5. Blue Star Museums
Between Memorial day and Labor day, active military members and their families can visit any Blue Star museum for free. You can find out if there is a participating museum near you by clicking here.
6. A Story Before Bed
This company will provide a free recordable storybook to a family who’s parent is deployed or who will be getting deployed. They have given away over 304,000 recordable storybooks. Click here to find out how you can get one!
7. Baby’s Brilliant
If you are an actively deployed military member, you will be able to get a free recordable read-to-me story to send home. You will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will email you back a script to read. After you record it and sent it back to them, they will send the YouTube link to your family or mail them a pocket drive for them to view.
8. Operation: Love Reunited
This organization provides free photography sessions to families dealing with deployment. Whether your loved one is leaving or coming home, you can request a free session by clicking here. They have photographers located worldwide and after you request a session, you will be redirected to a photographer map to help you find one in your area.
9. GreenCare for Troops
If you need help with lawn work while your loved one is deployed, you may be able to get free snow removal, lawn, and landscape services. They are now also offering this service to wounded and/or disabled veterans. Click here to sign up.