Thursday, September 9, 2010

Operation Kid Comfort

The military and those serving are always on our minds. I found this organization that lets us put actions with our thoughts. Operation Kid Comfort creates custom-made quilts for children of deployed military personnel who experience grief from missing their mom or dad. The quilts have photos of the child's parent printed on the quilt. It is not as good as a real hug but I know it brings comfort as a child snuggles beneath it at bedtime.

Created in 2004 at Ft. Bragg/Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C., ASYMCA’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. To date, the program has made more than 7,000 quilts for children of deployed parents.

Volunteers are needed to put the quilts together. Would you like to be a part of this project? If so go to this website to learn more.

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