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30 for 30!

I am an expecting mother and as I was working on my registry, I realized how expensive diapers were. I knew for my 30th birthday that I would want to help several people in need in some way and came up with the idea to help at least 30 struggling mothers by donating a box of diapers to each of them. So I decide to do a 30 for 30 diaper donation give away for my 30th birthday! I went ahead and... Read More »
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God Is Always With Us!

It is always great to see our children enter Star of Hope Mission's doors with a huge smile on their faces. This month was filled with many blessings for our children’s department. After Star of Hope's Summer Camp and Back-to-School Backpack Party for children of homeless families I was able to witness children filled with joy because of an amazing summer and new school supplies! With the amazing... Read More »
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God's perfect timing!

God’s timing is perfect! Today at Star of Hope, God showed this in a very special way. A few representatives from Texas Mutual Insurance stopped by today to delivery over 500 new and gently used towels and washcloths collected by their staff members. This donation is incredible all on its own! However, the “perfect timing” is that our childcare manager was about to purchase the towels needed for... Read More »
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Make this summer a Summer of Hope

Donate toiletries or large size diapers at any Houston area Christian Brothers Automotive and get $10 off any service and a pair of Astros tickets. As part of Star of Hope’s SUMMER OF HOPE campaign, Christian Brothers Automotive has teamed up with KPRC TV, KSBJ and the Houston Astros to collect toiletries and children’s size 5-6 diapers for Houston’s homeless. The promotion begins on July 1, 2015... 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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Applauding our volunteers!

I would like to share a story with you I heard today, that captures how we feel about our volunteers at Star of Hope! A group of volunteers had just finished serving lunch at our Men’s Development Center earlier this week and was walking out, when they received an enthusiastic round of applause from the appreciative crowd of men still in the dining room. Allow me to join in their applause for ALL... Read More »
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Running for a Reason

Today I ran my fifth Chevron Houston Marathon. I have been a runner off and on for the past 12 years and have done several different types of events … marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5ks and relays. But in all those years, today was the first time I ever cried when I crossed the finish line. I didn’t cry because I had had my best marathon finish ever, finally achieving that long coveted sub-5... Read More »
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Why I Love Working for Star of Hope!

My position at Star of Hope allows me to not only see the full scope of the care and services we offer our clients, but I have the privilege of sharing the neat stories I come across, with you, through the mail. Whether it’s a client who has overcome addiction through the New Hope Recovery Program, a volunteer group who donated stuffed animals for the children, or a Circle of Hope member... Read More »
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Benefit Star of Hope just by Christmas shopping!

As you prepare for a season of gift giving in the coming months, do you know you can help the hungry and homeless at Star of Hope at no cost to you? AmazonSmile and iGive are two simple, automatic ways to support Star of Hope just by shopping. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the... Read More »
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School is now in session!

School is now in Session! Children received brand new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies for the new school year! Last week our children started school and what better way to start them off on their first day than with celebrating the new school year! Texas Citizens Bank underwrote the purchase of 230 pairs of children's shoes for the Trees of Hope Shoe Party at Sports Authority! Our... Read More »
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By Faith there is Sight!

Many of the guests at Star of Hope Mission are not able to attain the necessities that most of us can acquire on our own. With God's continued blessings, the generous amount of time our volunteers sacrifice, and all the kind donations we receive, we were able to provide our guests with the essential things that they need.  In particular, an improved eye sight is what many of our guests need and... Read More »
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Back to the Basics!

Summer is coming to a close and the new school year is soon approaching! Many of us are gearing up to shop for school supplies during this Back-to-School season! Sadly, our families at Star of Hope Mission can not do the same, but God has blessed this mission with supporters like you all! You can help our children receive their brand new backpacks, full of brand new school supplies from your... Read More »
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Where Rubber Meets The Road

Two weeks ago, I bought a homeless man a blanket and another homeless man a bowl of hot soup, but it is frightening and dangerous to approach them alone and I can't make a real difference by myself. We're having a very cold winter and people are sleeping on the pavement that I see daily on my way home. I was praying this morning and asking God what I can do to help make a difference. I don't have... 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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Girl Scout Brownie Troop #9668

Brownie Troop 9668 split into two groups to provide enough snacks to feed about 450 residents at two Star of Hope facilities. They brought with them several car loads of gently used clothing, linens, books, toys and stuffed animals as well as some toiletries for the residents. While many of these girls are accustomed to gathering items to donate or participating in fun activities that benefit... Read More »
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Divas With Hattitude a Red Hat Society Chapter Gives Back

Our Red Hat Society Chapter Divas With Hattitude began volunteering in November of 2011 and returned in 2012. We volunteer one Saturday every November at the Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter. We start our day by celebrating our chapter members November birthdays at a restaurant, and conclude with dinner service at the center. We help prepare and serve the meals to the many residents... Read More »
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My Mission is Close to My Heart

My husband and I have been financial supporters of Star of Hope for many years. I have always been impressed with the strong Christian work that Star of Hope has provided to thousands of people in need. Once our youngest child received her driver’s license (lots of prayers said!), I felt it was time to donate my time to Star of Hope as well. I went to a volunteer orientation class and waited for... Read More »
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Lessons from the Clothing Room: God Provides!

Every Wednesday morning at Star of Hope’s Donation and Distribution Center is a scavenger hunt of sorts. With a list of specific client clothing needs in hand, Abigail, Kristin and I sift through boxes and bags of donations, searching for the right garments. We make a game out of locating and capturing these items - size 18 pants, women's socks, dresses with sleeves, any brand new business... Read More »
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