STAR OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Education, International

Location: PO Box 427 Ellinwood KS 67526 USA

Mission: Star of Hope equips children across the world with knowledge, physical well-being, spiritual growth and social skills through educational programs and local and international partnerships.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 people found this review helpful

I was fortunate to have traveled to Haiti with Star of Hope in February of 2012. What an amazing experience! I saw firsthand the work that Star of Hope is doing and the impact they are having on a country that has so little and has so many needs. As we toured the schools and villages I saw the look on the faces of the children. The look on their faces was all the confirmation I needed to believe/know that Star of Hope is accomplishing great things and is loved by all they have touched . Thank you Star of Hope for opening my heart and mind.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I have personally seen the work that Star of Hope does in different country's. They help thousands of children around the world. I was fortunate to be able to travel with Star of Hope to Haiti before and after the earthquake. I have always wanted to help the less fortunate and thru Star of Hope I was able to. The first week I was there I helped with the construction an orphanage in Carrefore Haiti and was able to meet the children and people of Haiti and build lasting relationships. Thru Facebook I am still able to keep in contact with the friends that I made while I was there.
After the earthquake I was able to go back to Haiti thru Star of Hope for 2 months and help rebuild School furniture for the children and help rebuild churches and schools. While I was there I met a young girl that I sponsored until she was of age to leave the orphanage. I still send support for Star of Hope to use where needed. My wife also supports a girl at another one of there schools. Star of Hope Haiti have some very dedicated and loyal Haitians that work for them there in Haiti that really care for the people physically and spiritually. I was able to meet many of the pastors and teachers from Star of Hopes schools and churches there and was blessed beyond no end. The staff in Ellinwood Kansas are also very dedicated loving and loyal people who fear the Lord and do tremendous work for the needy across the globe.
While on another trip with another ministry I was able to see another one of Star of Hope's schools in Trinidad and was very impressed. The pastor of the church and school there were definitely God's servants, very loving and giving of themselves and there home. I was also blessed by being to help with the construction of their new church and school.
Most all children in these countries that are associated with Star of Hope would not have anything to eat at all if it weren't for Star of Hope and their sponsors. I was always worried about sending money anywhere not knowing how it would be spent and where. After getting to know the Staff personally in Ellinwood Ks., Haiti and Trinidad and seeing for myself where and how my money is spent I am not reluctant at all to make donations monthly. I wanted to go to less fortunate places to bless others with the talents that my Lord has blessed me with and in return was blessed 10 fold.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been part of Star Of Hope in Argentina for many years. I can summarize that Star Of Hope is a project that is growing through the time in a constantly way. Star Of Hope is a great institution, because it is responsible for the commitment to fulfill and extend the vision of his founder Erik Gunnar Eriksson! I can tell that many men and women have passed through years, but the project of love still continues growing, and extending around the world!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

The last 20 years I have been involved in many projects. It started in Romania, Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Republic of Moldova and China. The main focus has been to
• Increase the knowledge of the members of the primary organizations of different NGO in the field of NGO management;
• Develop the service of the support of children and young adults with peculiarities in development as well as their families in local communities;
• Increase the activity of members of the primary organizations;
• Adjust and strengthen in organizational structures interdepartmental interaction of the public and organizations working in sphere of help to children and young people with disabilities and to their families;
• To draw the attention of mass-media and the wide public to the problems of children and young adults with peculiarities in development, of the families bringing them up.
-To challenge the authorities to take their responsibilities.

The results are amazing how many parents has been empowered, children integrated in society and prevention of child abandonment.


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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

To become more visible in media and show the great results.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I went to Kenya and saw first hand the great work Star of Hope is doing in Mombasa. The way that their work gave hope to children and families was great and moved my heart.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Star of Hope for almost 2 years, now. This is an organization that truly aspires to its statement of “Star of Hope is an independent Christian organization helping children across the world become educated, healthy, godly men and women,who live to impact their world.”

I have been blessed to be a part of this ministry and encourage others to do likewise.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Star of Hope shares God's love all over the world. More then 500 children received help from Star of Hope in Russia! Hundreds of kids in St.Petersburg received an opportunity to live at the family instead of the orphanage due to the support of their biological mother from Star of Hope!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have seen through visits, the many children in Haiti who get help with education as well as Christian lessons this is fantastic as they get a chance to get ahead in life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no change

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I have personally seen the lives of children/parents changed in Romania. The alpha courses have given such hope in communities gathering to improve their spiritual understanding of the bible and how to negotiate the complexities of life.
Star of Hope Centers all around Romania provide much needed speech and occupational therapies for children with disabilities. The faces of the parents are telling; they see the acceptance, the progress and the HOPE their child receives. Nothing can describe this touch upon lives, for all eternity.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the volunteer opportunities available to all medical and nursing schools as a class option. Also, my goal is to organize a trip for all retired nurses/others who can assist with the summer camps, women's conferences and visitation of families in romote Romania. This could expand to other Star of Hope countries, partnering with groups from Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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