How to Join

Blue Star Mothers

A mother or stepmother who has a son or daughter who is serving or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States is eligible to join as a Blue Star Mother.

Member dues for Blue Star Mothers are $30 per year, to be submitted with the membership application.

Blue Star Dads

A father or stepfather who has a son or daughter who is currently serving or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States is eligible to join our organization as a Blue Star Dad.

There are no dues to join as a Blue Star Dad.

Associate Members

Spouses, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and other members of the community who support the US military, are all eligible to join our organization as Associate Members.

There are no dues to join as a Blue Star Associate.

Donations and Support

Blue Star Mothers accepts support and donations online through PayPal. We also maintain an Amazon Wish List, as well as a more general list of requested donations for care packages intended for our deployed military.

Other Ways You Can Help

Know a troop that needs support?

Send over the coordinates and we’ll make sure they get support in the field!

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 8:00am
5300 Cornerstone North Blvd, Dayton, OH 45440-2268, United States
Participating stores will open one hour early for military members and their families and stores will provide snacks, free samples and product demos.

Costco is encouraging visitors to 'mix and mingle' with the local military community and says the first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with goodies.

You do not have to be a Costco member to attend the event, though you must be a member to purchase anything at the store.

See this link for additional information:

Regularly Scheduled Events

6661 Clyo Road, Centerville, Ohio

  • Chapter meetings, 6:30 pm, every second Monday

Event Schedule

The NEED for Items and Supplies is Always Changing; but, Always Necessary, to Ensure Our Support: We THANK YOU for Your Generosity!

Both physical and monetary donations may be brought to the Blue Star Mother Troop Center, located at 6661 Clyo Rd, Centerville, Ohio. Current hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Other arrangements can be made with advanced notice. Please contact us!

We ask that you read our list carefully. Our troops love to receive care packages, but their needs change. The regulations also change due to location and availability.

We no longer accept: Hotel toiletries, CDs books, puzzles, games, magazines, or anything in aerosol containers.

Agencies Offering Assistance


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