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Operation Kid Comfort

Help young military children cope with deployment stress

Volunteers at the Armed Services YMCA create custom-made photo transfer quilts and pillows to help with the separation of deployment. Each child receives a quilt or pillow; children ages 6 and under receive a quilt, ages 7 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 hand-crafted quilts and pillow help children cope with emotional stress during a parent’s deployment.

Operation Kid Comfort is offered to all active duty children, and created by loving volunteers at our branch locations across the country.

Not all branches participate in this service. Find your branch to see if this service is available. 


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