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More Than a Gift at Christmas

In this day and age, we who live in developed countries rarely NEED anything by the time Christmas rolls around.

We have access to everything we want or need. Star of Hope wants to offer you and your family the opportunity to remember and express the good emotions you get when you think back and remember your past Christmas.

You can provide that feeling in a life-changing gift to a child in the developing world. It really is that simple.
Each year, we are able to add more people to our list of Christmas family givers, people like you, people who offer up one of their "wants," dinner out, a movie, or simply a cup of coffee, so that we together pass that "want" onto a child. A child who right now has hope for something at Christmas. It might be you who answers their hope.

You or anyone looking at our online Christmas Catalog can choose from a list of needs in different countries. It is not too late to make a child's dream come true.
Currently, we offer items that the children/projects need, such as rice, beans, books, Bibles, and so much more. Have a look.

Thank you for your consideration.

Mark Presson Star of Hope

Click to go to the online Christmas Catalog.

If you would rather help with a cash donation - Click here.

 

 

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Hi, we want to introduce or remind you that our Christmas Giving Guide is available to you and your family.

When you participate, you are a “Star of Hope” to a child or family and give a hopeful and bright future. Together, with your help, we can impact lives around the world. 

The Christmas Shop is online here: Christmas Shop 

Thank you!

 

More information: 

Do you want to print at home the mini version?

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

  Christmas Giving Guide 2022 no 2 Page 1

 

Christmas Giving Guide 2022 no 2 Page 2

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

 

More information:

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:

https://www.starofhope.us/news/clivens-has-done-great-things

 

Do you want or need printed copies, call us at 866 653 0321  

The online Web Shop is also open www.starofhope.us/shop

Enjoy a few Christmas photos from our work.

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God Bless you and yours.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA

We are thankful to you

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Did you know Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November, it was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 but where did it come from?

Many opinions abound but the accepted account is this; in 1621 the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.
Of course, this was the time of giving thanks to God for the pilgrims and to “the creator” by the Wampanoag.

Thanksgiving is a rare holiday in the world. Canada and the USA are the two countries that celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday in a form that we would recognize.

Most of the fourteen countries where we have projects do not celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday. However, Star of Hope staff and the children in our projects take a moment to be thankful for each sponsor, donor, and prayer that provide hope. So if you are a donor or a sponsor we say thank you from our hearts.
If you are not a sponsor why not become a Lunch Buddy today and help feed our kids lunch at school? CLICK HERE

Or perhaps you can give a child a hen that will help earn a micro income. Click on the link >  I'll take a hen and give it away.

Easy as 1 2 3 "Thanks"

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We are thrilled to bring you the Star of Hope Giving Guide. By participating in the event that includes some, “Pay it Forward” items, you can be a “Star of Hope” to a child or family and give a hopeful and bright future. Together, with your help, we can impact lives around the world. 

The Guide is online here: Christmas Shop 

 

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Together with you, we work with local people groups in 13 countries to identify the greatest needs. Your donations will purchase real gifts for real people. From goats to books, and everything in between. You can help fill those needs.

“Through the years, I have seen with my own eyes the positive impact your generous giving has had on the families and communities we serve,” states Maria Presson. “I have met in the past, children, and families who are blessed to be recipients of Star of Hope’s support. All possible thanks to donors like you. It is a blessing that the education programs and the “pay it forward” program are helping, and will continue to give meaning, and change lives now, and in the future.”

When our Star of Hope teams deliver these life-changing gifts to children and families, we can witness the hope and gratitude in their eyes. Together we can create real change in the lives of children, families, and communities through your generous contributions. Thank you for giving hope, prosperity, and a future to so many in need.

Blessings and wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season.

Maria Eriksson Presson 


Here is more information 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.

  Christmas Giving Guide 2022 no 2 Page 1

 

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:

https://www.starofhope.us/news/clivens-has-done-great-things

 

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

The online Web Shop is also open www.starofhope.us/shop

Enjoy a few Christmas photos from our work.

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God Bless you and yours

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Letter from a co-worker.

Hi, Mark

I was doing the dishes and thought, my son just started 3rd grade in elementary school, and we all know kids grow at the speed of light. His feet grew so much last summer that he now has the same shoesize as me. I also had to buy him an almost completely new wardrobe for this school year as he had grown out of everything. New jackets, shoes, winter boots, winter jackets, training clothes, you name it.  As any parent will know, this is where you put your priority. Your children.

I have been working with Star of Hope for a couple of years now and I want to say THANK YOU! Because this is exactly what you help all the mothers with out there in the countries and projects where we work. Not only do you help the child you sponsor with food, but also with other necessities that we don’t always mention. A new toothbrush, cleaning products, a pair of shoes – the list goes on.

As a sponsor, giving a monthly donation helps with the most important gifts like food, education, and school material but also with so many other day-to-day things. You also help more than one child which is amazing!

And you help the children feel good psychologically and spiritually. They have someone out there who cares for them. That from their heart helps them and believes in them. YOU are that person. You won’t believe the difference that makes for a child.  THANK YOU!

The situation in the world feels very unstable with war, inflation, political problems, climate changes, and all sorts of other insecurities that make us think twice about everything we do. But the people that suffer the most in all this are the people that are already poor. That actually has nothing to do with all the changes in the world.

You have not only helped a child in need, but you have helped with so much more. THANK YOU for being there and thank you for everything that you do!

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Star of Hope sponsors helped more than 12000 refugees so far and are still helping!

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Star of Hope sponsors helped to build a library in Kenya this year.

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Star of Hope sponsors provided kitchen supplies for one of our schools in Ghana this year.

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Star of Hope sponsors helps mothers learn trades that will help them to sustain their families.

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Star of Hope sponsors help build water tanks and help whole villages with drinking water. This was photo is from Kenya this year.

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Star of Hope sponsors helps in emergency situations.

Did you know that sponsors have access to all the updates about your sponsored child and the project you support digitally? Here you can see the difference your donation makes.

https://mypages.starofhope.org  -  password needed....

Thank you for being there for the children and their families. YOU are truly a blessing!

Isabella Zelaya

 

Isabell came to the organization as a volunteer a few years ago, and soon we learned of her incredible benefit to the children and the teams across the globe.

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As we start our Christmas giving appeal we look back, 30 years ago, when we sent Christmas packages for the first time, then to war-torn Bosnia. Today, yet another affected country needs our help – Ukraine. Where does the Christmas spirit go during burning wars? How do you make a child on the run experience the miracle of Christmas? We found a way 30 years ago when 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 in 1992.

Our co-founder Lennart Eriksson traveled through a war-torn Bosnia with blown-up buildings and bridges. " We went there and prayed to God that no one would shoot at us. It worked," he says.

Before the end of the year, we had sent 70 trucks to Bosnia! Today, three decades later, the Christmas packages spread joy in Europe as well as in Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. It has become possible thanks to all of you who donate money earmarked for Christmas packages.

For the money, we pack packages on-site in each country and distribute them to expectant children who have been longing since last Christmas. We intend to make these children happy again – but we are not stopping there. This year we also want to comfort the children of the war in Ukraine. What we have learned is that every Christmas package carries an unwritten message for the family that receives it: "The world has not forgotten you! We see you, we care, and we will not abandon you and Jesus loves you".

 

Please visit our shop and send a gift to a child.

 

Photos from some of our projects at Christmas past.

Here is the #1 item from our shop:

 
 
 
 
 
 

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