ROLLING HILLS BLUE STAR MOMS
GIFT OF GIVING FOR THE 2018 HOLIDAYS
Yes, we absolutely love to receive donations and pack care packages as our major mission. However, we love to give back as well.
This year, we collected over 5000 toys from the Dollar Trees in Folsom, Citrus Heights, Cameron Park, Placerville and Rancho Cordova in conjunction with the Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive. Thanks to a generous donor who handmade over 350 stockings and our purchase of another 150, we stuffed them full of toys. Here is the giving back part, many happy children at 349th at Travis Air Force Base, 115th Regional Support Group, Mather Veterans Village and the California National Guard Military Department when they receive their stocking.
A call for help came out from the California Military Department that more than (100) CA National Guard families lost their homes in the Paradise fire. We and the Folsom Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6604 were able to each donate $500 in gift cards for them.
Many thanks to
STICKS BAR AND GRILL
We had a surprise visit from a wonderful donor, Jordan Kergan, the owner of Sticks Bar and Grill at Sunrise Golf Course. He, along with Napa Smith Brewery Distributor organized a disc golf tournament on our behalf. Last night, Jordan presented Jody Bollinger, RHBSMS organizer, a check for $500.00!!! WOW!! Many thanks, these funds will pay postage for many care packages we are sending in March!Type your paragraph here.
March 19, 2018
A Visit to a Girl Scout Meeting
BIG shout out of THANKS to Girl Scout Troop 38 for their cookie donation! Without groups like you, we wouldn’t be able to send so many care packages! Chapter President Wanda Alteri Matus attended the troops meeting to present a certificate of appreciation and tell them about our BS “Brag” Flag-displays photos is our military children!
A Wonderful Donation from
Cub Scout Pack 310
January 27, 2019
Divine Savior Church in Orangevale
THANK YOU CUB SCOUT PACK 310 for your amazing donation of popcorn to send to our deployed service members. Board members Jo Turney and Nan Broaddus were there to accept this huge donation. We can say enough about how important it is to have this kind of support from other organizations; we couldn't do what we do without their generosity!
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
August 27, 2019
We had a wonderful event this year. Chuck and JoAnn prepared their famous spaghetti sauce! Even with the rain, every chair was filled and we served many plates of delicious spaghetti. Raffle baskets galore and silent auction items we a huge hit. Thank you to everyone for supporting this wonderful organization whose sole mission is to support the local military community members and their families along the highway 50 corridor from Placerville to Elk Grove
RED CROSS AND KCRA OPERATION CARE PACKAGE
JUNE 8, 2018
Another successful donation day! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out for the event at the Roseville Automall! Our storage is now full of donations waiting to be packed at our upcoming Care Package Packing event.
Blue Shield of California’s Employee Resource Group Operation VET
Kathy Gehlen, our amazing Chapter Secretary, arranged and headed up this fantastic donation drive. For three weeks, at 5 locations of Blue Shield of California, the Employee Resource Group held Operation VET, gathering truckloads of donations for our care packages. Thank you to Blue Shield of California and all its employees for this fantastic donation, we truly could not do what we do without the efforts of corporations like this.
Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
August 27, 2016
This year’s event was an enormous success; our largest fundraiser ever! We served over (200) spaghetti dinners, raffled (26) baskets, a grand raffle and (13) silent auction items all to raise funds to send (600) care packages to deployed military members around the world on September 17, in conjunction with the Folsom Community Service Day Military Care Packages project. We came very close to raising the $8,000.00 for postage, shy by only a tad! Thank you to everyone for supporting this wonderful organization whose sole mission is to support the local military community members and their families along the highway 50 corridor from Placerville to Elk Grove
CASH FOR CANDY DONATION PROGRAM - NOVEMBER 2018
Another successful year for our “Cash for Candy” program; these generous dentists pay Halloween trick or treaters for their candy; then donate the candy to us to send in care packages for deployed military members! A real win-win for everyone!
Thanks to Expressions in Dentistry-Dr. Ludlow who was the biggest collector/donor of 358# of candy, Couch and Hammond in Folsom and EDH, Expressions in Dentistry-Dr. Holina, Lyons Orthodontics in EDH-Dr. Lyons and Dr. Lucas, Magic Smiles in EDH-Dr. Datwyler, and Pawar Dental-Dr. Pawar.
Together we collected well over 500 pounds of candy!
Special thanks to member Jody Van Kirk, and Jack for picking up and sorting all this candy!!!
SUPPORTING OUR ACTIVE, WOUNDED, VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF OUR FALLEN
Can You Say Chocolate and Care Package Goodies!!!
March 3, 2019
At our March 3, 2019 Mini Care Package Party we were surprised by these wonderful donations.THANK YOU to the El Dorado Hills Little League for pounds and pounds of the World's Finest Chocolate!
And THANK YOU TO Hands for Hope at the Oak Ridge High School for holding a donation drive and bring ALL these bags of goodies!
The troops are going to love this care package!
3rd ANNUAL MOUNT AUKUM WINERS WINE & BBQ FUNDRAISER
On April 30th, we held our fundraiser dinner at the beautiful Mount Aukum Winery. Delicious dinner was prepared by Chef David Maestas from West Coast Events; Mount Aukum wine tasting was fantastic; great time with old and new friends. Raffle baskets galore made from donations valued at over $2000, were won by many happy faces!
Thank you to everyone that assisted, attended and supported this great event!
ROLLING HILLS BLUE STAR MOMS
SECOND ANNUAL DRIVE THRU DONATION DRIVE
AUGUST 24, 2018
In collaboration with the Folsom Community Service Day, we held the second annual drive through donation drive at the Steve Miklos (Folsom) Aquatic Center! Generous donors drove in the Aquatic Center parking lot and dropped off donations that will be packed in care packages at the annual Folsom Community Service Day at the Folsom Veterans Hall on September 15th! THANK YOU Folsom residents!
1st Annual Crab Feed - March 10, 2018
Another sold out event! Tables in the Hall, tables in the pub, even tables outside for this great dinner!
*Silent and Live Auctions*
Thank you to the committee and the many volunteers that made this possible; and thank you for all those in attendance.
Enjoy the photos of the night.
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