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Blue Star Mothers
The Blue Star Mothers NY Chapter 4 are currently collecting donations for their Easter Care Package Drive. After a very successful Christmas Drive with 507 packages mailed, the Chapter is hoping that the Easter Drive will be another successful opportunity to offer support and encouragement to troops deployed around the world. The care packages will be mailed on March 5, and donations of material goods and money are being requested to assist in this project. Included in the solicited donations are snacks, candy and toiletries of various types. Handmade cards and letters are especially appreciated by the troops, and civic organizations, both adult and children, are urged to participate. There is also the opportunity for organizations to participate in the packing day which will be Saturday, March 5 at 9 AM at the Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown.
Since its inception during WWII, the Blue Star Mothers organization has existed to provide support for active duty service personnel, to promote patriotism, and to assist veterans’ organizations in our communities. As proud mothers who now have or have had children honorably serving in the US Military and who are ready to fight for the protection of this country, the Blue Star Mothers look for ways to encourage and support US troops as they also support each other in their journey.
The Blue Star Mothers spend over $10,000 each year in postage alone for their care packages. Through the generous support of the community through direct donations and fundraisers, they have been able to realize their goals for these drives. As many who have served know, these packages provide more than some necessities; they provide the encouragement and support needed during the time of separation from friends and family.
The Blue Star Mothers are interested in obtaining the names and addresses of any deployed military personnel, whether they have local ties or not. Please forward any information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Kathy at (716)450-5593.