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Top Needs in 2023 


Top Need, Haiti and impending food insecurity. Did you know one dollar buys a meal? Thirty dollars buys a family food package that lasts up to 4 weeks. 

The continued worsening of the political system and gang violence has created a food crisis. We need to shore up our disaster fund to combat hunger.

Together we can provide food and the means to share the Gospel more often and with more people. We ask for your consideration and prayers.



We appeal to you for gifts to our emergency fund now, so we will be able to respond fast to the appeals from our projects. We know that Non Profits traditionally will be the first to be cut from your economic and financial plan. Now you know why it is so important to continue and for you who do not give to chime in with perhaps just 10 dollars a month. Together we are strong and will help keep and restore our children's lives.

Donate now to our Emergency fund



We want our kids healthy and in a normal environment.

We have had a wonderful last 2 years in 2020-2021 with many projects completed. We were blessed with funds for new construction projects including Churches, Schools, and water projects, as well as seed and tool projects and more. Our main thrust is always the 30,000 kids in our schools, learning their ABCs as well as hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Vision is a world where all children have an opportunity to become educated, healthy adults, get involved in their communities, and share their love of Jesus Christ.

We depend on your time, talent, and treasure. Without you, the kids would not be in school and our extra important projects would never have a chance, so thank you and God bless you.

One desire we have is that you become a sponsor. That is what we need to make it possible to help kids around the world. $30 a month will fill the need for one child!


MORE TOP NEEDS 2021-2022 

Monthly supporters to keep the work of changing lives for the better and breaking the chains of poverty. 

Lunch Buddies needed, ( value with a punch) Lunches at school keep kids in school where they learn and hear the gospel, this is vital to help them succeed now and forever. We have a huge deficit in our feeding program.

Water Wells


Water wells in Haiti

When hurricane Matthew struck in October, the pipes to the old water station were destroyed in the remote village of Hesse. This could have had severe consequences – but the people of Hesse did not have to despair. Because right before the hurricane struck, Star of Hope had finished the construction of new wells made possible by private donations from dedicated sponsors. Their water is now being used for drinking as cooking as well as personal hygiene by grateful local families.

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Cattle in Argentina

In Argentina, we have a cattle operation and the income from it helps provide long-term support for the Toba population and other projects that help the children. We have worked for over 40 years in Argentina. You are so important here, you can be involved in investing in needed farm animals to increase the; heard, profit, and the amount of assistance given. Every

earned dollar goes to help the Toba population. However, the farm is too small to generate any major profits but with your help, we can eventually create a self-sufficient source of income to help the work. Right now we need to add more calves, is this interesting call CEO, Mark Presson

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Build new children’s home to replace one that we have to vacate. $375,000 needed

This is the Carrefour children’s home for 100 kids. They have to vacate the property which they did not own. The government has made land available outside the city. Other donors have pledged or given half of the total cost of $750,000. The balance we need is $375,000. This will build 4 group homes, each holding 20 children and an apartment for a set of house parents. The project also includes a dining/study hall and an office/guest house.


Child Evangelism & Discipleship Training. $97,500 needed

This project will make sure that each child has a Bible. Each teacher has training in child evangelism and child discipleship training. Since this is a startup project for us that we intend to replicate worldwide, I estimate the cost to be $25 per child. We have 3,900 children presently in our projects in Haiti.

The dream is to expand this to all 30,000 children we work with worldwide. The cost for that will reach $600,000.

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The building is paid for but we need help to furnish it and run it. Girls who have been abused need a free haven to get back to normalcy. Star of Hope is attacking the problem in the slums too. ( the girls in the foto are not in the project) see 


Spread the Gospel

Help us spread the word of Christ to those who will hear. Through our daughter entity "Tent Mission" we spread the Gospel of Christ. Learn more and join Tent Missions global mission on Our teams in the field have years of experience, do not reinvent the wheel just put your gifts into action that give results back to the Kingdom. Also, we need your help us take AWANA International teaching to more children at our projects and beyond. Time to partner up? 



Not sure but want to help? Call 866 653 0321 and lats talk or JOIN US WITH A MONETARY GIFT HERE

Read our Historical report with milestones.

Pray for us and our workers! We are praying for you.


Blessings and thanks.

Star of Hope



Did you Give or planning to Give? Thank you and God Bless you! 

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November 29th, 2022, you and Star of Hope get it done. 

It's #GivingTuesday soon and we want you to come alongside the kids on the day! 
Give Now and be done with your good deed!

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Girls in Haiti enjoying a "lunch buddy" lunch.

