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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Our Military Kids supports military children (ages 3 - 18) by funding sports, arts, and other extracurricular activities while a parent is deployed with the National Guard, deployed with the Reserve, or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence during an otherwise difficult time in their lives.

Target demographics: Children (ages 3-18) of deployed National Guard and Reservists and wounded Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: Provided grant awards to cover fees for nearly 4,000 military children.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: sports, arts, camps and academic tutoring.

Community Stories

791 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Briana H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids has been essential in
allowing our kids to participate in extracurricular activities and having some type of normalcy despite the impact of living with a parent suffering from combat-related injuries. Our son and daughter enjoy hockey and cheer and are honored to represent the military community in their respective sports. Thank you to OMK, its volunteers, and donors for thinking about our children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great service for our children. Our kids were able to do numerous activities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are grateful for the grant. She continues to thrive in art and is being recognized for her achievements.

Tyra B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We’ve been blessed by Our Military Kids several times! Our first deployment they provided the opportunity for our kids to try Taekwondo together. It was a a needed sense of structure and support during a difficult time. Our 2nd deployment was 2020 and we were struggling to find activities for them, but we finally got some of them into some of the activities they’d been dying to try. Thanks to those grants we now have an avid musician who now teaches guitar to her siblings and has moved up to violin. A daughter who finally got to realize her dream of riding horses and is now working towards barrel racing. Our oldest was really struggling and missing cross country but was able to do virtual races. And another found some sweet equine therapy riding with her sister. Covid brought another deployment this year which enabled the kids to continue developing their new passions and 2 more of our boys got their first grant to begin music lessons. We are beyond grateful for the opportunities that these grants provide as it’s such a struggle with a large family. Thank you! Thank you! These grants change lives and families!

Maritza J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter was able to attend swimming classes during the Summer because of the grant .

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the few nonprofits that actually serve and give back to veterans. As a veteran who was benefited from Our Military Kids, I can wholeheartedly recommend them to any potential donors. OMK is one of the good ones!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Military Kids for helping my kids to focus on swimming while their dad is away on deployment. Not only are they doing something that keeps them focused on something positive, they are also learning a life skill. Thank you for making this possible for us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids has been a blessing for our family. The support staff are quick and responsive with questions we had and helped us through the application process. In addition, the response to acceptance was very quick. Not only was our family provided with grants, one for each of our children, but the grants came with gifts. The children were given a card, certificate and more. These small things made my children cry, knowing that others care so much about our family and what they have been through. Overall, the grants are supporting our children with extracurricular activities. Without these grants, our children may not have been able to continue with these activities. Thank you to all of those who support this program. This is an amazing program and we are beyond thankful! Please continue to support our disabled veterans and their families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids provided funding for my children to continue their activities (dance and diving) while I was forward deployed. This is a great help as I make significantly less in the military than I do in the civilian world. THANKS OUR MILITARY KIDS!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has provided the girls an opportunity to participate in a sport they love! We are incredibly grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids Inc. has been an AWESOME nonprofit to work with!!! They have provided many opportunities for my 5 kids and without their programs my kids would not have been able to do some of the amazing activities that they got to do. Our Military Kids Inc. has helped my family during my last 2 deployments to Europe for the US Army. THANKS!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I did not know about this nonprofit until I learned about it through deployment readiness training. As a reservist, the most difficult part of being mobilized is the family separation and knowing that sacrifices that the kids have to make. This program recognizes that, and the grants they offer make a big difference. My two boys, ten and seven, are taking piano lessons thanks to Our Military Kids. During our video chats they often play for me to show me how they are progressing. It is very uplifting to know that something good came to them out of my deployment.

Jane R.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most user friendly organization I have ever worked with and I was so honored to be blessed during my deployment by their gifts! It allowed my family to participate in events and sports that we otherwise could not have afforded as a single income family of four kids. It allowed my kids to have activities that made my time away more bearable. Thank you Military Kids!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is really helpful that my children could attend extracurricular activities for ease while I'm away. For sure, the military kids makes easier for my family to make decisions sending my kids participating in the activities like swimming and gymnastics.

Phil B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My spouse has been deployed for awhile and this organization is gracious enough to help families pay for their children's activities. My son loves wrestling and my daughter enjoys playing the piano! Thank you so much!

Kevin S.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids helped support our kids sports activities while I was deployed! They had a great experience with it! Thanks!!

Vicki S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great organization! Really made us feel appreciated while my husband was deployed and helped ease the burden of an extremely expensive and busy sports season for our household . We have 2 kids in multiple sports with a lot of training and fees owed for each sport. The process of obtaining the grant was extremely easy. The fact that this organization exists is awesome!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I are both disabled veterans. With back injuries and ptsd, it is difficult to sometimes see up with the kids physically. Our military kids has provided curricular activities and after school sports for our kids for the last 4 years. We are so thankful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful program helping the children of deployed servicemembers to participate in enriching activities.

