March 2020 Newsletter

February 27, 2020

The Survey Results Are In!

survey results are in

If you missed our 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey results release event on the 26th, you can still catch up via the livestream and download the full findings by visiting bluestarfam.org/survey. Mark your calendars for taking the 2020 survey, starting on April 27th!

Tell Your Story 

spouseforce

Build it and they will come, they said. So, we did. We created Spouseforce to better understand the unique needs of military spouses needing and wanting to work. With the information you share, we’ve improved the platform and can continue to inform business leaders and policy makers on how, together, we can improve military spouse employment. Now, Spouseforce tells the true story AND connects you to resources and employment! In fact, since its launch, we’ve helped over 700 military spouses find employment, making an average of $52,000 a year and bringing a total of $55 MILLION infused into communities!

Salary impact that Spouseforce has had, up until December 2019.

Salary impact that Spouseforce has had, up until December 2019.

Thrive with this Blue Star Perk 

thrive market

Did you know Blue Star Families has a partnership with Thrive Market? Together, we make healthy living affordable and accessible to your MilFam. And as one of our valued members, you get a complimentary Thrive Market membership (a $59.95 value). Get this awesome #BlueStarPerk here: https://bluestarfam.org/family-discounts/.

Save the Date

save the date, april 27

Survey fielding for the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is just around the corner. Have your voice heard by taking the survey, starting April 27th! 

Kindness Rocks with Starbucks

kindness rocks project

Thanks to our amazing volunteers and partners at Starbucks, we hosted over 50 events across the country to paint kindness rocks last month! These simple messages of encouragement are now sprinkled in communities from Los Angeles to New York. If you’re interested in bringing cool events like this to your neighborhood, sign up to be a Blue Star Families volunteer!

“We had so much fun! A local artist even stopped by to paint a few rocks. Thank you Blue Star Families!!” 

– Katelyn, Kindness Rocks Lead Volunteer in Pensacola