Happy Anniversary to Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3
Be the Star You Are!® has served our cities, counties, country, and world for TWENTY ONE years! On September 9, we reach this milestone and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of our STAR team throughout our journey. It has been a struggle to stay alive and vibrant, but somehow with determination, vigilance, and a spirit to survive, Be the Star You Are!® proudly celebrates 21 years of dedicated service with a 100% volunteer workforce.
We are so grateful to our supporters who make tax-deductible donations to our charity to support our outreach programs. BTSYA has all the expenses of any business: rent, utilities, supplies, postage, internet, furniture, internet services, insurance, storage, etc. and couldn’t continue without the ongoing donations of individuals like you. When I stop to think of all that has been accomplished in the past 21 years, I am really amazed and also humbled.
We have persevered.
We have made a difference.
We remain a grassroots organization.
We celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and innovation.
We are striving for excellence.
We deliver positivity, hope, and healing.
Over the years, I have managed thousands of volunteers. Some volunteered for a single event, some come, go, and return, some have continued for years. I salute you one and all and say THANK YOU for gracing BTSYA with your individuality, skills, expertise, and humor.
With no paid staff and all volunteers, since receiving our 501c3 status in 1999, Be the Star You Are! has:
Served 420,820 individuals and families
Donated to 110 organizations
Logged 500,890 volunteer hours & growing
Distributed $2 million in resources
Broadcast 2200 unique hours of positive programming through radio broadcasts.
Published 4 signature award-winning books, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers, and Miracle Moments®,
Written and published over 2000 book reviews in collaboration with The Reading Tub and Express Yourself!™ Creative Community.
Interviewed over 2500 authors, experts, and celebrities.
Honored by the California Assembly for 20 years of community service.
Nominated for the California Governor’s and First Lady’s Service Awards
Honored with five-star ratings as a Top Rated Non-Profit by GuideStar and Great Non Profits for the Women’s Empowerment, Arts and Culture, and the Arts Appreciation Campaigns since 2010.
And we are just getting started.
Stay tuned for more as Be the Star You Are!® continues to soar.
Learn more about our programs at https://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs
Have a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend. Wear your masks, keep your distance, and respect others.
Living with gratitude and celebrating living,
Be the Star You Are!®
PO Box 376
Moraga, California 94556
QUOTE FOR LIVING:
“If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch, you won’t.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster woman or man.
Sooner or later the person who wins
Is the one who thinks she can.”
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Natural disasters know no boundaries. One never knows if a fire, earthquake, flood, mudslide, or other calamity is on the horizon. It’s imperative to be prepared for all emergencies. Because of climate change and global warming, we can be assured that our future will include more widespread, frequent, devastating, and deadly natural disasters.
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