Mrs. DeRusha's 3rd grade class had a different take on Mother's Day gifts this year. The class did an act of kindness to honor their moms, rather than a traditional gift. Students partnered with Stars of Hope. Stars of Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides schools, businesses, churches, or community groups with the opportunity to make stars of hope to encourage people involved in tragedies of all kinds. From stars to the students at Parkland, to creating stars for families affected by natural disasters, they are sent all over the world. Each student was given a wooden star to create their message of hope. One side was used to write a message of encouragement and hope and the other was painted with messages and pictures that each child came up with on their own. No two stars were the same and it was so fun to see not only their creativity but compassion come out in unique ways.
The kids then took pictures with their stars and wrote cards for their moms. It was a wonderful way to honor the unselfishness and kindness of their moms by displaying those same qualities themselves. Mrs. DeRusha hopes to partner with Stars of Hope in the future to continue to not only spread hope, but the love of Jesus to strangers all over our country that are in need of hope and encouragement.
Stars of Hope encourages groups or families of all sizes to contact them at www.starsofhopeusa.org to see how you can join the movement of spreading love and hope to those who need it most! Check out the story of how this organization got it's start and the work they are doing all over the world.