Frequently Asked Questions

From time to time the Gold Star Dads website will post answers to some of the most often asked questions. We can’t answer all of your questions here so feel free to use our contact us page or direct email as you feel it is necessary. Questions about our Veteran and Gold Star Family Assistance Project – Operation Noble Warrior™, can be addressed via private email or via our contact us page.

Gold Star Dads of America Membership

While we appreciate the gold star dads who were instrumental in the creation of Gold Star Dads in 2007 we no longer functions as a “membership’ organization. Over the last few years we have made the transition to a Veteran Service Organization. The new organization system utilities donations and sponsorships to finance our Combat Deployed Family and our Old Guard Veteran Outreach projects as well as our community service.

All Gold Star Dads and Gold Star family members are welcome at any of our events. We encourage you to seek out a place where you can serve in the community and we will always honor your son’ and daughters service and your families sacrifice.


Gold Star Dads processes all of your donations through the Philantro system. This is a full secured, encrypted system (256 BIT SSL + PCI COMPLIANT) that allows us secure donation processing, data visualization and workflow automation. to keep track of all your important data. We DO NOT store your credit card information.

Store Purchases

We also utilize PayPal payment processing for purchase from our store (coins, hats, etc.) Paypal is a totally secure website where you may use your PayPal account or credit card. These payments will show on your statement as GoldStarDads.

Our Community Outreach Events

Who’s invited? – You are! All our Veteran community events are open to the public. Most all are fundraisers thus requiring a small donation to help us cover cost. Some of our events such as the Camp Hope Christmas Party and the Super Bowl at Camp Hope require sponsorship or a set donation.