News & Events

January 24, 2017
Barts Blue Star on CBS12 News

Bart's Blue Start Foundation: helping families deal with everyday struggles (CBS12)

November 9, 2016
► Bob's Dentures

9/1/16 - Held a fundraiser "Bob's Denture Fund" with GoFundMe.
10/1/16 - Bob had 11 teeth extracted at Light of the World Dental in Palm City.
11/9/16 - Dr. Val Tsar (West Palm Beach) provided a beautiful set of dentures to Bob.

Bob is a great guy that I met at LAHIA (a homeless outreach in Stuart) He is a sober and productive homeless man who repairs bikes for others at LAHIA. This was a good thing for us to do. Bobs' departing words to me were "This has literally changed my life, thank you so much."

Bob's Dentures

October 2016
► Bart's Blue Star in the Stuart News

Bart's Blue Star in the News - Running for Charity Reaps Big Rewards

 

July 29, 2016
► Hope Sound Early Learning Center did it!

Over past 3 years, all of these teachers were able to attend the Conscious Discipline Institute in Orlando, Florida thanks to Bart's Blue Star Foundation support.

May 30, 2016
► Gold star mothers on the treasure coast are recognized.

Memorial day - All of these women have lost a child serving in the military. Ginny Luther ( 2nd from the right) is the founder of Bart's Blue Star Foundation. Luminaries - Memorial Day - In Honor of Our Fallen Heroes,
 Remember Their Sacrifice

May 13, 2016
We have begun awarding grants to a variety of needs.

All promoting Conscious Discipline®. Grants providing Conscious Discipline materials, and scholarships to attend Conscious Discipline workshops for adults have been awarded to teachers and institutions supporting social and emotional well being of foster care children.

We are also continuing to sponsor a child to return to Camp Weloki, in St. Louis. 

Soles for Souls of the Treasure Coast has continued with Bart's Blue Star Foundation expanding services to the homeless. We discovered that many homeless were admininistered traffic tickets for riding their bikes without lights.

Bart's Blue Star Foundation has provided approximately 100 bicycle lights, tubes and locks to the non-profit LAHIA (Loving and Hope in Action), which ministers to the needs of homeless individuals. 

Bart's Blue Star Foundation has continued to provide boots for the homeless seeking employment. To date over 250 steel toed boots have been doled out!

March 6, 2016
► Marathon of the Treasure Coast
Bart's Blue Star Foundation manned 2 water stations at this years Treasure Coast Marathon. The pic of the little girl was taken because she asked her mom to "Buy some water for the people who were running and thirsty," so they dropped off a case of water for us to hand out. We raised about $1000 and more to follow.

January 18, 2016
What's Happening
Hobe Sound Early Learning Center has been receiving Conscious Discipline® trainings on Saturday Mornings  bi-monthly since August 2015. Certified trainers have been assisting Ginny in trainings and coaching teachers on a monthly basis! It is so much fun to watch both teachers and kids grow with this transformational emotional intelligence program!

 

March 7, 2015
► Fundraiser held at private home on the beach in Hobe Sound, FL.  Click here for pictures from the event!

March 1, 2015
Rasing funds for Bart's Blue Star Foundation at Marathon of the Treasure Coast. Click here for pictures from the event!

January 27, 2015
► Began the process of redesigning the new website.

January 26, 2015
► Foundation name changed from Lt. Robert Fletcher Memorial Foundation to Bart's Blue Star Foundation 

November 2014
► Started a new program to provide bicycle lights to the homeless

June 2013
New Soles for Souls of the Treasure Coast

August 23, 2012
► Stuart Foundation created to help children with behavior problems
Palm Beach Post (PDF)

August 22, 2012
► Lt. Robert Fletcher Memorial Foundation donates to Stuart Middle
YourNews (PDF)

November 11, 2011
► A Mother's Mission
Palm Beach Post (PDF)

July 2011
► Foundation's Golf Tournament Raises Funds To Help Hurting and Grieving Children
Palm City Spotlight (PDF)

June 7, 2011
Foundation’s golf tournament raises funds to help hurting and grieving children
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/jun/07/foundations-golf-tournament-raises-funds-to-help-h/

May 23, 2011
Local tournament for slain soldier takes place
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/sports/local-tournament-for-slain-soldier-takes-place

May 10, 2011
► Tourney to assist military families
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (PDF)

April 26, 2011
Blue Star awards recognize Treasure Coast service members' sacrifice
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/26/blue-star-awards-recognize-treasure-coast/

Recognition for two fallen Treasure Coast soldiers
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_martin_county/recognition-for-two-fallen-treasure-coast-soldiers

December 20, 2009
► Mother of murdered soldier teaches conflict resolution
Jupiter Courier (PDF)

November 6, 2009
► Fort Hood massacre brings back bad memories for Jensen Beach mom of slain solider
WPTV

September 23, 2008
► Letter: Fallen solider's family urges others to enjoy company of loved ones 
TCPalm (PDF)