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.
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.
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.
Know a troop that needs support?
Send over the coordinates and we’ll make sure they get support in the field!
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. The troop center is closed annually the first 2 weeks of July. 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.
If you are interested in writing letters or making cards for our Troops; please follow our required standards: NO personal information can be used in the making of materials (first name only is acceptable) – NO LAST NAMES, NO PHONE NUMBERS, NO ADDRESS or NO EMAILS can be indicated on the material. We DO NOT PROVIDE MILITARY NAMES OR ADDRESSES for any reason. We also do not accept pre packed boxes filled without our supervision. All items must be inspected by our staff prior to shipment. These requirements are necessary to protect our troops and to comply with foreign location shipping regulations. If we are using the material to send in our care packages – it must comply with these standards. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The NEED for Items and Supplies is Always Changing; but, Always Necessary, to Ensure Our Support: We THANK YOU for Your Generosity!
Agencies Offering Assistance
In accordance with our governing by-laws and policies, Blue Star Mothers does not endorse any private organization. This information is made available for informational purposes only. For more information regarding the offers, programs, assistance and / or benefits on this site, please use the contact information provided. Contact information is deemed accurate at the time of posting but may or may not be updated with exterior agency changes beyond our control or knowledge.