How will your kids remember 9/11?
August is the height of the PCS season. Thousands of military kids around the world are packing up, saying their goodbyes, and preparing to face the challenges of settling into a new home, enrolling in a new school, and making new friends.
Blue Star Families’ MilKidz Club is a place that eases their transition. Whether in-person or virtually, MilKidz Club members share a common bond and understand the unique challenges inherent with life as a military child. Like their parents who took an oath to serve, our MilKidz Club members are making a difference in their communities. First up: 9/11 remembrance projects:
Operation Appreciation is a perfect service project for businesses, community organizations, youth groups, church groups, classrooms (K-12). Through this inventive program, participants send words of appreciation and support to military members and their families both overseas and on the homefront.
Honor Their Service With Yours
Through Operation Honor cards, you can honor service members and their families with service of your own. Select a volunteer opportunity in your community to honor service members, veterans and military families. If you're already volunteering in your community, you can dedicate your service to honor the service of the military community.
Host a New Book Book Drive
Books on Bases is a program created by Blue Star Families in conjunction with Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) to positively impact the lives of military children through the power of reading. Hold a new book book drive, then make a donation to military children, base libraries, Department of Defense schools, and military-impacted public schools.
For more ideas, head over to Milkidz Club ...