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Help with Operation Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief By Cynthia Brian

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Help with Operation Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief By Cynthia Brian


Whenever a natural disaster occurs, Be the Star You Are! charity mobilizes to get books, DVD’s, videos, games, and other resources to the victims through our Operation Disaster Relief Program. Our volunteers are now packing boxes for Operation Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief. We are shipping to specified locations to help families who suffer a loss and give them the gift of a brand new book.
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If you are an author, publisher, or individual who would like to donate a case of BRAND NEW BOOKS (we are not shipping used items), please contact us at info@BetheStarYouAre.org and we will vet you and get you the location to ship your donation. You will receive a tax deductible receipt from us for your donation.


We also need financial donations to ship these books. You can make a difference in the lives of someone in need. We seek volunteers to help BTSYA secure donations to our Paypal account to accomplish this. Kids helping kids. A donation of $25 ships a small box of books, $100 buys and ships a case of 28 brand new books to anywhere in the continental USA.


Any amount will help the victims. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made directly from our website at http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org or make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES!

Thank you for helping those who are suffering with this newest disaster.
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Thanks for your support. Everyone Counts!!!!

Direct link to our BTSYA site information

Be the Star You Are! 501 C3 Charity Honored as 2014 Top-Rated Non Profit

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Be the Star You Are! 501 C3 Charity Honored as 2014 Top-Rated Non Profit

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Every Wednesday between 4-5pm PT, the Voice America Network broadcasts an upbeat program, Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®, brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For the fifth consecutive year, Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit once again!” says Cynthia Brian, Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501c3 charity. “All the volunteers have worked very hard and we are very proud of our accomplishments this year, including our Operation Disaster Relief program and our two international radio shows, Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ that are bringing positive messages to the world.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “To say that Be the Star You Are!® has changed my life would be an understatement!”

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 has been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients, and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.

Be the Star You Are!!® 501 c3 is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation empowering women, families and youth through improved literacy and positive media. Be the Star You Are! collects and distributes books and other resources as a way to raise their life skills and self esteem. This media ranges from education and advisement to inspiration and guidance and covers every aspect of life, from abuse through money management.


Be the Star You Are!!® 501 c3 is an ALL volunteer organization that operates through contributions, in-kind donations, and proceeds from fund-raising events. Be the Star You Are! does not receive state or federal funding and is solely dependent on contributions from the community and corporations. Be the Star You Are! has no religious or political agendas or affiliations. Make Tax-deductible donations. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Tune in for Express Yourself!™, tune in on Tuesdays at NOON PT and look at Archives and photos and more!

A Time for Giving with Cynthia Brian

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A Time for Giving with Cynthia Brian

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 http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. 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!®


Tune in to the Power Hour Positive, uplifting, life changing talk radio with interviews with best selling and emerging authors, Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® is LIVE every Wednesday, 4-5pm PT on Voice America Empowerment Channel. Archives, photos, links, guest info at http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

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