Blue Star Mothers Blog

Gold Star Family Memorial Monument

Thank you to local entrepreneur, Greg McAfee, for his generosity in matching donations for this cause.  For those wishing to support this monument, please follow the directions in the flyer.

Thank You 100+ Women Who Care

November 13, 2017

Dear Dayton 100+ Women Who Care Members,

Our mission statement is simple: “While promoting patriotism, the Miami Valley Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (OH 3), supports our troops all over the world, our veterans, and each other.” Implementing that mission involves the dedication of many volunteers and supporters like you.  Our chapter is made up of unpaid volunteer members who have created a very active agenda of programs for deployed troops and veterans which are 100% funded through donations and grants. We thank you so much for your gifts of $100 which will be used to benefit heroes, past and present.  Some of our chapter activities which you are supporting:

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Make A Difference-June 1, 2017-Dayton Daily News-Meredith Moss

Make a Difference

The Blue Star Mothers need items for troops

Meredith Moss

The national organization of Blue Star Mothers of America is a nonprofit organization that’s been supporting our active duty military and veterans since World War II. The local group — Miami Valley Chapter No. 3 — is one of the largest in the United States. Members include both mothers of active-duty military or honorably and medically discharged veterans as well as many friends and associates who support the organization’s mission including schools, churches, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Veterans’ organizations and local community and business members.

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St. Helen Elementary School 6th Grade Talents Parable Project 2017

The sixth grade class at St. Helen did a project based on the parable of the talents from Matthew.  The teachers gave each of their students $1 from their own pockets.  The students had two weeks to decide what they were going to do with the $1.  They voted on a charity: The Blue Star Mothers of America Miami Valley Chapter #3.  After the two weeks were up they were required to write a three paragraph report on what they chose to do with their dollar, why they chose what they did with their dollar and how they felt about the experience.  46 students in the two classes participated.  There were a few who gave their dollar back but in the span of the two weeks the majority of the students raised $916.50.

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