Support Stars

Your support will help Stars continue to build relationships and serve the community

Support Stars

Your support helps Stars build relationships & serve the community

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Donate Supplies: Check out this list for our latest needs of supplies & food. We receive donations at 500 E. Villa St on Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm.

Pray: Pray for our staff, volunteers & families as we support the community we love.

Volunteer: Distribute food, assist with homework, or mentor! Email Miriam for more info @



What is the Federal EIN number for Stars?
Stars’ tax id number is 95-4847950.
What is the legal name for Stars?
The organization is doing business as Stars: Illuminate. Educate. Advocate. The legal name is Lake Avenue Foundation.
Is online giving secure?
It certainly is. We use PayPal, MobileCause, and which are all PCI DSS compliant. This, in fact, makes the process more secure and credit card information is not saved.
Can I set-up recurring gifts?
Yes, you can. Contact Tonie Neuwirth at 626-817-4893 or and she will take care of it for you.
How can I get a receipt for my gift?
Stars is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. We send out monthly contribution statements for all tax-exempt donations and a receipt for income tax purposes at the end of the calendar year.
Will I get receipted for non-cash gifts?
Yes. All items donated, like tickets for sporting events, school supplies for our tutoring programs, furniture, etc. will receive a signed Gift-in-Kind receipt.
How does Stars protect my privacy?
Stars respects and protects your privacy. We will never sell or trade your personal information to other individuals or companies. The information that you provide is used only to complete your donation. If you wish, Stars can send you more information about the programs that we offer.

ACTS Thrift Store

ACTS actively supports Stars. You can assist by donating clothing, electronics, furniture, shoes, housewares, kitchenware, framed art, toys, or shop at ACTS and all the net profits will go back to the community. To schedule a pick up, please call 626-577-4477. ACTS Thrift Store has two new locations! 1311 N. Altadena Drive in Pasadena, and 3180-B N. Garey Avenue in Pomona. You may also visit their website at

Workplace Giving and Employer Matching Gift Programs

Support Stars through the United Way campaign, or another workplace campaign, by writing in Stars on your payroll deduction authorization form.  Stars’ corporate ID number for United Way of Greater Los Angeles is #29214. For other organizations, you can contact your Human Resources Department directly.

Amazon Smile Program

Make your purchases at and designate Stars as the organization you would like to support.

Ralphs and Food4Less

Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their loyalty card, Stars will automatically start earning a rebate. If you would like some assistance to do this, please contact Stars and we will be glad to assist you. The online sign-up methods are:

Ralphs: Go to Ralph’s Community Contribution Program, create an account if you don’t have one already, go to your “Account Summary” to enter your rewards card number,  then go to “Community Rewards” to enroll Lake Avenue Community Foundation, Org Number DD607.

Food4Less is set up exactly the same. Go to to set it up.