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Send An Easter eCard

Just in time for Easter, you can now send an Easter eCard to a friend to let them know that you care about Houston's homeless and support Star of Hope Mission.Each meal at Star of Hope costs only $3.31 to prepare and serve. Please give today and help those who are struggling get a taste of hope this Easter. On the donation form, select "Send an eCard (optional)" to write and send your personal... Read More »
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Needed Items

A great way to help the homeless is by donating needed items to an emergency shelter or long-term program. Also, consider organizing a collection drive with your friends, church, colleagues, school or organization.Star of Hope Mission's urgent needs for this week include:Women’s DeodorantShaving CreamRazorsBlue Label SimilacFlashlights & BatteriesPull Ups (2t, 3t, 4t).Thank you for... Read More »
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A Friend in Need…

You gotta love the folks at Marriott International and Glazier Foods. Together, they delivered 5 tons of much-needed, non-perishable food to our Storehouseand unloaded every box, bag, and bundle by hand—well with a little help from a fork lift.This was a definite hallelujah moment for our kitchen staff and all of Star of Hope, for that matter, because with nearly 1,000 hungry, homeless men, women,... Read More »
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Homeless Men and Google

Friendswood Community Church has blessed our organization with 15,000 dollars to refurbish our Computer Learning Center at the Men's Development Center.   Today applications and tools are on the Internet so we are moving away from our old fat client desktop computer model that loaded down the desktop with applications like typing tutorials and Microsoft Office applications model to a web tools... Read More »
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Feeding The Homeless in Houston

Are you looking for a way to help the homeless of our city? With only $3.31 you can provide a meal for a hungry and hurting man, woman or child at Star of Hope Mission. Give online today at Food Donation Houston. Read More »
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Organize A Drive For Needed Items

Are you looking for a way to get involved and help the homeless in our community? Consider organizing a collection drive for some of Star of Hope's needed items at your school, company, church or neighborhood. Focus on a theme and get creative:  Pillows and Blankets, Socks and Underwear, Items for Infants and Toddlers, We Care Houston Packages, etc...You can find our current needs list at Houston S... Read More »
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The Long Journey Home... How your support saved Wendi’s family

I met Wendi and her daughters in June 2008. This was around the time they first arrived at Star of Hope’s Women and Family Emergency Shelter. On this particular day volunteers from Westin Hotels catered a meal and threw a big party for the families at the shelter.Wendi and her family soon moved from the Emergency Center and into the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center for Women and Families. ... Read More »
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2009… What A Year!

As the New Year fast approaches, I want to extend a sincere and heart-felt “Thank You” to you, for all your support and help this past year! 2009 has been a rough year for most all of us in some way or another, and has seen unexpected severe hardship on many individuals and families in Houston and around the country, due to the major economic crisis we have all faced. Star of Hope has been a true... Read More »
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Such A Little Manger

I love Christmas time! And I love seeing live Nativity scenes in local church front lawns, during the week just before Christmas. It always brings my thoughts back to God’s incredible plan for us. Do you see it? God’s profound message to me every time I see a manger is that He loves us without any of our pretenses, things or earthly treasures. He loves us as He loves His Son, Jesus, whom He sent... Read More »
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Houston Homeless Children Breakfast with Santa

Once again our friends at the  Hard Rock Cafe live out their logo line "Love All Serve All." The staff has invited the families at our Transitional Living Center to join Ole Saint Nick for a rockin' Saturday morning Breakfast this weekend. The event, which is usually open to the public for a fee, will be a private party just for 85 kids and their families. The Hard Rock with a soft touch will even... Read More »
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Holiday for the Homeless

This past week has been full of sweet treats and bittersweet realities. While most families in Houston gathered around a table adorned with food and relatives, thousands and thousands of men, women and children who only have the city streets to call home gathered at common areas to give thanks for a full meal. For the 19th year in a row, the staff of the Houston Hard Rock Cafe gave up their home... Read More »
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What is your problem?

I met John and Caleb of What Is Your Problem a couple of weeks ago. They came to meet Switchfoot and donate to Star of Hope. In this video John and Caleb talk with Switchfoot's Jonathan Foreman about Star of Hope and Houston's Homeless. Brilliant! Show them some love at http://whatisyourproblem.tv/.Would you like to "give a hand up"? Give your time at Volunteer Jobs Houston or donate now at Donatio... Read More »
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Get your 'Star of Hope for the Holidays' CD

Give the gift that gives back to Houston families who have no home this Holiday season and enjoy Christmas classics. Songs by Great Day Houston’s Deborah Duncan, Mary Griffin, Marcos Witt, Wayne Watson, Cindy Ratcliff and more!1. Mary Did You Know (Mark Lowery)2. Star of Hope (Deborah Duncan)3. The Answer is The Cross (Nash 3)4. Christmas Time Again (Chris Walker)5. Blanca Navidad (Marcos Witt)6.... Read More »
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The Heart of Houston

Just last week, our city showed its HEART once again, with a great Thanksgiving Parade and meals galore around downtown for Houston’s families in need. Check out Houstonians flock to Turkey Day events in Houston Chronicle and you can see how wonderfully our city reaches out to all in our community! This spirit of generosity goes on every day of the year. I know… I see it here at Star of Hope on a... Read More »
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Christmas Season Needs

With Christmas right around the corner, Star of Hope staff and volunteers are busy making this a very special Holiday for those we serve. Here's a short list of items that we need by December 11:Phone cardsJournalsBibles (for children and adults)Teen and adult make-up sets ($10-$15 range)Educational toys (with batteries provided)To see the rest of this list, other urgent & ongoing needs, and... Read More »
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Thanksgiving... Yours, Mine & Ours

Thanksgiving is coming in just a week… and if your family is anything like mine, you travel to be together and thank God for all His blessings. We always gather around a traditional Thanksgiving table, complete with family and friends, with a feast of turkey and all the trimmings, dressing and giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.Remind you of your home at holiday time? It is also... Read More »
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Homeless Veterans in Houston

Today, I'm remembering our veterans and thinking about the homeless veterans of Houston. Star of Hope is here to offer help and hope through Veterans in Progress (V.I.P.):Military veterans have given so much to our country. The V.I.P. program honors their sacrifice and commitment by providing help for the medical, mental health, and substance abuse issues that affect their lives. Over the... Read More »
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Give Comfort & Joy To Houston's Homeless

Are you working on your Christmas gift list? Consider giving a special gift to honor a friend, family member or colleague and help Houston's homeless.Visit Star of Hope's 2009 Christmas Gift Catalog. You can provide Meals, Education, Shelter, Medical Care, Spiritual Care and Children's Critical Care... all in the name of a special someone.Don't forget you can also send an eCard to let them know... Read More »
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Food Donation Houston

If you live around Houston, you may have recently received a letter from Star of Hope asking you to provide meals for the homeless. It's true! With a little you can do so much. Our food cost average is only $3.31. You can: feed 100 hungry people - $331.00, feed 33 people - $109.23, feed 17 people - $56.27, feed 12 people - $39.72, feed 8 people - $26.48, feed 5 people - $16.55. Please consider a... Read More »
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Why Shouldn’t Homeless Kids Have High Hopes?

Recently, CNN aired a touching story about an honor student whose ambition is to be a Harvard grad, with a Ph.D in medicine. It’s not the kind of story you expect to see making national headlines, except this student is poor, homeless, highly intelligent and living in a California shelter with his mother and sister.I thought of Kelsey, one of our teens who lived at the Star of Hope Transitional Liv... Read More »
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