stars offering messages of thanks and HOPE.
Please feel free to use crayons, markers, paints, colored pencils, stickers, and more, whatever you have on hand.
Have fun and be creative!
Scan your decorated star or take a picture of you holding your star and email it to [email protected]
Would you rather mail in your stars? Please send them to Small Acts Big Change, Stars of Hope, PO Box 1374, La Canada, CA 91012.
We’ll turn your stars into banners of hope that will be hung in hospitals and nursing care centers all over the United States.
EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR SCHOOL:
Small Acts Big Change can certify your student’s volunteer hours. 8 colored stars = 1 hour of student volunteer time. Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
GIRL SCOUTS/BOY SCOUTS, SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES AND OTHER GROUP OPPORTUNITIES:
Would you like to bring this project to a group you are involved in while still practicing social distancing? Please contact Carolyn at [email protected] for more information.
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE:
“Make a difference by empowering your family and friends to use their creativity to give hope, show compassion, and promote healing,” states the Stars of Hope website.
If you would like to learn about more DIY volunteer from home projects like these, please subscribe to this page, Make a Difference From Home.
This blog is hosted by Small Acts Big Change, a nonprofit organization helping people volunteer to change the world through kindness and service.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
Start a school club, host a corporate event, or host a community event.
We’d love to see a picture of your decorated stars. Please feel free to share pictures of your kindness at https://www.facebook.com/smallactsbigchangeus.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE :
Visit Stars of Hope Website: https://starsofhopeusa.org
Visit Small Acts Big Change’s Website: https://www.smallactsbigchange.org
Thank you for helping spread happiness, support, compassion, and kindness throughout America. <3
And remember, always be a star!