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Keystone Military Families

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: We provide support to deployed military and their families by sending letters & cards, personal care items, snacks and local favorites to the deployed personnel and logistical, economic support and assistance to dependent families. We ship care packages all year and special packages upon request. Our family pantry currently is assisting 50+ families per week with food, clothing, baby necessities, and household goods. This support is also available to any PA veteran in financial crisis. All assistance is totally anonymous and we do not share any information with other agencies without specific permission.

Target demographics: Deployed military, veterans and military families

Direct beneficiaries per year: We shipped 7,620 Christmas Stockings to troops serving all around the world. From 5/1/15 through 12/31/15 we served 798 families (2,516 people total) with 47,300 pounds of donated food and household items.

Geographic areas served: The pantry is open to ALL PA military active duty and reserves, their direct families and veterans

Programs: Care packages to deployed troops, and a fully stocked pantry for our veterans and military families in need of help. We provide food, clothing, household goods and furniture free of charge. We are also a resource center and can directly connect clients to other organizations for extra help.

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Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at Whittier High school in Whittier, CA. In 2015 I ask some students if they wanted to write to Christmas card to our active military. Here is the results so far.
2015, 100 cards were sent to your Keystone Military Families
2016, 200 beautiful cards were created
2017, 414 creative, colorful Christmas cards were completed.
2018, 535 personalized, sweet notes were mailed to the Keystone Families
2019, 1,707 high school students were moved to remember our US Military service people.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband has just recently passed away . Kyle and her crew are the best ever. They are so kind and orderly. Have treated me with dignity. I don't need much help but at this time anything is greatly appreciated......Thanks Kyle and your crew you are the best !

1 Lisa W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keystone military families is such a blessing to us! We are able to get groceries and household items which stretches our budget. It is a gift that helps me stay home with my kids! What a wonderful organization run by caring, helpful people.

1 Alyce A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here a few times and will be looking forward to more on a regular basis. I can say they are, in total, committed and selfless in their goal of helping as many military personnel and families as they possibly can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

True to their word. They support the entire family. The connections available through Keystone are truly a blessing. What one organization can't do they are able to refer you to resources that can. They're genuine and caring!!!

1 Elizabeth Stewart S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing and compassionate people. They really go the extra mile to help those in need

1 Steven M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I ran into a little trouble of not being able to feed myself let alone my Daughters. I was able to get what I needed from Keystone Military Families.
We were able to get food, clothes and so cleaning supplies that we needed. We also were able to get Dog food for Our service dogs. Along with cat food and treats.
I was also able to get help through them to help get my electricity turned back on after it ha been turned off for over a month. Because no one else was able to help and we were involved with CYS at the time.
We have been ale to get Our dinners from them for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My Girls 17, 16 and 15. Were able to get clothes and school supplies from them.
I am So Very Glad to have this agency in Our Lives. Because of them I have been able to have a semi normal Life. At least now when things are rough and no one else are able to help. I know that Keystone Military Families, will be there to help with what they can. Thank You So Very Much.

1 Ryan S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a client for roughly 6 months, since I began going I've always been treated like family. From groceries to a few household items. I would definitely recommend this place to other amazing veterans.

1 Holly J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization run by a amazing group of volunteers!

1 Harry Braun J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

6 weeks ago I began to volunteer at Keystone Military Families. When I walked in the front door I was completely taken back in amazement. This pantry has it all,if a Vet is hungry,we have the food to feed them,if the Vet needs to be clothed ,we have it,If the Vet needs furniture yes you guessed it,we have it.When it's time for the children for school we have what they need,.Also we are now getting our care packages together for our Vets that are deployed.I would like to give a big shout out to all the GREAT individuals that I volunteer with. I feel humbled to be in the presents in such a great group of people. Thank You.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Keystone Military Families has been there for our family when after paying our bills my husband and I would sit at the kitchen table and think "now what about food this week"....whats left in the house to sell at a pawn shop or to list on Craigslist?....Having young kids makes this even more of a struggle.... Eventually your cabinets and freezer run out of the random canned goods, seasonings and frozen leftovers to even have a base to prepare a well rounded meal for growing children. That's the situation we found ourselves in before googling "free food for veterans" and found Keystone Military Families :) "Thank you" just isn't enough to say to this organization. They are meeting the needs of local veterans and military families in such a wide variety. Needs such as after service members obey their military orders from the government and return home to find themselves in situations like not having enough for food but yet the government cannot offer any help to this service member...seems like a one way streak...Keystone is tuned in to the needs of veterans and their families and making sure that weekly food is at least one less thing to worry about. They understand the hardships military families endure, like living off only one income, medical disabilities, the affects of war on a soldier, how all these different aspects truly have a real impact on the families financial ability to be able to have enough leftover for groceries each week. Sometimes no amount of budgeting or thrifty shopping is just not enough to be able to have enough left over for meals all week. and Keystone gets that. We are forever grateful to these selfless volunteers.

1 Sharen Campbell Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keystone Military helps Military Familes and Veterans in need. We help with food, clothing, household goods. We will be starting on our Stockings for Soldiers to send to our Military. Kyle will and does everything possible to help with whatever they need.

1 Terry Campbell G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had a chance to volunteer today. It was a great experience to be with all of the people who regularly volunteer to help all military personnel and their families in need..active, retired, disabled. They are a great organization who tirelessly work to make the lifes of our military families a little bit easier!