For years, Gold Star Kids has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the Children of Fallen Heroes. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. 

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A child's educational needs aren't seasonal, which is why our year round tutoring and scholarship needs get so much attention. Devote an afternoon to tutoring a child and see first-hand the families we help daily.



Let’s support the children of our heroes!

Msgt Buentello

With great sadness, I have to report that a visitor from San Antonio (Marine Corps veteran and two time Purple Heart recipient) gave his life this afternoon to save two teenagers at the dam in the Bandera City Park.

Never forgotten heroes

 Gold Star Kids

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Gold Star Kids works to find each and every one of these children and with the intent to give them the future they deserve.

Find your inner power by helping others

Research conducted by Gold Star Kids found that nearly 45,000 dependents have been left behind by troops killed in the line of military duty or front line first responders killed serving our nation over the past 35 years. Many of the surviving families struggle to make ends meet.


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United Way makes donation to Gold Star Kids


United Way,  United Way of Stanislaus County is dedicated to leading the United Way movement creating long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.