2015 Christmas Gift Catalog

2015 Gift Catalog

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Star of Hope Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

EIN: 74-1152599


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Hank Rush with Star of Hope children.2015 Star Of Hope Christmas Gift Catalog

Sometimes a guest will ask, “Why are you so good to me?”

Our answer is, “Because God says you are really valuable to Him, and we think so too.”

This is our favorite time of the year at Star of Hope! The colder it gets outside, the warmer it becomes inside our halls with decorations, the wonderful smell of Christmas treats and lots of holiday cheer spread throughout. But what is most special to me is staff, donors and volunteers all coming together to share God’s love to warm the hearts of our clients ... Houston’s homeless men, women and families!

Through meals for a hungry man ... cozy and safe place for a woman in distress ... and a day of care for the special little children of homeless moms.

You continue to share your blessings with us and for that we are so grateful!

It is beautiful to see. It is the Spirit of Christmas. It is why Star of Hope is here.

I pray we will hear from you again. This catalog is an invitation to share your blessings with someone in need. You can choose a gift that will feed, shelter and provide a new start to those who need it this Christmas!

You can also send a gift in honor of a loved one. We will send them a card telling them what you have done and how that gift will bless and care for someone this Christmas.

You are certainly a blessing to the more than 1,000 people who turn to Star of Hope in their time of great need. The truth is, you are living examples of God’s love for others.

On behalf of those you help, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Hank Rush
President & CEO

Gifts that Honor and Help

Remember family or close friends, business acquaintances or next door neighbors with a gift that honors them while helping others. At your instruction, we’ll send an acknowledgement card through the mail (download mail-in form), notifying them of the tremendous good you've made possible in their name. Or, you can select a gift opportunity below, donate online and send them an eCard.

provide meals

Give the Gift of Food

So many of the men, women and children who come to Star of Hope do not know from where their next meal will come. Every $2.08 you share will help us set a place for another hungry person this Christmas.

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Seven days of meals $44.00
One month of meals $193.00
One year of meals $2,278.00

Care for the Homeless

Give the Gift of SHELTER & CARE

To those living on the streets, a safe place to sleep, a hot meal and a refreshing shower can be priceless. For $49.00, you can provide a man, woman or child in our emergency shelter or long-term programs a full day of comprehensive care. That includes meals, clothing, education and counseling.

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One day of shelter & comprehensive care $49.00
One week of shelter & comprehensive care $346.00
One month of shelter & comprehensive care $1,531.00

Gifts for the Soul

Give the gift of SPIRITUAL CARE

Your support helps Star of hope provide Bibles, chapel services, Bible studies, 12-step resources and spiritual retreats that transform men and women so they can begin living the life God has planned for them.

Give and send eCards

For spiritual care for the soul $25.00
For spiritual care for the soul $75.00
For spiritual care for the soul $175.00

Hope for the Future

Give the Gift of Education

Your gift of education will help families break free from the cycle of poverty. By providing educational supplies and tutoring, you help our residents earn GEDs and learn job skills that allow them to build a better future for themselves and their families.

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Educational supplies $60.00
Help provide tutoring $80.00
Help someone get a GED $130.00

Ensure a Safe Haven for Children

Give the Gift of Children’s Critical Care

As many as 349 children take refuge at Star of Hope with their families each day. For $45.00, you can meet a child’s critical physical and emotional needs for a full day — food, shelter, licensed daycare, counseling, immunizations and more . . . all in an atmosphere of safety and love.

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One day of care $45.00
One week of care $315.00
One month of care $1,350.00

Share a Little Joy this Christmas


For children who do not know where they will sleep or eat, a toy for Christmas seems out of reach. Adults who long for their families expect nothing but loneliness during the holidays. But you can share a little joy and Christmas cheer with those who need it the most by providing a beautifully wrapped Christmas present. As our guests, they will know someone cares and be open to learning about the greatest gift of all . . . Jesus Christ!

Give and send eCards

Christmas presents $25.00
Christmas presents $50.00
Christmas presents $100.00

Every gift to Star of Hope represents a gift to our ministry of serving Houston’s poor and homeless. Gifts designated for a particular service are used as requested until that need is fully met. Any remaining money is put to use where it is needed most. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.