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The Tooth Fairy is Alive and Working in Southeast Houston

Dr. Phyllis Morgan has wanted to be a dentist since the age of 8. In 1994 she realized her dream when she opened her own practice and began to make other dreams come true. Community and outreach has been a driving force in her life and for the last 14 years, in addition to her regular practice, she and her staff work with the under insured and the underprivileged. Last week, the good doctor opened... Read More »
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Top Radio Stations Feature All Day Star of Hope Fund Raiser

This week two major radio corporations are featuring an Entire Day dedicated to helping Star of Hope make this a Summer of Hope for our clients. Thursday, June 28, beginning at 6 AM until 7 PM, Clear Channel’s top rated SUNNY 99.1will run commercials talking about Star of Hope’s summer efforts and asking listeners to go to our website and make a donation. As an added blessing, Houston Area Toyota... Read More »
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Popular Restaurant Chain Collects Diapers For Homeless Babies

Eleven Houston Area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will collect diapers for Star of Hope’s toddlers the weekend of March 24-25. The popular sports-themed eatery is calling the 2012 diaper drive “Homeless Babies – Help Us Cover Their End Zone.” Cathy Camp, Regional Marketing Director for the chain, has announced that locations in Spring, Wallisville, Cypress, Rosenberg, Conroe, Richmond, Victoria,... Read More »
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Radio Stations Celebrate "Day of Hope" on Houston Air Waves

This week Star of Hope has three good reasons to “Thank God It’s Friday.” Starting early Friday morning 93Q (92.9), The Eagle (107.5) and Country Legends (97.1) will each broadcast two commercials an hour featuring testimonies of men, women and children that were homeless and have had their lives changed by the recovery programs at Star of Hope.   This “Day of Hope” was inspired by a recent... Read More »
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Chick-fil-A a Feather in the Cap of Pearland

Congrats to the staff and management of Chick-fil-A Pearland for their wonderful  Star of Hope “Clean Start” Concert and Collection Drive. Operator Bryan Bullington spearheaded the event and turned it into a night of music, generosity and fellowship. The restaurant collected toiletries and all around added to the awareness of the homeless and the work that Star of Hope does in Houston. BTW, there... Read More »
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One Month Isn't Enough Time to Thank Volunteers

At Star of Hope, we celebrate volunteers every day. April has been National Volunteer Month. Thirty days that have passed so quickly - yet each of those days were filled with Houstonians giving their time and talents to reach out to our city's homeless men, women and children. Last year, 8.774 men, women and families served 31,892 hours. 128 individuals donated 13,601 hours of specialized skills -... Read More »
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Scouts find a way to "Beef Up" a Summer of Hope

At grocery stores and churches all over town we've been seeing  Girl Scouts with card tables and cash boxes selling those yummy cookies. The Boy Scouts from Troop 46, St. Luke's UMC, need cash for camping equipment. So in order to "be prepared" for summer - they are selling - wait for it - BRISKETS. Yes - some door to door - but mostly in the church yard after services. Why briskets and not... Read More »
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Summer of Hope Plans Will Soon Spring to Life

Last year, actually last summer, we became aware of a staggering statistic. The number of Homeless Families in Houston has almost DOUBLED in the last year. We were dealing with Families in Crisis. During the summer of 2010, Star of Hope saw more homeless at our doorsteps than ever before. Ever ....since 1907! In order to take care of God's broken children and catch those who have fallen through... Read More »
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Star of Hope Featured in Local "Secret Millionaire" Taping

Popular radio personality Dana Tyson (Sunny 99.1) was asked by the ABC network to produce a "local" version of the new national reality TV hit Secret Millionaire. The national version features a millionaire who goes undercover doing homeless volunteer work in a charitable institution. At the end of the show - the "volunteer", moved by the charity and love that he is surrounded with - reveals... Read More »
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Buckner Partners with Star of Hope to Help Families

This morning on my Believers and Achievers radio segment (heard on TALK650 AM Radio @ 8:30 AM) we featured a Texas based company that has been spreading the good word and doing good deeds for as long as Star of Hope has been in Houston. The name of the company is Buckner International, and their mission is to make life better for orphans, widows, vulnerable children and Families in Crisis. They... Read More »
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Miracle on 19th Street Takes Christmas Giving to New Heights

