You can donate any time of year or help support STARS during one of our annual campaigns and fundraising events. The need for generous philanthropic support continues to grow in response to declines in state funding for programs such as ours. Annual donations through the Arizona tax credit is a valuable way for AZ residents to contribute to qualified charitable organizations. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors ensures sound financial management practices.

Make A General Donation

Thank you for your generosity!

Hear what our parents have to say about STARS! “STARS is a lifeline for families like mine.” Will Humble-Parent | “STARS is accepting of my son for who he is.” Susie Fowls-Parent  | “STARS is committed to our participants & providing them with meaningful opportunities.” Parent

Thank you for supporting STARS and our wonderful programs we offer our participants each and every day.


STARS COVID-19 Relief Fund

March - May

A recurring donation of $10/month will provide relief to offset fixed expenses during this challenging time.


Wishlist Campaign

All Year

STARS makes up a wish list of items such as art supplies, games and electronics and asks its supporters to grant a wish or 2! Items can easily be purchased by clicking on a provided Amazon link. With every donation, a day is made better and a need is met.

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Tax Credit Campaign

November - April 15

The Tax Credit Campaign educates Arizona citizens on the opportunity to reduce their AZ State Tax Liability with a DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR CREDIT by donating to STARS – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Fiesta al Fresco


Fiesta Al Fresco is our signature annual fundraising event. The evening’s meal is a farm-to-table experience featuring local, organic ingredients thoughtfully prepared and served. It is an exceptional evening complete with music and artwork for sale from the STARS’ participants.

Other Opportunities to Support STARS

Monetary donations in any amount are welcomed and honored throughout the year.

Annual state-wide day of support for nonprofits

Annual National day of support for nonprofits
Tuesday before Thanksgiving