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Donations

We've already made a ton of progress, but we still need finacial support to help us get through these trying times, so any contributions you can donate would be incredibly helpful!

We are certified 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, so any donations you make are tax deductible. Remember that this year with the CARES act, even if you take the standard deduction on your taxes, you can still can deduct up to $300 as an above-the-line tax deduction! That means if you donate this year, you can also write it off on your taxes and save up to $100 or so, depending on your tax rate. More details here from the IRS.

With your help we can bring the Great Star back to its former glory, and run a nonprofit community theater San Francisco Chinatown can be proud of!

How to donate

The best way to support us is to become a patron on Patreon. If you make a monthly contribution of at least $5 then you get some great perks, including a shout-out on our page and signage, early access to shows, and even more. We also have fancy exclusive memberships for those of you who would like to give (and get) even more.

Become a Patron!

You may also send us a check made out to "Great Star Theater" to 636 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133. You may donate via Facebook with no fees, so 100% of your donation goes directly to us. Just go to our Facebook page and click the blue "Donate" button. You may also send us a donation via PayPal by sending to donations@greatstartheater.org. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Volunteering

We are currently looking for volunteer ushers and front of house staff for our upcoming shows. You get to help people check in and find their seats, and then you get to watch the show for free. If you volunteer multiple days then we will also give you a free ticket for a friend. Email us or message us on Facebook to sign up!

Also if you want to join us to help clean, fix plumbing or electrical or other maintenance issues, or even just provide guidance, please reach out to us!

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