Residents of the Historic Houston Heights continue to make history this Friday night, December 3rd, as they host their annual Holiday on 19th Street event. This special evening has been  a Houston area highlight for more than two decades amid a festive atmosphere filled with shopping bargains, refreshments, Santa, carolers and much more. "It's like spending time inside an old traditional post... Read More »
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Michael W. Smith - The W is for Whirlwind Visit to Houston

He's universally known as one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian Music. A three time Grammy Award winner with 40 Dove Awards and 13 million records sold, this Christian Superstar is an everyday Joe - I mean  Michael.  On October 18th, just 11 days past his 53rd birthday, Mister Smith went to Houston - and without singing a note - wowed hundreds and hundreds... Read More »
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Homeless Men Help Build Houses for Families in Need

A few weeks ago I saw a sight that strengthened my belief in God and renewed my pride in Star of Hope. I watched as homeless men pitched in and helped build a house for a homeless family. Houston Habitat for Humanity constructs simple, affordable houses for qualified families in need of shelter. On October 12th, this volunteer driven organization invited Star of Hope clients from our Men at Work... Read More »
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The Blind Side Opened Houston's Eyes to Star of Hope

It was a hot August night, but a breeze carried relief and a message of Hope to about 1500 Houstonians as they sat outside at Miller Outdoor Theatre and watched one of the best movies of 2009. Last Saturday, Star of Hope hosted  a showing of The Blind Side - the feel good movie about NFL star Michael Oher and his tenure with the Touhy family. Sandra Bullock's performance won her the academy award... Read More »
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Bring a Can and a Can-Do Attitude to the Movies

What's better than a FREE Academy Award winning movie? Well, enjoying it at Miller Outdoor Theatre  and helping Houston's homeless at the same time. Star of Hope is showing a FAMILY FRIENDLY version of The Blind Side, Saturday night, August 14th. "Admission" is a few canned goods to help us feed the 1,000 homeless men, women and children in our shelters. We average about 1,800 meals a day. For... Read More »
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The Yellow Roads of "Text Us"

Recently, we switched our Yellow Cab Ads. Have you noticed? We now offer ANOTHER option in our Ways to Give collection. You can now INSTANTLY donate $10 to help Star of Hope help the homeless in Houston. Just text "SOH" to 20222. It's that simple - and that important to us. We call this campaign "The Summer of Hope" and we feature a cute little girl (an actual client) pretty in pink with a smile... Read More »
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UT Students and Faculty Reach Out to Houston's Homeless

Last Saturday, about 40 students and faculty members from the six schools of UT's Health Science Center put down their I-Pads and picked up a paint brush  as they helped Houston Homeless Shelters spruce up for Spring. In addition to collecting towels, underwear and socks to donate to various Shelters in Houston, the group started early in the morning and painted a large and long fence around Star... Read More »
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Little Caesars 18 Wheeler Cooks and Delivers 250 Pizza to Houston Homeless

We've all seen pizza delivery vehicles. Most of the time its somebody's personal car with a flag or a magnetic sign. But on March 30th Little Caesars' Love Kitchen pulled up in front of the Star of Hope's Transitional Living Center and was immediately the talk of the community. Everyone was excited to know that it was pizza for dinner for our hundreds of guests, and in the past this event was... Read More »
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Star of Hope Gets National Exposure

Late last week, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a study regarding the nations' "First Time Homeless". The Washington office of National Public Radio featured comments from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and then, since Houston was one of the studied cities, they called Star of Hope - one of our country's largest and most effective homeless missions. Our spokesperson... Read More »
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A Day With TobyMac

A few months ago, Grammy Award winning singer TobyMac - one of the most successful Christian performers in history, visited Houston.  Radio station KSBJ invited him to debut his new album "TONIGHT" in the Bayou City and Star of Hope Mission along with LifeWay Christian Book Storesco-sponsored the CD signings. As a record maker, TobyMac was a record breaker - attracting about 4,000 fans to selected... Read More »
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