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.
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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.
May 21, 2022
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is back! and was an enormous success; our largest fundraiser ever! We served over (200) spaghetti dinners, raffled (24) baskets, a grand raffle and (8) silent auction items all to raise funds to send (500) care packages to deployed military members around the world on September 17, in conjunction with the Folsom Community Service Day Military Care Packages project. 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
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!!!
December 17, 18, 22 & 23, 2022
Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at Folsom Veterans Hall
We lost our gift-wrapping location at McClellan Exchange this year because it was the subject of budget cuts, and closed in November. However, that didn't stop us, we wrapped many gifts at the Folsom Veterans Hall and thankfully received over $1000 in donations for our efforts. We wish to extend out heartfelt thanks to all those that supported this fundraiser! We hope you loved your beautifully wrapped gifts.
November 20, 2022
Halloween Candy Sorting
Thank you to the many dentist offices in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas, we collected over 700 lbs of candy!!! So, we had a sorting party, separated all the chocolate from the non-chocolate, ended up with 9 large bins of non chocolate which will be used as "packing peanuts" for the care packages, and the 10 bins of chocolate will be used in children's stockings we will be stuffing in December. Thank you volunteers!!!
Operation Care Package
Drive Through Donation Day
June 2, 2023
The day started at 5 AM, and didn't end until 8 PM! But well worth the volunteer hours; we were recipient of so many boxes filled with care package content donations! Thank you to the community for their generousity; and thank you to our membership for your dedication of service!
Memorial Day 2023
Rose Laying, Ceremony & Luncheon
We had a wonderful day! Started off with laying roses over 700 veteran gravesites at the Lakeside Lawn Memorial; so many volunteers came out! Followed by a beautiful Memorial Day Ceremony, Flay Retirement and Luncheon. The Blue Star Moms shined this day!
December 17, 2022
Wreaths Across America at the
Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
This year, we became involved with Wreaths Across America. We became a sponsor for WAA and instead of using this a fundraiser, we chose the option of sponsoring 1 free wreath for every 2 that were purchased. Thanks to the community, we sponsored over 75 wreaths that were laid at the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery on December 17th. Thank you all for sponsoring and volunteering to lay wreaths!!!
December 5th, 2021
Annual Holiday Gift Wrapping Event
Another successful Gift Wrapping Fundraiser!!! This year, in addition to wrapping at the McClellan Exchange, we added some days at the Folsom Veterans Hall. Thank you to those that brought your gifts for us to wrap and thank you for your very generous donations! Thank you ladies for volunteering your time! There were yummy treats for sale and treasures to take home as well.
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!
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!
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.
Cash for Candy Event
We are so thankful for our dentistry offices that collected so much candy from their patients, then donated it to us to use as "packing peanuts" in the care packages we send. Extra thanks to members Jody and Jack for collecting and sorting! This has become an annual event that we absolutely love! Thank you all!
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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!
SUPPORTING OUR ACTIVE, WOUNDED, VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF OUR FALLEN
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!
Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms
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.
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.