Our Military Kids Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 340 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 53,000 grants totaling $21M 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, 93 cents directly supports a child.
Target demographics: Military children aged 3 through 18 years of age.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Provided grant awards to cover fees for 3,500 military children.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: sports, arts, camps and academic tutoring.
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I discovered Our Military Kids about 8 years ago. This incredible group of highly motivated staff and volunteers has made an impact not only on the kids of our military, but on the service members and their spouses as well. Although they have extremely low overhead costs, the group manages to treat each and every child as though they were the most important person in the world. I've know servicemen and women who say that OMK has allowed them to deal with both the physical and emotional issues that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have created. The group has literally helped save the lives of both our men and women in uniform and their kids. They are the best!
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!