Our Military Kids Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   288 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Philanthropy

Location: 6861 Elm St. Suite 2A McLean VA 22101 USA

Mission: Our Military Kids provides substantial support in the form of grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all components and branches of military service. The grants from Our Military Kids pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs. Keeping the children engaged in activities of their choosing, helps to relieve the stress of separation from the military parent by providing a positive distraction, minimizing emotional destabilization, building self confidence and enabling academic achievement.
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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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703-734-6654
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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Our Military Kids through a radio commercial over six years ago. Since that time, my wife and I have done an annual fundraiser for this absolutely amazing group of patriotic individuals. For the past five years, my office has also committed funds to Our Military Kids resulting from our annual charity golf tournaments. Finally, we get involved with an annual Wounded Warrior Family Christmas Gift Wish List effort that is directed towards the families that received grants through the organization.

My commitment to this these folks is based solely on the fact that Linda Davidson and her small staff of paid employees and volunteers goes way beyond the norm. I noticed that I am only one of two donors who wrote a review. If you are looking for an organization to throw your support behind, Our Military Kids should be at the top of your list!

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