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Moms of Military Seek Donations for Care Packages

Oct 04, 2020 10:34AM ● By Anita Malik

Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6 is collecting items for our Care Packages for Deployed Troops Collection Drive! From now until October 25, 2020 we will be collecting items from our attached flyer and funds through PayPal to send care packages to troops deployed overseas, including those who have mothers in our chapter! These care packages mean so much to our troops and give them a little love from home during the holidays when it is hard to be so far away. 

We have 4 ways to donate to us and help us help our troops!

Amazon Wish List -

Simply follow the link, shop from our prepared list, choose and purchase items and they will be shipped directly to us! Shop from home and help the troops at the same time

PayPal Donations –

Donate through our PayPal link to help with filling out our list and with postage.

Collection Site –Shop from the list below and drop off at DoodleBug Workshop at 314 S. Main Street in Wheaton. (Please call Sarah first to make sure someone is there to receive your donation at  630-995-1328)

Drive-By Drop Off Sites – We will be in the parking lot waiting for you to just drive up!

Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm at VFW Post 8081, Warrenville, IL

Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm at Mission BBQ, Downers Grove, IL

Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at 1805 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL

One thing from the list we can always use more of is letters from home! Our troops love to read your card or letter or see a drawing made by you or your child. Those messages help them know that their sacrifice is meaningful and supported by all of us! Those can be dropped off at our Collection Site and Drive-By Drop Off Sites, or they can be mailed to us at Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6, PO Box 881, Warrenville, IL 60555.

After Halloween until November 6, we will also collect any leftover individually wrapped Halloween candy you may have! Contact us for details on that. Our troops love to have some candy to remind them of home and give them a treat!

With so many options, there is something that will work for everyone! We cannot wait to receive your donations, get them packed up, and send them to our sons and daughters and all our troops serving in deployed areas during the holidays. As we thank them for their sacrifice, we thank you for your support!!

Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers IL6 is a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., a private, non-profit 501c3 organization recognized by Congress as early as the World War II era. 

Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers can be reached at or 630-447-8173. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers. If you are the mother/mother figure of a military member or veteran from any branch, please contact us to see how you can join our chapter and work with us to support our military sons and daughters, our veterans, and each other!