Creating comfort through free custom-made quilts for children of deployed military personnel
Created in 2004 at Ft. Bragg/Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C., the Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort is designed to address the emotional stress that children of military personnel suffer during a parent’s absence from home, providing free quilts for children ages 6 and under and pillows for children ages 7 and older (although the Armed Services YMCA does do quilts for wheelchair bound and special needs military children, please specify on your application if needed). To date, the program has made more than 20,000 quilts for children of deployed parents through participating branches and our online service for active-duty families who are not near a participating branch. Each quilt takes eight hours of volunteer time and about $50 worth of materials and postage. Your online donation today can help more military children cope with deployment, please note Operation Kid Comfort on the donation form to support more military children. Thank you!