Mail STARS to our Heroes:
        Currently serving military, veterans, and First Responders. 

You supply us with names and addresses of our armed forces, veterans and first responders, and we mail them Stars. 
100 Stars are sent to all currently serving in the military with APO and FPO or USA Military Base addresses for FREE. 
We are now requesting $5 per bag to cover the cost of supplies and postage for all Stars being mailed. 
Send a special greeting card created from your words to let them know why they are receiving these Stars. Include your name and address and we will send you 2 Stars and a copy of the card sent. 

                         BECOME A STAR MAKER:

Want to participate by creating Stars in your neighborhood so you will be able to share the love of our country with those serving and those that served? Have a Star Party!! 

This is a project for all ages and all abilities. Instructions are only available through e-mail. The instructions will include your zip code on the Note for contact purposes.  A Star Maker STARter Kit is also available, consisting of 5 business cards, a packet of 10 Stars, 2 cantons and the pouches that the Stars go into with the emailed note, all for a donation of $13. Only one kit per Star Maker. It is just a way to get you STARted.


We create Special Message Notes with Thank You's from your organization's name on them. We request all organizations that wish Stars to share either become Star Makers or contact Stars for our Troops for additional information about availability and cost of Stars. We can e-mail the instructions and you can order one kit only.  Many organizations sending packages overseas are adding Stars to the packages. It becomes a relaxing event during meetings and can also be used as a Thank You for donations. Go to the index on the left and click on Star Maker Organization.

Stars For Our Troops Inc.
​A 501c3 Charitable Organization
All donations are tax-deductible per IRS rules.

Welcomes you to find out more about how You and We
can show support to 
those that have Served and 
those that Are Serving - 
our Military, our Veterans 
and our First Responders.

"White Star" 

Listen to what a Veteran felt when he entered into a discussion 
about Stars for our Troops. 
Thank you  Bill Notro. 
He wrote this song BEFORE 
he received his Star.  
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This page was last updated: February 6, 2018
Stars for our Troops is only funded by YOUR donations. 
We are a 501(c)(3) Charity Organization. 

There are no corporate sponsors. Volunteers cut the cantons from the useable flags, wash the cantons, cut and pouch the Stars, but supplies and postage are purchased. 

100% of donations are used to continue this great project. 

Thank you for your encouragement and donation.
Your USA made old, retired flags with EMBROIDERED Stars are needed today to continue this project. We recommend 3' x 5' flags. 

Please do not send printed flags or large Flags. Flags must be made in the USA. 
Please write on front of package the number of embroidered flags enclosed.
Please mail flags to (click for printable label):

                                               Susanw/Stars for our Troops Inc.
c/o G F W
715 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Receive 2 Stars for your flag(s) donation.

Casket or Flags with Stars larger than 2 inches across  should be donated to your local national cemetery. They will acknowledge receipt of the flag and it will be used to honor our fallen heroes. They can also be donated to your local funeral home.
The response to the 2013 Memorial Day article by Reuters has been beyond expectation. Please read and share.

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The response to the December 2013 article by Heloise  has been wonderful. Please read and share.

Find out - 
What is a Star Party?

Cheryl Rings, Star Maker 

Communication is often after 9 PM EST or very early in the morning.

To ensure a return response, please make sure your e-mail address, full name and city and state is included in all correspondence.

Phone calls may be returned when time is available, with full information as to the reason for the call, your name and organizations name.

We are a group of volunteers that are patriotic, who take old tattered and faded US Flags, retired from service and we pass the legacy of their embroidered Stars to those that defended them. 

We are cutting the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars.

Into a plastic bag go a star and an explanation:

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the U.S.A. 
 I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me
  to become tattered and torn. 
Please carry me as a reminder that 
You are not forgotten."  

The embroidered stars need to be smaller than the size of a business or credit card. 

Stars for our Troops Inc.
PO Box 301
Troy, NY 12182-0301  
For communication only, no packages.

Susan E Wells 518-235-1558

2015 - 97,034 Stars were distributed from the Albany NY area. We mailed 240 bags to the Military and 445 Veterans. Organizations also shared Stars with the Military, veterans and first responders.
Blank e-Messages are being received. If you do not receive a response in 24 hours, please re-send 
a message to 
Stars for our Troops 
with all pertinent information.
Shared with permission: 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting one of these Stars to a dear family friend that served in the Vietnam War. Sergeant Fish.

The Star was actually given to me by a friend/co-worker who had told me how he and his wife are involved with helping our Veteran's and about the Stars. I told him about our friend and he gave me the Star for him.

Sergeant Fish wants Mike to know how much this means to him..... he said to me tearfully "I knew about these groups saving The Stars.. but I never thought I would receive one." 

Sergeant Fish also stated the this Star was more meaningful to him then The Purple Heart and other medals he had been given by The United States......
This is why we do the STARS!!
Any PayPal entry that does not match a name and e-address from any form on this website will be considered a donation.

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the USA. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds caused me to become tattered and torn. 
Please carry me as a
 reminder that 
You are not forgotten.”

The mailing of Stars to anyone is at the discretion of Stars for our Troops Inc.

Thank you   to all of the Star Makers and organizations that 
​participated, encouraged and shared Stars in 2016. 

There are currently over 210 Stars Makers that are creating Stars throughout the United States of America and one Star Maker in Belgium. Over 90,000 Stars were shared in 2016 by these Stars Makers

The local chapter of Stars for our Troops Inc. which is in the Albany NY area shared over 122,000 Stars. 

Stars have made a difference to over 212,000 people in 2016. Double that number for those that created and shared them. 

This is over 4300 flags were used last year. Thank You for the flags!
Stars For Our Troops Inc.
​A 501c3 Charitable Organization
All donations are tax-deductible per IRS rules.
In 2016, we shared over 121,639 Stars from the Troy office,  mailing Stars around the world. 

That was over 2450 flags

Dec 31, 2017 and the count is 114,000+ Stars from over 2500 flags.

The Stars are created and distributed from the NYS Capital district around the world. ​

Thank you for the flags that are still arriving every day.