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Star of Hope International America Inc

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Causes: Education, International, International Relief, Primary & Elementary Schools

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.

Results: Every year we turn out thousands of graduates, better armed to break the cycle of poverty. They become functioning members of their community and role models for the younger children.

Target demographics: Children ages 1-16 in 17 countries across the world. We focus on the poorest children who otherwise would not have access to education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000

Geographic areas served: Carribean, South America, Central America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia

Programs: Education is our main thrust. We deliver primary education in 18 countries helping over 20,000 children gain access to education and tools to break the cycle of poverty they have inherited. Church growth programs in Haiti, Brazil, Argentina, Philippines, Romania and others. Disaster relief in the places we are already established. Mission trips on a regular basis. No frills just doing the work and producing graduates. Join us!

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Rodica M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved in volunteering and working with Star of Hope's staff for the last 10 years participating and speaking at their national conferences for parents and children with disabilities in Romania and visiting many families at home in their own environment. I witnessed the love and compassion of all the staff, employees, volunteers working at Star of Hope International showed to the most vulnerable "the least" population in such a great need for physical, emotional, spiritual and financial support. Over the years only in Romania thousands of families with children with disabilities have been helped and supported physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially on a daily bases and sponsored through the years by Star of Hope International who provided medical and health care, education, food, clothes, shelters, medications, toys for children, animals for self-sustaining, which lifted the burden of parents caring for their disabled children with no resources for daily living and giving them hope for the future. Many of these families have been trained, educated and empowered to help themselves and others in the same situation. Living under communist in the past they never knew that their is hope in God's promises, never had a Bible to read in their life and did not know how to pray to receive strength from our Heavenly Father in their struggles with their physical and emotional pain. Star of Hope International works relentlessly through their professionals and developed programs to help these children with disabilities to be integrate in society and to increase their self esteem and to improve their quality of life. I am amazed by Star of Hope and my heart always has been touched by their love and care for these children with special needs for life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH BIBLES AND EVANGELISTS.
WE CAN NOT SAY MORE AS WE ARE NOT REALLY ALLOWED TO SAY THAT THING.
GOD BLESS STAR OF HOPE SWEDEN USA AND SUPPORTERS.
PTL

Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope staff are so kind and volunteer locally all the time. We get reports back from Haiti on what is going on. We like that they did not abandon Haiti rebuilding after so much other bad stuff happened in 2017, storms and so.

Good to know some stay with the plan.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the chairperson of the board of trustees of Star of Hope International America, Inc. I am so excited about our current fund raising campaign called "Skip It to Give It." It is such an easy thing to do but can bring about such a difference in the life of the children we serve in Haiti and around the world. If you feel lead to help Star of Hope and the children of Haiti, please to to https://campaign.starofhope.us/skipittogiveit .
Thanks, from all the children!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former board member and now the chairperson of the board of directors, I am so excited about Star of Hope and the international ministry they perform. This is a very benevolent organization with a strong administrative leadership .

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Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope really does bring hope to thousands of people! I’ve had the honor of working with Mark & Maria Presson on many occasions and SOH, the Presson’s and other SOH missionaries are making a tangible difference in the kingdom of Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of many different people groups all over this world. This organization is extremely honest and trustworthy and an absolute joy to participate in to make a difference in the lives of others ultimately winning them to Christ!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Star of Hope is a wonderful organization that works to meet the needs of so many children in various countries. They help with day to day needs as well as send additional support by way of money, supplies and volunteers in times of disaster. I am so honored to work with such an organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Star of Hope's outreach creates lasting positive change not just for those it seeks to help but also for their donors and volunteers. Each minute volunteered for this organization creates a lasting difference and each donation given creates a bigger momentum towards a better tomorrow. Star of Hope truly strives to reach and impact vulnerable populations and I love supporting them in each endeavor I can.

1 1daniel2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Star of Hope since 2009. I have always been skeptical of these nonprofit organizations and how the donated monies are spent. But when I met the staff and actually went to Haiti, I personally saw how and where the money is used. I am very pleased with the work that Star of Hope does for those in need. I have now been to Haiti 8 times helping rebuild Schools, Churches, Orphanages, etc. Star of Hope is a great Christian based organization that does a lot for those in need. I will continue to support Star of Hope as long as I can!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope is fairly new to us, but learning more and more about their "full meal deal" of helping in so many areas of our world. We have ordered from the Christmas catalogue the last two years for our grandchildren and they have enjoyed knowing that there are some families being blessed with goats and chickens - supplying much needed food and productivity. We also have invested in the summer Conference for families and are hoping this year to visit on site, Lord willing. We are very impressed with this Non-Profit that is bringing so much profit to peoples' lives!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I knew of a very specific need at the orphanage in Haiti that my family wanted to fund with a gift last year. The staff at Star of Hope were very helpful in answering my questions and communicating with the field director in Haiti on our behalf. Time was critical in completing the particular transfer we had to make and Mark Presson, the CEO, helped in expediting the process even though he was on vacation at the time. The money was delivered in time and faithfully to the people responsible in Haiti. So donors can be assured that Star of Hope mission works as a team from the top leaders to the field directors to do the task effectively and make the donor team know that they are appreciated. I would endorse their work without reservation.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hard to find organizations committed to doing work in Haiti. It's the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and to many seems overwhelming helpless. Star of Hope is doing great work there at all levels.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This Christian organization provides an amazing ministry to children around the world. They serve the child's physical needs with food and clothing, the child's educational needs as they bring the school to the villages with out education and most importantly the eternal spiritual needs as they teach the word of God.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have partnered with Star of Hope for several years and have been extremely pleased with this excellent organization. All of the staff are very dedicated and work hard to ensure their important ministry is done with excellence and integrity. Highly recommend!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope is an organization that helps people all over the world with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They love people and love Jesus!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope takes care of the holistic needs of children and families alike. They're a positive force in negative world.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Star of Hope's work with children ranks among the best in the world.

1 Sara146

Donor

Rating: 5

Star of hope is our family's favorite organization to donate to. Our kids love looking through the Christmas giving catalog because it has helpful pictures and is easy to read. The updates from Star of Hope on those Christmas gifts and the people they helped is a cherished blessing in return.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Star of Hope is a wonderful and heart-warming organization that is well worth contributing to. I sponsor a child and receive frequent updates about my sponsor child, as well as news on what the organization is up to.

1 Kevin152

Board Member

Rating: 5

There are so many charities and it seems some are just designed to scam people out of money .... makes it hard to decide which organizations to support. And then along comes Star of Hope, which is a FANTASTIC organization and the stress of deciding which org to support is instantly gone. This is a MUST SUPPORT organization, year after year. The work done by Star of Hope, not just in Haiti, but really worldwide to aid extremely underserved children has immeasurable outcomes. Lives changed, daily!!

1 kmetsger1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have personally returned from my fourth mission trip to Romania with Star of Hope. The seeds planted there over 20 years ago have produced much fruit in the lives of disabled children and their families. Several centers have been established to nourish and support the educational and spiritual needs of the most vulnerable of populations. Since the fall of communism, changing the mindset toward disabilities has been a constant effort. Under the leadership of trusted, local partnerships and Aura Vatamanuic, Director of Star of Hope/Romania, media, political and educational programs have highlighted Star of Hope's positive impact upon its children. The centers provide a cheerful, bright, clean and supportive environment to help children learn social skills along with character building, godly life skills. Families have been able to learn coping skills, Christian values and have HOPE restored to their families and lives. I thank God for this organization and the support of donors who embrace this work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.