Operation Kid Comfort

Operation Kid Comfort

In 2010, the branch started a new program, Operation Kid Comfort. Working with a group of quilters, families of deployed service members will be able to request a quilt be made for each military child. The family provides photos of the deployed family member that are copied onto fabric and sent to the quilters. The quilters use their materials and incorporate the photos into the quilt. The program significantly expanded in 2012 providing over 457 quilts to military children of deployed service members. The branch has provided 1,250 quilts to children of service members stationed on Camp Pendleton, CA.

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  • Children must be 15 years old and under.
  • Children are ineligible if they have already received a quilt from a previous deployment or another Armed Services YMCA branch.
  • You can submit a request up to 8 weeks before deployment.
  • Service Member must be stationed on Camp Pendleton.


Submission Requirements

STEP 1: Parents / Legal Guardian must contact the ASYMCA Camp Pendleton requesting an Operation Kid Comfort Request Form through email shela@camppendletonasymca.org or by calling (760) 385-4921.

STEP 2: Complete the Operation Kid Comfort Request Form and email it to shela@camppendletonasymca.org. Only one request form is required per family.  Along with the request form, please attach 7 photos. Deployed parent required in each photo. The picture format must be a JPEG and 250KB or higher.

STEP 3: The Camp Pendleton ASYMCA will then mail the quilt request along with the printed photos to a volunteer quilter. Please Note: It may take between 8 to 12 weeks from approved request date before you receive your quilt.

STEP 4: Once the quilt is finished, it will be mailed back to the ASYMCA.

STEP 5: You will receive an email when your quilt is ready for pick up. You will be responsible for picking the quilt up at the ASYMCA Camp Pendleton office on Mainside (Bldg. 16144 / A Street).  Under unique circumstances, the ASYMCA will mail the quilt for a small fee of $10.00, regardless of the location it will be mailed to.


Photo Requirements

  • Deployed parent required in each photo.
  • The picture format must be a JPG and 250KB or higher.

Be Involved with Camp Pendleton, CA ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

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