Children with a parent or parents serving in the military can experience a unique set of challenges, such as missing a parent during times of deployment, moving frequently, or taking on extra responsibilities within the family. Blue Star Families, a foundation organized by a military family, aims to make life easier for military families through a variety of support services.
Through its Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program, Blue Star Families gathers fun and educational books and donates them to the children of service people, Department of Defense schools, base libraries, and military-impacted public schools. Through donations of books, the organization aims to foster literacy among young readers, promote creativity and self-expression, and provide educational sources. Reading can also serve as a therapeutic activity, encouraging family bonding or solitary relaxation for kids who may experience more stress than the general population.
Join G-Team and donate $8 to help Blue Star Families provide reading material to military families and facilities. If G-Team members raise $400, then the Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program can distribute 100 books to military children, military-impacted schools, base libraries, and Department of Defense schools. Each additional $8 donation will fund two more books.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.