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Caring For The Homeless Houston

Growing up in Houston, I’ve known about Star of Hope for most of my life. In this blog I will keep you updated on what I’m doing. I’ll also share my perspective on what it means to care for the homeless. I count it a blessing to have served the homeless through Star of Hope as a volunteer, donor and employee. You can also find me on LinkedIn and Twitter. Scott McKinleyInteractive Communication... Read More »
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5 Ways to Help Houston’s Homeless This Christmas

Are you looking for ways to help the poor and homeless in our community this Christmas? Please consider these five suggestions: Provide Christmas meals for hungry and homeless men, women and children with Star of Hope. It only cost $1.92 to provide a meal. How many people will you help feed? Adopt a Family with Star of Hope and give Christmas presents to families in need. Register today and we... Read More »
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Buy a Meal and Give a Meal

Hungry for tamales? This weekend, Texas Tamale Company is teaming up with Kroger to give thanks and give back. For every bag of tamales you buy this Friday through Sunday (Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2013), a meal will be provided for a homeless person through Star of Hope. Look for Texas Tamales in the freezer section or the free standing TTC freezers in all participating Houston area Kroger stores. For... Read More »
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Changing Seasons and Changing Needs

As the temperatures change and become colder the clothing needs of Houston's homeless men, women and children also change. If you are interested in hosting a drive or donating clothing to Star of Hope, the following items will be very helpful during the winter months. Winter Needs: During cold weather months we are in need of gently used or new: Coats Jackets Gloves Warm Hats Scarves Blankets... Read More »
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Teih is grateful for your support!

Families come to Star of Hope for a variety of reasons and with a diversity of needs. This is the story of one family that came to Star of Hope for assistance and made full use of the services you help provide. Teih and her mother, Michelle, are flourishing today thanks to you! When she was eight years old, Teih and her mom came from Baton Rouge to Houston with nothing but a bus ticket. They did... Read More »
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Preparing Kids for School

In just a few weeks, special notes of encouragement will be placed on backpacks full of school supplies and given to children at Star of Hope. Thank you for equipping these precious children to succeed in school… and life.   School Supplies Needs List Star of Hope Mission Read More »
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105 Years of Restoring Families

Yesterday, Star of Hope Mission celebrated 105 years of ministry to the homeless in Houston. From the very beginning in 1907 one of the most exciting, consistent results of this ministry has been the restoration of families. What a legacy! This photo was taken during a dinner at Star of Hope in 1932. Notice the sign on the wall? "How long is it since you wrote to your MOTHER?" I wonder how... Read More »
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Summer Camp... You Should Go

This little girl is TOO cute! She enjoyed Summer Camp with Star of Hope Mission so much that she wanted to let you know... "You should go." You can learn more about Star of Hope's Summer Camp in the most recent edition of The Light. Make This a Summer of Hope - Send Kids to Camp Houston's Star of Hope Mission Read More »
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Finding a Reason to Live

Soon children and teens from Star of Hope will be heading off to Summer Camp. For many of the kids it will be the first time they’ve… gone to camp been away from their mom seen a deer caught a fish paddled a canoe noticed SO MANY stars in the sky The experience will be fun, challenging and life-changing. I just finished reading Brandy Finds a Reason to Live… At Camp in Star of Hope’s May... Read More »
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Star of Hope Kids and Donald Driver

For several years kids and teens from Star of Hope have enjoyed being part of the Donald Driver Football Camp in Houston. It's always one of the highlights of the summer. Donald, thanks for making summer special for kids receiving the care they need at Star of Hope! Family Shelters Houston Make this a Summer of Hope Read More »
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Star of Hope on Facebook

Rebecca Neuhaus, one of Star of Hope's many friends on Facebook, posted this on our wall. "It has been an honor to be able to be a part of what Star of Hope is doing. As we are blessed we are to be a blessing. And I really feel blessed every time I read of how many lives are touched with the love of Jesus. Star of Hope sees folks the way that Jesus sees folks. Wow isn't that great." Wonderful,... Read More »
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Star of Hope's 2011 Ministry Report

Star of Hope's 2011 Ministry Report is available now. Take a look inside to see how your support is changing the lives homeless men, women and families in our community. In 2011, you helped accomplish that mission through your support for: 615,068 healthy, nourishing meals to reassure the hungry 87,218 donated articles of clothing and 5,910 toys and gifts to help families rebuild their lives... Read More »
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Parkway Fellowship and Star of Hope

Mike McGown, Lead Pastor at Parkway Fellowship and Scott Arthur discuss the life-change that happens at Star of Hope. Thanks Parkway Fellowship for serving with us! Star of Hope and Parkway Fellowship from Parkway Fellowship on Vimeo. Volunteer Opportunities Houston Star of Hope Mission Read More »
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Remembering Denver

Homeless men, women and children in Houston and around America lost a great friend. Yesterday I learned that Denver Moore, co-author of Same Kind of Different As Me, passed away. What an inspiring gentleman! Denver and Ron Hall spoke at Star of Hope's annual banquet a few years ago. I watched this video this morning and thought I would share it with you.     Homeless Shelters Houston Star of... Read More »
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Trees of Hope

Thank you Trees of Hope for all you do for children at Star of Hope. You are helping to change the lives of these kids... now and forever! Community Partners Houston Star of Hope Mission Read More »
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Help Feed Houston’s Homeless

Ask someone what Star of Hope does and one of first things they may tell you is “Star of Hope is a soup kitchen.” Star of Hope serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year at 3 different Houston area locations. We serve meals, but Star of Hope has always been so much more than a soup kitchen.   Today, you can help us provide hot, nutritious meals for the men, women and families who come to Star of Hope... Read More »
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A Life-Changing Place

This week John Mills posted an update on graduations at Star of Hope's Transitional Living Center for Women & Families... Faith, Hope and Everlasting Love. A couple of graduates commented on our Facebook wall: "I graduated from 2 programs there...it is an awesome, life-changing place!" -- Michelle "Star of Hope gave me a life back that I thought was impossible to have! Forever i will be truly... Read More »
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Hayden Gives Her Birthday Away

The other day a little girl named Hayden visited Star of Hope with her mom. She wanted to give all of her birthday presents away. Incredible! I'm excited to see kids helping and sharing with other kids. I know that children who come to Star of Hope with their moms and dads will enjoy the toys. Thanks Hayden!   Star of Hope Mission on Facebook Houston Homeless Shelters Read More »
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A New Man

Brian shared this with Star of Hope Mission on Facebook  this morning: "The Star of Hope gave me the opportunity to get to know my Heavenly Father and his tremendous love for me. My perspective of who he is and what my place in life is was changed dramatically. I now know that I do not have to be a slave to drugs and alcohol. I walked away from the Star of Hope a new man. Thank you." We want to... Read More »
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Star of Hope Guest Chefs

Are you a Houston area chef and would like to help the homeless in our city? Be a guest chef with Star of Hope Mission. Contact Star of Hope to get started today. Thanks Kevin King of Riverbend Country Club and Ben E. Keith for providing a wonder meal for the residents of Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center for Women & Families. Houston Homeless Shelters More Volunteer Jobs Houston Read More »
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The Sound of Music

A few days before Christmas I was walking through the lobby at Star of Hope and saw three boxes. They looked like they contained musical instruments…I got really excited when I realized someone had donated three guitars!  Rachel Haverkorn, a Volunteer Liaison at Star of Hope, told me this story: The teen department let us know that the some of the kids had expressed interest in learning to play... Read More »
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