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  “Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars”

                              Frederick Langbridge


A Message from Cynthia Brian

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As you reflect upon the last thirty one days of 2016, how is your year going thus far? 2015 was a very challenging year personally and professionally. However, we must be reminded that in life it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to the situation. I love the Frederick Langbridge quote because it reminds us that everything is about our attitudes.


In 2015, Be the Star You Are!® hit the $1.8 million mark of donations we have made to improve the lives of others. Our volunteers climbed new heights of success and the young teens who graduated high school were accepted into prominent universities.  We are very proud of these accomplishments. This is going to be an even busier year for Be the Star You Are!® as we strive to expand our outreach programs. We invite you to get involved as a donor and/or volunteer.


If you are interested in making this year the year that you become a benefactor and sponsor of a charity, we encourage you to contact us at to discuss how a collaboration can be mutually beneficial, not only for the tax deductions you will receive, but also for the promotions and knowledge of working with a grassroots charity that truly walks its talk. Several events are planned and we are seeking sponsors. Donations are always greatly appreciated.


We have a goal to get our two award winning inspirational signature books, Be the Star You Are!® and Be the Star You Are® for Teens into the hands of one thousand new readers. You can support this effort by buying individual books or full cases to give as gifts or rewards.  Email us,,  for discount prices on full cases of 26 books.


You can keep up with everything that is going on at our brand new web sites. For the charity, visit, for our creative community, go to, and for our two radio broadcasts, visit


For 2016, let’s make a resolution that we can all easily keep and that is to be positive, no matter what transpires.

Happy, Happy New Year and thank you for your ongoing support!

Shoot for the stars!


Cynthia Brian

Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3

PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556

925-377-STAR (7827) 




YES, You Can Still Participate 

Many have asked if the Donate Direct Program is still in effect. Yes, you can fill out the two minute form on-line and for every TV or computer screen you claim, Be the Star You Are!® will get a donation and you will get a tax receipt once the program ends, which could be in 2018. We are notified of those who participate, so please support this very easy program that costs you NOTHING but two minutes of your time and will get you a great tax write off.

PLEASE do it today. Thanks from Be

the Star You Are!®


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PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556

925-377-STAR (7827) 



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