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Be A Star!

Star of Hope volunteers bring a joyful light to our guests. We need more like them. There is a lonely man, a frightened woman or a sad child who needs a friend to listen and care. We would like to tell you about the many opportunities to serve. One of these spots may be just right for YOU! Perhaps it is serving meals or tutoring children or adults. Or, you might enjoy serving in our Family Store.... Read More »
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Sportsmen Against Hunger

Safari Club International is a leader in the fight against hunger and the promotion of wildlife conservation. Several years ago, SCI Houston adopted Star of Hope as its charity-of-choice and found Star of Hope to be a great fit for these programs. Through the Sportsmen Against Hunger program, hunters share their wild game harvest with those less fortunate. Since beginning our partnership with Star... Read More »
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Celebrating Volunteers

As Star of Hope celebrates National Volunteer Month, the Volunteer Services team asked other staff members and clients, “What do our volunteers mean to you?” We thought we would share a few of their responses with you – we were tremendously blessed and think you will be, too! "The volunteers here have made an impact, so that I want to go out and serve the community too!" - Ashley, client... Read More »
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Cookie Workshop a big success!

“Does anyone here like cookies?” When chef Michael Savino walks in with that question, he always gets a big response from the children at Star of Hope. Recently, he hosted a cookie workshop that was a big hit. We are so grateful that Michael, owner of Michael’s Cookie Jar, has a sweet spot for Houston’s children and families in need. “We love the city of Houston and believe it is our duty to give... Read More »
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Caring for the Homeless: how you can help

We are so excited to announce a new opportunity for Star of Hope friends to serve as virtual volunteers and help end homelessness in Houston! Star of Hope Mission invites you to be among the first fundraisers with the launch of our new personal fundraising opportunity. This means social connections and friends from all over the world can easily support your service and love for the homeless in our... Read More »
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Unforgettable Experience

Renegade is a missional community group that belongs to the church Resurrection Houston. This missional community group is located at University of Houston, and we recently had the pleasure to volunteer at the Star of Hope. We helped serve some of the residents there. The experience was one that was unforgettable. We had an amazing time serving and interacting with the residents as well as helping... Read More »
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Volunteers Mean So Much

Star of Hope’s Extended Services Department appreciates volunteers! The New Horizons and New Haven programs, as well as our Outreach program, offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities. And, we are so excited to have volunteers serving in the following capacities: Blessed Breakfast: Groups of 5-10 volunteers come and serve a continental-type breakfast to the clients of our New Haven program and... Read More »
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I Find Joy in Serving!

Star of Hope is my Mission because we should help those in need by providing them with shelter, food, water and the tools to succeed. Star of Hope contributes towards helping those in need by providing them with all of these basic things and so much more. It is a great joy being able to contribute towards the mission of Star of Hope. It’s a beautiful feeling to see a child jump with joy when they... Read More »
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Demonstrating Christ’s Love Through Service

When I was presented with the opportunity to volunteer at Star of Hope, I didn’t think twice about it and gladly signed up. My first volunteer experience with Star of Hope definitely impacted me in a great way. I volunteered alongside a group of people from my local church for Star of Hope’s Fall Harvest Festival. Throughout the evening, I was reminded of the immense and overwhelming need in our... Read More »
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Good News

I would like to thank South Main Baptist Church for inviting me to be apart of your monthly Sunday School Class fellowship luncheon. It was a real treat and the lunch was delicious! What a blessing and privilege it is to share the “good news” in how God is working in our clients at the Star of Hope Mission. The word of God reminds us in Romans 10:15, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring... Read More »
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Outreach Partners

"Outreach" is defined as an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. As the new Outreach Coordinator with Star of Hope it has been a privilege and a blessing to serve as an agent in providing our community partners and those in need with services that provide a source of hope, strength and life changing results. Matthew 25:40 states, "The... Read More »
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The Greatest Present is When We Give

Over the summer my friend and I were talking about a good mommy and son bonding activity, so we decided on doing some sort of community service. I was aware of the Star of Hope through my job and various activities we have done in the past. When I went on the website I found the Snacks & Goodnight event which sounded like the perfect thing to allow our sons to give back to children their own age.  ... Read More »
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Giving Back to Our Community

Collegiate DECA from the University of Houston volunteered at the Star of Hope for Cookies and Goodnight. It was such a wonderful experience to come together as a group and participate in this event. We saw so many smiling faces from the people there as they received their treats that we had bought. As an organization we believe it is important to take the time from our busy school schedules to... Read More »
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How Can I Help the Homeless?

There are lots of ways you can help… One of the questions I hear over and over from folks in our community is this: "How can I help the homeless?” When we see someone on a street corner begging for money, or hear about someone struggling to pay their bills and about to lose their housing, we feel compelled to help. Yet we almost immediately feel helpless as to what’s the best thing to do. When I... 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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Thank You for 87,641 Easter Meals!

Through your generous giving to underwrite meals for the homeless, Star of Hope was able to serve 87,641 kitchen prepared meals to help people in our community struggling with homelessness during February and March! Now in April, National Volunteer Month, we encourage you find a place of service at one of our four Star of Hope locations around Houston. There’s plenty to do for all ages. If you’re... Read More »
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Volunteers Making a Difference

Star of Hope Mission has played a leading role in serving Houston’s homeless population for more than a century. Have you ever wondered how we got started? Rev. Dennis Robert Pevoto came to Houston in 1900 and spent six years assisting in the growth of Baptist churches. During this time, Evangelist Mordecai Ham (who led Billie Graham to Christ) and the former homeless alcoholic Richard... Read More »
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Leap Year...Leap of Faith

On this "Leap Day" 2012...I want to share a leap of faith that two of the New Horizons clients have taken. Pam and Sharon have both been dealing with this difficult job market. Both were laid off last Spring and have been searching endlessly for work--ANY work.  As "mature" women, they are often disregarded in favor of a younger applicant.  As individuals with "a past" that is not as promising as... Read More »
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Chasing the American Dream

I was living the American dream. I had a good job, a family, a home with a white picket fence and a dog. By the standards that I grew up around, I was supposed to be happy and complete. But that was not the case. I went from living the American dream to chasing it, making more money, getting larger homes, moving up the corporate ladder, needing more external things to make me feel whole. By... Read More »
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