Alameda County Blue Star Moms are excited to raise funds and accept donations towards helping our local veterans and military families; and also our wounded warriors with their needs but we need YOUR help too. Without our local community members such as yourself, we would not be able to assist those in need. There are numerous organizations vying for your hard earned dollar, we are asking for one can of food, one new blanket, one package of socks to help those who have served in our US Military, who have protected our freedoms and our way of life and their families who have struggled to make ends meet while their loved ones were deployed and serving.
We are looking for items to be donated and also for volunteers to help with this each month when we distribute the items to those in need within our local area.
WE ASK THAT ALL ITEMS BE NEW, UNUSED OR VERY GENTLY USED TO BE ACCEPTED. Please ensure that donations of canned food items and other food items are not past their expiration date. If items are expired, please do not donate them to us, we will be unable to accept them.
Our veterans and military families have been through so much, they deserve to have the best.
Many items listed below are available at local Dollar Tree stores. Just $10 will feed a veteran for several days!
Items we are looking for:
Food items for the pantry:
Bread Soup Canned Beans Dry beans Rice Peanut Butter
Sugar Free cookies
Regular Cookies Juice Bottled Water Powdered Milk Canned Meats
All types of Non-perishable food items
Spices Cooking Oil Crackers Peanut Butter Jelly Coffee Spaghetti Sauce
Pasta (all types) Vegetables
Personal Care Items:
Soap (bar & liquid) Toothbrushes Toothpaste Denture cleaner
Alcohol free Mouthwash
Dental Floss Toilet Paper Deoderant Shampoo Conditioner
Body Wash Hair Brushes Combs
Clothing NEW AND UNUSED ONLY ACCEPTED:
Sweatshirts-all sizes and colors Footwear (boots/sneakers/slippers)
Socks (cotton/any color)
Sweatpants-all sizes & colors Underwear both boxers and briefs in all sizes
Knit caps/baseball caps
Ladies undergarments in all colors & sizes Pants for men & women
Blouses all sizes and styles T-shirts all sizes Polo Shirts all sizes
Blankets (any size) Bedding essentials all types DVDs Boxes of matches Mattress covers (plastic)
List will be updated as needs progress.
These items will be distributed each month at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 37154 Second St., Fremont as part of our on-going committment to our Veterans and military families. We are looking to assist those veterans who are on a fixed income, are low income and who are in need of assistance. We have been able to arrange dates to deliver to our homeless veterans also via the local Family Resource Center.
This program applies to all veterans, regardless of when they have served.
We will need information from those who are seeking assistance for our records: We will need their proof of military service, name and address. We do not need their personal information beyond that. Our information records will not be shared with anyone else. Those who are referred by the FRC only need to bring the vouchers provided to pick up items as their recommendation will already be in place.
The distribution dates will be posted soon so please check back for more information regarding dates and times.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:00 PM TO 7:30 PM AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL, FREMONT. ADDRESS IS: 37154 SECOND ST, IN THE NILES DISTRICT OF FREMONT.
If your organization/company would like to host a donation barrel please email firstname.lastname@example.org.