Monday, August 15, 2011
Operation Kid Comfort creates custom-made quilts for children of deployed military personnel who experience grief from missing their mom or dad.
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 nearly 6,000 quilts for children of deployed parents.
9/11 National Day of Service
Greater DC Cares, the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the region, chose Operation Kid Comfort as the flagship service event for its 9/11 National Day of Service events. As the banner event, more than 200 volunteers created dozens of quilts for children all over the country.
Click here for more information, to request a quilt or to volunteer.
Tamra McGaughy (pronounced McGoy)
4-H and Youth Development Agent, Dallas County
10056 Marsh Ln, Suite B-101
Dallas, Texas 75229
Posted by Dallas County 4-H at 10:12 AM