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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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!
Thank you so much you helped pay for my kids swimming lessons while my husband is deployed! Very helpful!