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Military families, while proud of their service to our country, often face adversity through circumstances beyond their control. Whether it’s a long deployment, being separated from family, or another obstacle, military families can feel alone and adrift in their communities.

But that’s where you come in. Extending friendship, a kind word, or an offer of help can make all the difference in the world. And we want to hear your stories. That’s why we’ve partnered with Mars Wrigley Confectionery US during Military Appreciation Month. Throughout the month of May, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US is offering two ways for neighbors across the nation to make a difference for military families.

Get sweet on military families

Stop by Dollar General® from now until June 3, 2018 and purchase M&M’S® Red, White & Blue Milk Chocolate and Peanut Sharing Size 10.7-ounce candies and SKITTLES® America Mix Laydown Bag 14-ounce candies. For each bag you purchase, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US will donate a dollar to Blue Star Families. Up to $20,000 maximum.  See below for details.*

Get neighborly

We want to hear about your random acts of kindness to military families or, if you’re military-affiliated, neighbors who have helped you. Take pictures, write posts, and tell your story using the #DGHometownSalute hashtag between now and June 3, 2018. When you do, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US will donate a dollar to Blue Star Families for each post using the hashtag. Up to $8,000 maximum.  See below for details.**

Are you a Blue Star Neighbor?

Military families need friendly faces and helping hands no matter where they live. That’s where Blue Star Families and you come in. If you’re passionate about serving the people who serve our country, we’d love to have you join us as a Blue Star Neighbor. Learn more here and sign up to make a difference in the lives of military families.

*For every participating product purchased at participating U.S. Dollar General® stores between 5/7/18 and 6/3/18, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. Will donate $1 to Blue Star Families®, up to a maximum of $20,000. Your purchase is not tax-deductible. Participating products include M&M’S® Red, White & Blue Milk Chocolate and Peanut Sharing Size 10.7 oz candies and SKITTLES® America Mix Laydown Bag 14 oz candies. For more information about Blue Star Families, visit bluestarfam.org. © 2018 Mars or Affiliates.

**For every qualifying social media post shared with #DGHometownSalute between 5/7/18 and 6/3/18, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC will donate $1 to Blue Star Families, up to a maximum of $8,000.