Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers - Chartered Chapter FL4, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers - Chapter FL4We Make A Difference Supporting Active Duty Military, Reservists,
National Guard
and Our
Honorable Military Veterans
Southwest Florida FL4 is a Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.,  which was  chartered in February 2009.

Our Chapter has performed above and beyond to accomplish projects that have touched many lives in our military community both at home and deployed! Our membership continues to grow and we welcome you to join us in connecting with military families in southwest Florida and across the USA.  Come meet other Moms who have loved ones serving in our military, as well as Moms of Veterans who have served courageously and honorably and join us in our efforts to make a difference for our troops and Veterans.


Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers FL4is assisting with the Women’s Veterans Retreat being held September 10-13, 2015.

Georgie Alfano-Cronk, Chair, Women’s Veteran Committee is holding the 2nd Annual Female Veterans Retreat for our wounded female warriors in Parrish, Florida this year.

The Women’s Veterans Retreat is being sponsored this year by Goodwill Manasota, Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers FL4, and Sarasota County Veterans Commission (Women’s Veterans Committee).

Last year’s retreat was a huge success and Women’s Veteran Committee hosted 15 female wounded warriors.

Blue Star Mothers are looking for donations of quilts, just simple homemade quilts, or knitted or crochet blankets.

Blue Star Mothers will have 25 veterans that we would like to bless with a homemade quilt. If you can help and make a donation of a quilt or knitted blanket please contact Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers FL4.

The quilt donations will need to be received by August 8, 2015, to make a donation please contact Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers FL4. Or stop by one of our Southwest Florida Blue Star Mothers FL4 meetings, July 11 or August 8, 2015, meetings are from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Blue Star Mothers have a start with 5 quilts that were donated by Siesta Key Chapel and Bahia Vista Mennonite Church.

Our contact information is;
USPS mail: SWFL Blue Star Moms,
P.O. Box 495301
Port Charlotte, FL 33949

Quilt Donations Needed for Female Veteran Retreat


Sarasota National Cemetery Wreaths Across America
Photo: Blue Star Mothers, Maggie Gentile, Linda Atkins, and Valisa Ward at Sarasota National Cemetery

 Success Achieved On
Wreaths Across America Day:


A big "Thank You" goes out to all who joined us in remembering and honoring our Fallen Heroes and their families by supporting and participating in the wreath laying ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery in December. This year our chapter sold 170 wreaths. The funds raised will go towards our efforts to support our deployed military, Veterans and their families.

We have begun to take orders for Wreath Sponsorships for December 12, 2015 Wreaths Across America Day. 

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: 941.922.7200

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