OUR MILITARY KIDS INC
Rating: 4.98 stars 288 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Philanthropy
Location: 6861 Elm St. Suite 2A McLean VA 22101 USA
Results: Through the generosity of its donors, Our Military Kids has provided nearly 50,000 grants totaling $20M to military children living in every state and U.S. territory. Parents have reported through periodic surveys that 80% noticed an increase in stress or anxiety in their children during deployments and 89% indicated that participation in the activity positively impacted their children by reducing some/all of their symptoms of stress. In addition, 99% reported that participation significantly contributed to the overall well-being of the entire family. For every dollar donated, 95 cents directly supports a child.
Target demographics: Military children aged 5 through 18 years of age.
Direct beneficiaries per year: by awarding 5,000 grants in 2013.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
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My husband is on his first deployment. This will be the first time he won't be here for our aniversary, his birthday two of the kids birthday, Thanksgiving and CHristmas:( We all miss him allot. This grant has given both of my girls an oppertunity to stay occuppied with Karate lessons and singing. My older daughter has promised to learn a song a month to play or sing for him over skype. Thanks Military Kids.