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Greetings, Blue Star Families of Tampa!

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Blue Star Families ensures that wherever American military families go, they always feel connected, supported, and empowered to thrive in their communities. Through partnering with local organizations, creating engaging programs and resources, and sharing unique opportunities and events, we hope to help you and your family gain a sense of belonging here.

We encourage you to share ways that can make you feel more welcome, enhance your participation at events, grow engagement on our Facebook pagelend a helping hand as a volunteer, and invite others to join us.

Blue Star Families Tampa Chapter
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Blue Star Families Events

Mindful Matters

Mindful Matters The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic has partnered with Blue Star Families to offer a virtual mindfulness event for military families on Thursday, May 13th, at 4PM PT/5 PM MT/6 PM CT/7…

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The Science of Sleep and Stress Event

Are you getting the proper rest that you need? Blue Star Families knows the importance of good sleep, and we want to help you! Join Blue Star Families and One Day University for a virtual…

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Military Caregivers: Celebrating America’s Hidden Heroes

As we celebrate the Month of the Military Caregiver, join Blue Star Families and AARP for a town hall event featuring leading caregiving experts from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. The discussion will focus…

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Blue Star Summer Camp — the Home Edition is coming back this summer!

Back by popular demand! Blue Star Families Summer Camp returns in July 2021 for three weeks with more amazing virtual field trips to museums and parks to keep kids busy and engaged. Our camp weeks…

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Blue Star Summer Camp — the Home Edition is coming back this summer!

Back by popular demand! Blue Star Families Summer Camp returns in July 2021 for three weeks with more amazing virtual field trips to museums and parks to keep kids busy and engaged. Our camp weeks…

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Blue Star Summer Camp — the Home Edition is coming back this summer!

Back by popular demand! Blue Star Families Summer Camp returns in July 2021 for three weeks with more amazing virtual field trips to museums and parks to keep kids busy and engaged. Our camp weeks…

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Blue Star Families Signature Campaigns

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Homefront & Frontlines

Blue Star Families’ Homefront and Frontlines Town Hall Series features a series of high profile speakers covering items of key importance to military members, veterans, and their families.

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Welcome Week

Welcome week is an exciting time for communities across the US to welcome military families who are new to the neighborhood. It’s an opportunity for military families to connect with their new community and for community partners to showcase what makes their town special. Through Welcome Week our team offers local and virtual opportunities nationwide for military families to get to know the best of what their new town has to offer.

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STARBUCKS: More than a Cup of Coffee

Blue Star Families and Starbucks have been strong partners for years in supporting military families around the globe. We’re committed to strengthening military families and connecting Americans to our servicemen and women, and their families. Through our partnership, we provide opportunities like regular Coffee Connects for military spouses, welcome to the community events, and yellow ribbon trees honoring service members who are away from home over the holidays. Together, Starbucks and Blue Star Families strive to bridge the divide between the 1% of Americans who have served in the U.S. military and the 99% who have not. Why? Because we believe we’re all stronger when we take care of one another.

Help build community by sharing your local favorites or signing up to volunteer.

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Racial Equity Initiative (REI)

The Blue Star Families’ Racial Equity Initiative is an important first step for our military families of color. Through five impact areas—Research & Advocacy, Training, Leadership, Collaboration, and Community Impact—the initiative will gather new resources and focus the energy of Blue Star Families and a broad assembly of corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partners.

How to Partner with Blue Star Families/ Resources

Help Blue Star Families sustain our community building efforts or volunteer with us!

Check out these national and local resources to help your military family:

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BSF CAREERS

We’re listening and working to ensure that you have the chance for a fulfilling career during your military journey.

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