Operation Kid Comfort
Volunteers at the Armed Services YMCA create custom-made photo transfer quilts and pillows. Each child receives a quilt or pillow; children 7 and under receive a quilt, 8 and older receive a pillow. Operation Kid Comfort quilts and pillows are for the children of our deployed active duty U.S. military service men and women. The quilts and pillows are personally handcrafted to help children cope with the emotional stress during a parent’s deployment.
The Operation Kid Comfort program is offered at the U.S. military installations listed below. If your spouse’s duty station is on the list please contact the designated ASYMCA branch/affiliate directly. If your spouse’s duty station is not listed below, the Armed Services YMCA’s Headquarters will facilitate your request.
The following links will direct you to the specific locations:
- Alaska (All military bases) – Contact Armed Services YMCA of Alaska (http://www.asymca.org/alaska/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
- Camp Pendleton, California – Contact Armed Services YMCA of Camp Pendleton (http://www.asymca.org/camp-pendleton-ca/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
- Colorado Springs, CO (All military bases) – Contact Southeast Family ASYMCA (https://www.ppymca.org/programs/military/operation-kid-comfort)
- Fort Bragg, North Carolina – Contact Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg (http://www.asymca.org/fort-bragg-nc/contact)
- Fort Drum, New York – Contact Watertown Family YMCA (http://www.watertownymca.org/ymca/index.php/military/operation-kid-comfort)
- Fort Hood, Texas – Contact Killeen ASYMCA (http://www.asymca.org/killeen-tx/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
- Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri – Contact the ASYMCA of Missouri (http://www.asymca.org/fort-leonard-wood-mo/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
- Hawaii (All military bases) Contact the Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu (http://www.asymca.org/honolulu-hi/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
- San Diego, California (All military bases – Contact the Armed Services YMCA San Diego (http://www.asymca.org/san-diego-ca/programs/operation-kid-comfort)
If your spouse’s duty station is not listed above, the Armed Services YMCA’s Headquarters will facilitate your request. Please complete and submit the Operation Kid Comfort Quilt/Pillow Request & Release form below and pay the required postage. If you have any questions, please contact Giselle Schneider, Operation Kid Comfort Program Director, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
A fee of $10 per quilt ,and $5 per pillow to cover shipping costs is necessary to help offset this free program. Click here to pay shipping, along with the month the request was submitted. Quilts cannot be shipped until shipping costs have been paid.
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