“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love,” William Wordsworth
MESSAGE FROM CYNTHIA BRIAN, Founder/Executive Director
Call me superstitious, but I’m excited to send this newsletter out exactly on 2-20-2020 at 2:20. It feels like a new beginning!
With February being the month of love, here at Be the Star You Are!® we are spreading love and kindness. Karen Kitchel who penned two chapters in the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, and is a dedicated volunteer with BTSYA, writes a blog, Scattering Kindness. She advocates that kindness is contagious, When we find simple ways to spontaneously bring joy to others, we bring joy to the world. (www.scatteringkindness.com). How true this is!
With love in the air, we want to remind each person that she/he is unique. You are a gift to the world. There is no one on this planet that can match your talents, skills, and heart. You are enough just the way you are. You are deserving of love.
We are so excited to have been honored as one of the first non-profits to win the TOP NON-PROFIT award for 2020. And we are super thrilled and grateful that GreenAir, your energy solutions company, (https://www.gogreenair.net) will be our SuperStar Sponsor for our Family Fun Booth at the Moraga Faire this May 9th. Read more below.
Our appreciation is extended to everyone who makes a tax-deductible donation to Be the Star You Are!® via PayPal or check. If you want to make automatic donations, we can set you up to deposit your donation directly into the charity bank account. Every dollar makes a difference in continuing our outreach programs. Give plenty in 2020.
Thanks for being part of our STAR galaxy. Communicate, collaborate, innovate. Everyone counts.
Be your unapologetically authentic self every day. You are a STAR. Share the LOVE!
Be the Star You Are!®
PO Box 376
Moraga, California 94556
CONGRATULATIONS BE THE STAR YOU ARE!®
This is the honor we received from Great Non Profits in partnerships with Guidestar, The Huffington Post, Techsoup, and VolunteerMatch,
You've won a spot on the 2020 Top-Rated List!
Congratulations! Be The Star You Are Inc has earned a spot on the 2020 Top Rated List! Your community has shared their inspiring stories about your work. We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments.
We appreciate all of your contributions! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc
A few abbreviated quotes from reviewers
“My volunteering experience had a profound impact on me, and continues to inspire me in my career as an author. This selfless organization should be recognized and lauded for the incredible impact it makes daily.”
“The organization participates in a diverse set of efforts and initiatives that promote positive media messaging, support natural disaster relief, and empower youth. Absolutely a great nonprofit worthy of five stars!”
“Incredible as always, every year! Cynthia Brian and Be the Star You Are reach so many people in need of positivity and support. I'm proud to call myself a volunteer and I hope to see BTSYA continue its great work for many years to come!”
“I am forever thankful for everything BTSYA has offered me over the years. This organization deserves all the recognition and support!”
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR May 9th
Be the Star You Are!® will be hosting a Family Fun booth at the 14th Annual Moraga Community Faire on Saturday, Moraga 9th from 10-3pm and we hope you’ll attend. SuperStar Sponsor is GreenAir, your energy solutions company, https://www.gogreenair.net. The Faire attracts 3500 + attendees with numerous attractions, vendors, Kids zone, food trucks, wine, beer, art, and a classic car show. Be the Star You Are!® is the official face painting center and volunteers will be offering other activities for children, a reading circle, and giving away books to increase literacy. Teen radio personalities will be in attendance and a book signing of our new book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, are also planned.
Families may volunteer to be in the booth and sponsors are encouraged. All donations will be spearheaded for Disaster Relief. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan on a day of memory making! Joins us at the BTSYA Family Fun Day.
Our two Be the Star You Are!® radio broadcasts provide entertainment, information, and empowerment in every hour of power.Inspiring guests are lined up to motivate you to attain your goals and live a positive, uplifting life. Listen LIVE to StarStyle® every Wednesday from 4pm PT at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are or catch us on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
For a young adult look at life, listen to Express Yourself!™ Sunday’s at 3pm PT at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2
Read all about the Be the Star You Are!® Radio broadcasts, guests, reporters, hosts, and more at https://www.StarStyleRadio.com.
SHOPPING ALL YEAR ROUND?
Other easy ways that assist our mission and don’t cost you a penny!
1. AmazonSmile donates .5% of purchases https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882
2. Discounted books at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity
3. Giving Assistant: Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash at 3500+ popular online stores, then donate a percentage to BTSYA:https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc
& buy from your favorite stores.
4. Search and GoodShop: Choose Be the Star You Are as your charity to support. You can log in with Facebook, too! https://www.goodshop.com/nonprofit/be-the-star-you-are
5. Shop at over 1300 stores on IGIVE: http://www.iGive.com/BTSYA
6. BTSYA Logo Store: http://btsya.rylees.net
8. Designer Clothes to Buy or Sell: https://www.unionandfifth.com/charities/be-the-star-you-are-moraga-ca/shop
9. Buy “Read, Lead, Succeed” T-shirts and tanks $19.99 at StarStyle® Store: http://www.starstylestore.net/
10. Are you a gamer, lover of new software, or other digital content? Buy all of your favorites at Humble Bundle. http://ow.ly/cYs130iN6n4
We appreciate a direct donation most of all via PAYPAL GIVING FUND at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504
Checks can be sent to PO Box 376, Moraga, California 94556
Direct Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results
About Us: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us
How to Help: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help
Contact us: https://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact
GREAT NON PROFITS REVIEWS: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc
We invite you to volunteer, get involved, or make a donation. Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504
If you’d like to advertise your service or product while supporting Be the Star You Are!®, we are now accepting approved ads that will benefit readers. Contact info@BetheStarYouAre.org for details.
Share the LOVE! Be Kind.
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Give plenty in 2020!
PO Box 376
Moraga, California 94556
All donations are 100% Tax Deductible according to law. Thank you!