Do you know that a typical child in a middle-income household owns 13 books, but among low-income households, the ratio is only one book for every 300 children? America definitely is suffering in a literacy crisis and we have the power to make a difference.

With the recent tornado devastation in so many states, Be the Star You Are!® volunteers have once again initiated Operation Disaster Relief, this time to get books to those who have suffered. The goal is to ship in time for holiday gifts to be distributed. We need your help. Watch the video. Learn more. Donate.

 Tuesday, December 3rd is National Giving Tuesday, a time that everyone is encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to a charity. We hope that you will select Be the Star You Arel® as your charity of choice. It’s easy!. You can donate directly at our web site via PAYPAL at You can send a check to PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556. Or you can even do your holiday shopping on-line and choose Be the Star You Are!® as your cause. It doesn’t cost you a thing.  Here are two places with thousands of stores to choose from: Amazon Give Back America IGIVE

It’s hard to imagine that our 35thPresident has been gone for fifty years. But his legacy of helping those less fortunate lives on. We hope you will answer his call and make a difference for others with your tax deductible donation to Be the Star You Are!®. Everyone at Be the Star You Are!® is a volunteer. Besides shipping new books to those in need, helping with Disaster Relief, and broadcasting positive message radio shows, your contribution keeps our programs alive. Read about the various ways your donation helps.

Congratulations to the volunteers for making Be the Star You Are!® a top rated charity for 2013 once again. It’s an honor that is only bestowed on a select few non profits and we have won the honor every year since inception.

To all of our volunteers, supporters, and donors, we give you a big thanks for your dedication and your dollars. Wishing you a blessed, beautiful, bountiful Thanksgiving.


Our sincerest gratitude,

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director


With gratitude to everyone who is making a difference in the life of another. Our heartfelt appreciation to all of our amazing volunteers, donors, and supporters.  May you enjoy the blessings of the season, especially this week of Thanksgiving. Happy Hannukah and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Be the Star You Are!®


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