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Blue Star Families
P.O. Box 230637
Encinitas, CA 92023-0637

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Frequent moves, deployments, and transitions can make life hard for military families. Blue Star Families provides free resources, services, and opportunities to more than 1.5 million military family members annually—making military life more sustainable.

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Chief Electronics Technician Cuyler Brimberry, from Chicago, assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41), hugs his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego. McClusky is returning from a five-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. During this final deployment, the ship played an integral part in the counter-transnational organized crime mission Operation Martillo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kory Alsberry/Released)
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Blue Star Families is a member of Military Support Groups of America (MSGA), a federation of America's finest national organizations providing financial and emotional support for our nation's greatest heroes—our military service members, wounded warriors, and their military families.
BSF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. BSF’s federal ID number is 80-0369895.
Blue Star Families was awarded the Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence for meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness.

What Our Members Say

"This program has brought light to my life. I have learned that I am not alone and that other caregivers struggle as I do. This program has empowered me to ask for help when I need it. I have been able to learn techniques to help my husband with his PTSD and TBI. He and I have actually went on a couple of dates the last two months, which is the first in several years."

~Military Caregiver

"I'm so glad that we have this opportunity to just come and connect. Please let BSF know how much we need this and how much we appreciate them bringing these caregiver chats to our community!"

- Military Caregiver, Coffee Chat Attendee, San Antonio

"Thank you for everything you all at Blue Star Families do for us! We would be so lost without you all!! During our last PCS y’all even helped us with books for the kid's school and then the summer programs are so amazing! My kids enjoyed the museum and we cannot wait to visit the others that are part of {Blue Star Museums}!"
- Military Spouse, BSM Attendee

"Blue Star Families went above and beyond and we couldn’t be more appreciative. The organizers of the event really made it so incredibly special for our family and we were truly honored to have been chosen for this giveaway. The memories created will last a lifetime!!!!!!"
- Military Spouse, Norfolk, VA - Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes
Other Ways To Give

Give Every Time You Make an Amazon Purchase

Did you know that Blue Star Families can receive a small percentage each time you make any purchase on Amazon by selecting us as your charity of choice on your Amazon account? It takes just 30 seconds to make a real difference.

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USAA Rewards™ Points Donation

USAA makes it easy to support Blue Star Families. You can easily redeem your USAA Rewards™ credit card points for a donation to Blue Star Families.


Give a Gift to Someone You Care About

Send a meaningful gift to someone you love, with a donation to Blue Star Families. Customize your digital card, then pay and send your gift instantly. (Be sure to select Blue Star Families!)

Give Products and Services

There are many ways to support military families, including goods and services. From books for military children to tickets for local events for military families, we'll bring your contribution to those who need it most.

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