This year, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, Star of Hope is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, thousands of organizations in 150 countries came together to celebrate GivingTuesday. Over one billion dollars was collected.

Our goal is more important, to do emergency food relief in Haiti, and to support the Ukrainian refugees. This way people will receive hope, love, and food. How much is up to you, right now it is giving time.

Give Now

What is this Giving Tuesday?

The short story is you are asked to give if you are able on #givingtuesday to your favorite charity or cause. #GivingTuesday™ inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better, and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

#GivingTuesday is a movement grown from a simple idea to where anyone, anywhere can join and be a participant in any way shape, or form; donating money, volunteering time, or raising awareness of a cause you can be a part of.

This year Star of Hope needs your #givingtuesday gift to help restore dignity to Haitians due to continued social-economic violence as well as the children of war still today leaving Ukraine. In simple terms, children are desperately hungry while some are displaced and scared to death! They need you and me to help with food and compassion. It is that simple.


Girls who escaped Ukraine, at the border were they were met by Star of Hope.

What happens with your gift?

Star of Hope is responding first and foremost by assisting the people in and around our projects with emergency food boxes and material support. In Haiti, the staff says a “food kit” can sustain one family of 4 for about 1 month.

In Romania we continue to stand at the border and help those we can; we specialize in taking care of families who have a member with any disability.

Star of Hope is accepting donations here and also via a crowdfunding solution reached by texting the word foodkit to 71777.
This year let's help Haiti and the war refugees.

Thank you and Rich Blessings to you and your people!

Mark Presson CEO - so you know the kids say thanks too!

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The elephant in the room...

Fifty-four percent of donors in the USA, have a wavering view of the course our country is on.

This along with increasing concern about health, inflation, and recent losses in the stock market-fund market, all are signaling weaker donor attitudes in 2022 and 2023.

It might be worse as some say near-term pessimism among donors, is approaching an all-time high.

When I read these opinions or even facts from philanthropy organizations, I'm not dissuaded but I'm grateful that star of hope has an incredibly loyal donor base.

For the last two years star of hope has been on an economic roller coaster and the donors have always come through in the end.

Even with a lawyer donor base the economy affects Star of Hope tremendously, food prices in Haiti have doubled more than three times in the last 10 years and our lunch feeding program costs more than ever.

The war in Ukraine has emptied our coffers. We were helping in Ukraine directly after the Chornobyl accident in 1986, so we feel compelled to help again as we have many friends there. We have been at the border of Ukraine and Romania since day one.

We want to do more, to help more and this year's year-end-giving is an appeal to you to help a child of war or a hungry kid in Haiti. These are the two programs of many that we need help with now at year's end.

My wife and I tithe, it is our decision, and we feel blessed to do so. Sometimes it gets tight, but we never waver, we instead cut back on non-essentials. I believe we are blessed when we do so.

Our giving at Star of Hope has been stable but erratic. This is due to the future of nonprofits being in flux, the number of new nonprofits is increasing. In 1970 there were 700,000 nonprofits in the USA now there are 1.5 million.

That is not including funding done by Facebook, GoFundMe, YouCaring, Indiegogo, Generosity, CrowdRise, Just Giving, and so on.

The new internet fundraising sites take that number of nonprofits to some huge number I do not know and can not get a good grasp on.

Be sure though many private people are raising money for private people and things, some honorable and some perhaps not.   

This all means there are more and more nonprofits and people, in general, asking for your donation. How does one decide, there are a lot of good causes out there.

It is my opinion and most important to me that your nonprofit giving should come with great timely reporting and that is one thing we at Star of Hope pride ourselves with.

Another is contractability, if you call our office, you get a real person and you are welcome to speak to the CEO.

So, even if you are scared or unsure about the economy, and you decide to give, know that your yearend giving will have a great effect at Star of Hope, and you will get a report back. You are welcome to call me and ask questions.

I appeal to you for your yearend gift!


Mark Presson


As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin turning reds and yellows, our thoughts

turn to the holidays. Some leaves and holiday thoughts are beautiful, full of color and movement.

Some leaves and holiday thoughts are dull, cracked, and still clinging to things that should be let

go of. I pray your thoughts about the coming holiday season are beautiful and full of anticipation

and longing. If they aren't, I pray you receive healing and make it a new and joyful season like no



Children of war deserve a real Christmas!


Where does the Christmas spirit go during devastating wars? How does a child on the run

experience the miracle of Christmas? We found a way 30 years ago when Star of Hope's

Christmas packages spread joy among the victims of the Bosnian war. Now we see history

repeating itself. Ukraine’s children are heading towards their first Christmas in the shadow of war

- and we want to give them the joy back. Star of Hope’s tradition of handing out Christmas

packages kicked off with our co-founder Lennart Eriksson traveling through war-torn Bosnia.