Jodie Untz D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OurMiltarykids has been wonderful to us. We were so blessed to receive not one but two grants this year while my husband is deployed. These grants have allowed our daughter to do something she loves to take her mind off missing her Dad. I am grateful for them making this deployment a little easier for us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids is an excellent organization. My husband is currently deployed overseas and sent me a link to check into the program. The staff quickly responded to our inquiries and were so helpful in completing the grant process and getting my kids into the activities they were interested in quickly. My kids were overjoyed at the opportunity to get involved in art lessons, ballet, and guitar lessons and it was especially helpful during our family's current separation. We are so thankful opportunities like this exist! They certainly help make the burden of a long deployment a little bit lighter.

Jessi Rae H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This has been an amazing resource for our family and we truly appreciate everything they have done for our 4 year old son Jack!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent experience, always positive members ready to help others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program had literally made my children's year! They have supported us during our time of need to help create a positive distraction in our lives while their dad is serving our country! Also, the certificate and gifts they sent to honor the grant they were given made them feel so special and honored. So thankful for this organization.

Luis M.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids has been super generous with my three children over the past few years. They have made numerous contributions to my children's extracurricular activities and have done so with minimal difficulty in the application process. I have told numerous military parents about their services as they are a great resource that make children's sacrifice for the country not go unnoticed! My family is very grateful for what they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was very easy to sign up and validate my eligibility. Amazing organization providing an outstanding service for our military members and their families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience for the children of our military. It was a wonderful opportunity for my children to participate in extra- curricular activities while their father was overseas. Thank you to the sponsors and this program!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has helped my kids learn to play a musical instrument. Something I thought I could never have afforded them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ease of application was a tremendous help to our situation. My daughter quickly received in the mail a personalized certificate along with her own dog tag. The money provided was extremely helpful and the recognition that my daughter received from Our Military Kids regarding the sacrifice that she is having to bear while i am gone was wonderful. This has helped my family a lot . Thank you.

Stephanie Worrell R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blessed for this program to support my daughter on her gymnastics journey while her Dad was deployed. This gave her an opportunity to try something new to keep her mind off him being gone. Today was her first meet and she placed 2nd for her group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son and daughter received grants from Our Military Kids to attend summer camp this year. They had an amazing time! Thank you so much to Our Military Kids!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids provided a scholarship for my son this summer so he could attend an outdoor survival camp. He had an amazing time-thanks so much for your support during my husband's deployment!

Josh D.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was able to experience his first summer camp ever. He has such a great time and it really helped him focus his mind on fun stuff rather than daddy being gone. With our large family, it's financially difficult to afford summer camp, but this made it possible. I can't say Thank You enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids Inc. has been a wonderful support to our family. We have 2 little girls (5 & 7) who have been exploring new activities in the past year. They were able to attend summer camp because of the generous grant from this organization. After being in virtual school, the opportunity to attend camp in person meant more than ever! This fall, Our Military Kids Inc. has supported the girls as they pursued their interest in gymnastics. Their daddy has been deployed overseas since April, so it means even more to have support for the girls to do something fun and rewarding. We are so grateful for this wonderful organization. The application process was easy and convenient and it has been very helpful and rewarding for our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization came through with financial support and encouragement at the time my family needed it most. Because of them my children thrived during a deployment. They stayed active and motivated, and developed confidence.

Haafm

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have a wonderful experience and also have the opportunity for my kids go to different activities and be able to socialize with other kids. My younger daughter suffer so much insolation from the pandemic and be able to do her ballet and meet other kids enjoy it and see her smile is priceless.
my son had the opportunity also to do Martial Arts meet people and compete for his Purple belt dream, and he was able to help other kids to have confidence and learned respect and discipline.
Thank you to all the sponsors and support Military Kids
You really change lives.
God Bless You

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was wounded in Iraq due to his illness we were not able to do activities with our kids. Military kids give the opportunity not only to develop and give confidence
I have 3 kids. one 17 year old girl in ballet, 4 year girl old in ballet and 11 year old boy who is also mild autism. Our experience is been great my kids love their activities and help them to do something different than be at hospital or staying at home.

Thanks to all the sponsors who made possible for my kids to have an opportunity to do what they love.

God Bless You

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is excellent ! The staff is friendly and helpful. I was able to provide my child with tutoring, while I was away on a deployment. Our Military Kids funds children with an opportunity to learn and grow.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After an entire school year of remote learning, our boys were pretty sad about social distancing. Their father is a disabled army veteran with service-connected Multiple Sclerosis; there were times he is out of work due to relapses. As we are trying to pay off the debt accumulated during these times and make repairs to our home, Military Kids afforded us the opportunity to have our children participate in much needed activities. They looked forward to weekends so they could attend their multi-sports program. It was absolutely a memorable Spring for them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our military Kids provided a grant for my son to get speech therapy and for my daughters to attend a day camp. It was a blessing to be provided for and a special treat while my husband was deployed.

