Blue Star Mothers to send Easter Care Packages to troops

The Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers is grateful for the community’s support shown during its Christmas Care Package Project. The 435 boxes, including many that were sent to Afghanistan, arrived on time for Christmas and were immensely appreciated by the military. The Blue Star Mothers have received many thank-you notes, and each note has expressed how much the boxes meant to them and how much their spirits were lifted by receiving them, often asking to relay this thanks to the community.

The group is now beginning to collect for its annual Easter Care Package Project. Again, the Blue Star Mothers are asking the community for support in the form of donations of items to fill these boxes or money to cover postage. Check area legions, churches and businesses for a Blue Star Mother box to drop items into. Those who are unable to find a collection box and would like to donate may contact the organization at

The Blue Star Mothers are also looking for cards and letters from the community to add to these boxes. Any local scout troop, Sunday School group, classroom or other group that would like to make cards or write letters thanking men and women who are serving and wish them a “Happy Easter” can contact the Blue Star Mothers at the above email address. The club will make arrangements to collect them and include them in the boxes.

The Blue Star Mothers will be packing and mailing the Easter care packages at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 45 Falconer St., Frewsburg. Donations may also be dropped off at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. that day.

If anyone has the address of a deployed military member that they would like the Blue Star Mothers to add to our list, please email it to the address above. Any support for postage costs can be sent to: Blue Star Mothers NY 4, PO Box 162, Westfield, N.Y. 14787.