Our Contributors

We would like to take the time to honor these special people who have helped STARS. We are grateful to all those who give their time, talent and monetary gifts. We recognize and thank all our contributors.

If you have made contributions to STARS and are not listed on this page please feel free to send a message at the bottom of the page so corrections can be made.

Thank You to Our Partners

S.T.A.R.S has truly been honored with a gift (COVID-19 Grant) from The Toledo Community Foundation. Words cannot describe how excited we are about this contribution.

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Toledo Community Foundation, Inc., dba Greater Toledo Community Foundation, is a public, charitable foundation which exists to improve the quality of life in the region by:

  • Providing a flexible, informed, effective means for donors to achieve their charitable goals in perpetuity;
  • Addressing the changing needs of the region through efficient, prudent, high impact grant making;
  • Serving as a source of information about and as a catalyst in shaping the region’s response to those needs; and
  • Facilitating the work of other grant making organizations in order to achieve effective and efficient grant making practices.
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Shared Hope International - We are deeply grateful to you for all your generous contributions – all of which allows us to serve the most vulnerable every day.

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Honoring our 2020 Contributors

COVID-19 Grab and Go Event
A great time of need in our community.

A group picture of S.T.A.R.S sponsors and contributors, these awesome people have been with us since day one. From right to left Claire Hylant and Richard Hylant (Hylant Group), Wendy Pestrue (Head of United Way), Elesondra Deromona behind Wendy (head of S.T.A.R.S), Sandra Hylant (Vice-President of Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd), and Jennifer Archer (United Way). S.T.A.R.S would like to say thank you, for your contributions and efforts which have made a significant difference with our cause to fight human trafficking.

Paula Brown preparing desserts at home for the Grab and go event

Thank you Paula Brown

Paula Brown former owner of the Paula Brown Antique Shop located on 10th and Monroe is now retired. She has been involved (former board president of our first oganization - Wake up Youth) with Human Trafficking since 2006 and has since been supportive with all of our efforts.

Sandra Hylant preparing desserts at home for the Grab and go event.

In the first five weeks over 3,265 meals were distributed with the Grab and Go event. Sandra Hylant put together a group of women who helped pay for lasagnas for one night’s dinner, and they all baked desserts. They are also gathering together again to donate another dinner. This awesome list of ladies include:

  • Jeannie Hylant
  • Tina Hylant
  • Rachel Tracy Lake
  • Emily Yark Reny
  • Susie Poll
  • Stephanie Harrison
  • Allison Hylant
  • Clare Hylant
  • Andrea Hylant
  • Paula Brown

  • Unity United Methodist Church - A special thank you Pastor Jim Nevell and all the members for your contributions.
  • St. Pauls Church - A special thank you for the food, desserts and your continuous support in our effort during this pandemic.