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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

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 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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bob_83

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been doing monthly fundraisers for military support organizations. While I am so appreciative for what they all do, Our Military Kids is the one that got me started eight years ago. I have heard countless stories about how OMK has helped the lives of our service members, veterans and most importantly, the next generation. Come the new year, I plan on launching a major undertaking to get their budget increased by $1 million. Please help out with this by going to their website and making a donation.
If you'd like to help with our annual Wounded Warrior Family Christmas Gift Wish list, please send an email to Santa@bobnelsonteam.com to obtain more information.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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1 Whitneyml

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a supporter of Our Military Kids. With 94 cents of every dollar directly supporting the children of our heroes, I know my donation is not being wasted.

Donor

Rating: 5

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