Among other things, Lennart filmed how a family with many children opened a package together.

- That joy... it was like experiencing the scene from A Christmas Story when the dad unboxes

his new leg lamp, but here, the whole family was rejoicing!


The enthusiasm of our donors was contagious. Before the end of that year, we had sent down 70

trucks! Three decades later, the Christmas packages spread joy in Europe, Africa, South

America, and Southeast Asia. Thanks to all of you who donated money for Christmas packages, it

has become possible.


We pack packages on-site in each country and distribute them to expectant children. We intend to

make these children happy again – but we’re not stopping there. This year we also want to

comfort the children of the war in Ukraine. We have learned that every Christmas package carries

a message for the family that receives it: “The world has not forgotten you! We see you, we care,

and we will not abandon you.”


Give a Merry Christmas in a difficult time! Our children need food, playtime, and joy in their lives.

All this fits in a Christmas package from you!

Fifty dollars is enough for a package of essential goods such as flour, rice, and canned food.

Sixty dollars is enough for a package with a little extra Christmas joy: Food, hygiene items,

something good to eat, and a Christmas present.


Our Christmas catalogs are going out this month so keep an eye out for them in the mail.

Don't forget, you can always go to our online Christmas shop at

Warm greetings & Rich Blessings,


Mark Presson

Star of Hope CEO

Together this year, thanks to you! we experienced the joy and accomplishment of changing children’s lives and spreading the Gospel.

All in spite of the lingering Covid Pandemic, economical changes, or any other reason, we never gave up!


We helped the Ukraine refugees at the border every day, today too.

We also kept feeding programs open, feeding kids and families. 

We were able to restart closed programs. Some helped the kids with emotional and psychological pressure due to the pandemic.

Most of our schools found a way to keep the educational process going.

In Haiti, we did more than ever to keep the schools open even under gang violence and the total collapse of the government.

The Awana partnership has continued and the Gospel is shared more than ever.

The 20,000-plus kids our work touches is strong!


Our donors have kept our budget alive, thank you so much as we know this was never to be taken for granted.

You are not taken for granted and we bless you!

More wells were not drilled a the rigs did not move, many have paid for new wells and we are eager to start!


This year our year-end giving will be used primarily to shore up our feeding budget where it is most needed.

More well were drilled.


Your year-end gift is not a one-time deal, it is a hand-up, and together with others like you, your gift has the potential to make thousands of boys and girls happy and feel the love. 

Giving them joy by showing them love can create a positive change in the children and ultimately a whole community. It will, I bet, make you feel warm and fuzzy inside too.



Please consider Star of Hope for your year-end giving, just click here.

Read more about the economy and legal aspects here.

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Rich Blessings and thanks!

Mark Presson CEO

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Sometimes it is warm at Christmas, like in Argentina.

Your help is needed. Star of Hope is asking for your help to get our 2022 Christmas Catalog in the hands of people who might be like-minded, people who want to send a blessing and perhaps a gift to a child in need. Of course, feedback and reports always follow so you will find out what happened next.

Friends, family, neighbors, work friends, and church friends might be waiting to help a child. You can be the change maker.

To get a printed Christmas shop cataloged just do one of these choices:

Download it - click here

Call us on 866 652 0321

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Use this contact form to get more - click here 


Christmas boxes are the high point of the year at the projects.

More about the Christmas Catalog.

Below is an image of the front and back of the Christmas catalog. This year's Christmas catalog contains the most essential items.

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Christmas Giving Guide 2022 no 2 Page 2

It's easy to help, just download and print the catalog from this link:

Download or print the mini Christmas catalog for 2022 - click here.

Below is the bulletin insert, two-sided and which is a great fit for bulletin inserts, churches, and workplaces.

2021 churches NEW INLET Half letter Page 1  2021 churches NEW INLET Half letter Page 2

Download, print, or save the bulletin insert - click here.

Tell me more about the effects, does it work? With your help, we can do so much: 

You can give a child running from a war the miracle of Christmas.

You can help a mother who wonders how she shall give joy at Christmas.

You can ensure our 20,000 kids will experience some special Christmas gift or event.


At Star of Hope projects around the world, people are hoping someone like you will share the love.

What about the results? You will get a report back.

Here is one of our favorite reports of one boy who received a Christmas present a few years back from someone like you:


Need help or want printed copies, call us at 866 653 0321  

The online Web Shop is also open

Enjoy a few Christmas photos from our work.















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