Operation Kid Comfort
Armed Services YMCA has long recognized the need to comfort military children who experience emotional stress during the absence of a parent or guardian during a deployment. In 2004, the Operation Kid Comfort program was established to provide children the gift of a custom made quilt or pillowcase with photos of the deployed parent or guardian to ease the pain of separation. Quilts are given to children ages six and younger while children seven and older are gifted a pillowcase at no cost to the family.
Each year, several volunteers assemble over one hundred quilts and pillowcases by hand and donate the keepsake along with love and good wishes to the recipient. The goal of each donation is to strengthen the family bond by providing a link from the child to the absent loved one and to bring a smile to the face of a child enduring a difficult time in their life.
Every quilt requires approximately eight to ten hours of volunteer time and over $50 of donated material. The process of completing an Operation Kid Comfort request is labor intensive and takes the dedication of staff and volunteers to see it through, however, the joy and comfort this special gift brings to the child is priceless.
******If you would like to submit your request electronically below, please also send in your digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your child’s first and last name in the subject.
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