How to Help
empowering women, families, and youth-at-risk through improved literacy, increased positive media, and tools for living.

Every day, when we turn on our televisions, we are bombarded with heart-wrenching tales of violence, abuse and a host of other obstacles ...drug use, gang violence and unsafe sexual promiscuity threaten not only the future of our young people but the future of our workforce. Illiteracy costs American taxpayers $225 billion per year due to crime, loss of tax revenue due to unemployment, welfare, and government assistance with low literacy adding an additional $230 billion cost to healthcare delivery.

Now there is a way you can help.

The Be The Star You Are!® charitable Not-For-Profit corporation was created to promote, develop and distribute positive educational and inspirational media programs that empower youth at risk. We need your contributions to positively impact individuals facing significant life events as well as providing role models for youth and adults in similar situations. Join Cynthia Brian, and a host of other entertainers, professionals and your neighbors, in making a difference for our youth and citizens. Read 2015 Statistics

Besides volunteering your time and expertise, here are ways you can help us financially:

1. Donate through PayPal or by mail
PayPal is safe, secure and convenient. You can use a credit card, or check. Your credit card number is never exposed, you have protection against unauthorized payments, and every purchase is confirmed by email. With PAYPAL Giving Fund, 100% goes to BTSYA. To donate, click the large Donate button located on the right-hand red sidebar on every page. Mail checks to Be the Star You Are!® charity, PO Box, 376, Moraga, California 94556. Tax deductible receipts are sent by email. DONATE HERE.

2. Designate Be the Star You Are!® charity on your United Way donation form.
Be the Star You Are!® does not receive funding from the United Way, so please write us in as a "Donor's Choice" on your next company pledge drive. Funds to be sent to Be the Star You Are!®, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 9456

Contribute your work.
This site is devoted to giving people a voice, through writing, art, music, video, etc. Go to the Submit page to submit your work to be posted on the site for everyone to view! Coming Soon: if other newspapers, journals, etc. wish to use your work that's posted on this site, you will get paid!

4. Buy our books and T-shirts.
All proceeds from the sale of our signature books, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts and Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS  and our T-shirts benefit our programs. Buy individuals copies for $25 each, including shipping, and ask your company or business to buy cases to give away. Contact us for discount case prices.  Buy other books at great low prices at our Amazon Store. Visit our STORE!

5. Organize an event.
Be the Star You Are!® is always happy to be the beneficiary from the proceeds of an event. We will help you publicize it and if possible, provide volunteers to workContact us for details.

6. Sponsor our Radio Programs​​
Advertise on either Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® or Express Yourself!™. You can sponsor a segment, ask for a shout out, be a guest, or book a commericial. Rates are reasonable. Contact us. 

7. Donate through Online Retailers
When you shop at Ebay, Give Back America, IGIVE, GoodSearch, Amazon, or AmazonSmile. Choose Be the Star You Are!® as your cause to support. It cost you nothing and a percentage of sales will be donated to BTSYA.

8. Buy our Signature Logo Products from the BTSYA Store​
Aprons, hats, shirts, license plates, mugs, backpacks, car flags, and more. BTSYA Store

Click for more Ways to Help  Thanks so much!

"Thanks for working with the students. There are not that many adults who have the passion and the ideas to work and motivate young people. You are truly one!" Andy Scheck, Publisher, Lamorinda Weekly Newspaper
$25 gives 5 books.

$50 gives 12  books.

$100 gives 28 books.


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