I’m currently working through a business development course online and one of the first lessons was all about developing the answer to your why. Why did I want to start a business? Why do I want it to be successful? Like most questions, I had more than just a two or three word answer, but one of the biggest pieces was being able to give back to military families. That’s why I am so proud to donate 10% of my sales each quarter. My passion for giving back made a spotlight on my quarterly donation recipient the perfect way to wrap up the first week of 2018.
Blue Star Families was founded in 2009 around a kitchen table by a group of passionate military spouses. Since then, they’ve grown to more than 150,000 members in 35 communities and chapters around the world. Their career development and caregiving programs reach more than 1.5 million military families each year! But perhaps what Blue Star Families is best known for is their Military Family Lifestyle Survey, a vital resource when it comes to quantifying the reality of being a modern military family. The results of this annual survey assist Blue Star Families with their policy work, as they strive to put military families’ voices in front of key decision-makers. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest checking out some of the survey’s findings here.
In addition to the lifestyle survey, military families get to take part in hundreds of Blue Star Families’ events each year. Everything from career workshops to fun family events help military families get a little bit more out of military life.
I was lucky enough to meet some of the fantastic members of the Blue Star Families team at the Military Influencer Conference in Dallas last year. I was immediately blown away by their passion for serving military families, although it shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise as both ladies were military spouses themselves. That’s the kind of support I love seeing: the military community coming together to help each other.
I’m very excited to donate 10% of my fourth quarter sales to Blue Star Families and encourage you to check them out if you haven’t already!
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