September 2020 Newsletter

August 31, 2020

Save the Date for the #BSFSurvey

Save the Date Survey Fielding 2020

Calling all military families! Starting September 8, we’re opening up fielding for our 11th annual fielding Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Will you pledge to share your story and insight as a voice for your community? Save the date, and keep an eye on your inbox on September 8!


Volunteer as a Survey Ambassador


We’re recruiting survey ambassadors to help us spread the word about our upcoming Military Family Lifestyle Survey! Check out our sign-up form to learn more.


Introducing the $30 Million Military Family Relief Initiative


Blue Star Families is proud and excited to be part of USAA’s incredible Military Family Relief Initiative ($30 million to support military families affected by COVID-19!). Our mission is to expand awareness of this opportunity, and we’re honored to have a role in connecting you to resources you may need. Please complete the Military Family Relief Initiative Interest Form on our website to learn more and so we can direct you to next steps!


Last Chance to Vote for Blue Star Families

Jolly Time

Voting ends this month for Jolly Time Pop Corn’s “Help Our Troops” campaign supporting service members and their families. We’d love it if you could vote for Blue Star Families here. It’ll take less than two seconds of your time! Want to take your support one step further? Ask a friend to cast their vote, too!


Get Organized After a PCS

Spring Cleaning Hacks Contest mobile image

Have bins that didn’t get unpacked and closets full of who knows what military equipment? We’ve all been there. Over the next few months, we’re bringing you expert tips and tricks to help you get organized! Follow along here. Meghan, a Blue Star Families staff member, is already taking advantage of some of our cleaning hacks. Read more about her story here.


New Partnership: Our Military Kids

Blue Star Families is excited to partner with Our Military Kids to highlight an exciting grant opportunity to better support military families during this time! 

Click here to learn more.


Get Ready for Welcome Week 2020

Welcome Week

We’re planning something BIG to welcome military families to their new communities after PCSing during this crazy summer. Keep an eye on your inbox for upcoming activities, giveaways, volunteer opportunities, and more! In the meantime, help us help you by updating your info with us, so we can make sure to send you relevant information based on where you live.


Share Your Local Favorites

Blue Star Families Local Favorites

Many military families move during the summertime, so we’ve teamed up with Starbucks to create a digital Local Favorites Guide to make sure those who recently PCSed feel welcome in their new communities. Help us by sharing your local favorites today!


Create a Vision Board with Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families Computer

Join us for a virtual vision board experience with Professor Lori Huetas as she guides you to focus on your career goals and dreams in the months ahead from the comfort of your own home. Sign up here.


Blue Star Summer Camp was a BIG Hit!

Blue Star Summer Camp

We stepped up the virtual fun and offered a four-week long, fun-filled virtual summer camp! With field trips to amazing museums, aquariums, and zoos all over the country, entertaining activities to fill the summer days, and virtual campfire songs and special guests, it was the next best thing to being at camp!


Thank You, CSX!

CSX pride in service

We launched two Chapters this past month, which wouldn’t have been possible without our #BlueStarNeighbor CSX. Thank you, CSX, for supporting military families and civilians in Dayton and Tampa!


The Blue Star Careers Program Impact

We’ve helped numerous military spouses through our career resources, referral programs, and direct job placements. To date, we’ve infused over $55 million in economic impact to military communities! Want more info on how we can empower you along your career journey? Please reach out to a Careers Manager at [email protected] Or, check out exclusive events, training opportunities, and open positions on our website.