Operation Kid Comfort

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Baby sleeping with quilt

 

  • Created at Ft. Bragg/Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C., in 2003, the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Operation Kid Comfort program is designed to address the emotional stress that children of military personnel suffer during a parent’s absence from home.
  • Operation Kid Comfort serves children of deployed Service members.
  • Families provide photos of the deployed family member, alone or interacting with the family.  The photos are scanned into a computer, printed and then sewn into fabric especially selected for the child.  Each quilt is personalized with the child’s name and parent’s branch of service. The quilt is then given to the child to play with, sleep with or use to comfort them from the grief of missing their deployed parent.
  • To request a quilt or become a volunteer quilter, please contact us.

Be Involved with Fort Leonard Wood, MO 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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