Anita R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids is a wonderful organization that provided a grant to help pay for my daughter's gymnastics classes. The grant provided offered us the ability to extend my daughter's school activities for a few more weeks which gave me the much-needed break since we don't live near any family to help and gave my daughter something to look forward to. They have continued to follow up and offer great resources for military children. I often recommend their services to so many families and it's a blessing that this organization is there to help families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter's dad is deployed to Kuwait for 9 months. Our Military Kids provided her with a basketball scholarship at Sportzone! We are so grateful of this opportunity that your organization provided. We are thankful to the donors who support military families as well!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is deployed with the National Guard, and it's been hard on our two kids. I applied for grants from Our Military Kids to help pay for their violin and taekwondo classes while their dad is away. Not only did the grant money give us a little wiggle room in our budget, but the grants came with certificates of appreciation, dog tags, and hand-written notes from donors for each of my children. They felt really proud to be military kids! Many thanks to the organization and their donors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I have been blessed by this outstanding organization . They have supported our 3 daughters extracurricular activities (piano & dance lessons) for the last 2 years. The OMK team is super responsive, informative and always willing to give the extra mile with each request/situation. The OMK website and social media presence are great source of information. OMK is definitively a organization that you can trust and expect nothing but great help and support.

We give OMK an A+ and we thank them for the phenomenal help, assistance and love.

Jorge & Bernice Sepulveda
Apollo Beach FL

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids helped my children stay active in the community by funding for several different activities over the year. I have four sons who are under nine years old and their father is deployed for eleven months. During this difficult time, we are very grateful for Our Military Kids and the support they have given us.
Thank you.

Nicole Pulparampil D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OMK has repeatedly come through with grants to help my kids enjoy activities during their dad’s deployments. We are so grateful for this! They make it really easy, and give the kids something positive during a challenging time.

Morgan Wood S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for Our Military Kids Inc. 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and our family was no exception. Welcoming a new baby during a deployment is always less than ideal and often requires that older children assume new levels of responsibility. My oldest is the epitome of perseverance and resilience. She is the oldest of four and an incredible sister, daughter, and human. She loves volleyball and received a grant from Our Military Kids after trying out and making our local high school's feeder/travel league team as a 6th grader. Having the support of Our Military Kids reminded us in an increasingly divisive time that supports within the military community and those who support our community are still alive and thriving. Thank you so much Our Military Kids! We appreciate your commitment to serving military families and their children!

Laura F.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the absolute best organization! My daughter is able to continue in all-star cheer with their help!! I can’t thank you enough for this!

Client Served

Rating: 5

While my husband was deployed for a second time I reached out and requested assistance in obtaining my child driver's license due to limited help at home getting back and forth to school with my husband being away. Our Military Kids helped cover the cost of driving school and my child is able to be independent thanks to them. Truly helped me and my family while my husband was away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A multi-function charity that supports spouses overseas and in the states, keeps all families informed of great opportunities, and cares about the military organization.

Sylvester S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids Inc. has been a blessing for my family for many years. With their assistance I have been able to add funding to my children’s extra-curricular activities while deployed three times. My family and I are truly grateful for everything they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

With my husband being away, I was determined to keep the kids as busy as possible in hopes to make the trip fly by for them. Our Military Kids allowed me to enroll them in additional sports I may not have done otherwise. We are so grateful!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids is a great nonprofit that provides fees for after school programs while their parents are deployed. I'm grateful for their support during my two deployments.

AvvedutoFam

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Eliana was really struggling with her father's first deployment. We found Karate to be a great activity for her to participate in. Through the incredible Military Kids Inc, Eliana has been able to continue to participate in Karate, learning important self defense techniques, but most importantly she has gained self confidence with the help of her Sensei. Our family is beyond thankful to Military Kids Inc for the amazing opportunity our daughter Eliana has been given.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! I'm currently deployed with the USAF and was told about Our Military Kids by my flight commander. I submitted my daughter for a gift for her horse riding lessons. A couple of weeks later my wife told me the check had arrived. It was very easy to submit and the reward is phenomenal. My daughter will get horse riding lessons for a couple months thanks to Our Military Kids and their benefactors. Please support this wonderful organization.

I can't recommend them highly enough - kudos to Our Military Kids!

v/r,

Tom Sheputa, TSgt, USAF

Shelley Akers P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dreams have been made thanks to Military Kids! My kids have been able to go to summer camp thanks to this amazing organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very helpful to help our kids achieve their role in extracurricular activities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not be more thankful for Our Military Kids. While my husband is deployed, I am a single mom to a 2 and 4 year old. Our life is crazy busy and at times very stressful. My daughter has always wanted to try dance out, but putting her in full day preschool and dance would have put some strain on the finances. Luckily, she was able to receive an activities grant from Our Military Kids that covered an entire year of dance class. She LOVES going to dance and it keeps her mind off of missing daddy. It also gives me a chance to run an errand or two. The application process was really easy and their communication about everything has been wonderful. We are truly blessed and can't thank Our Military Kids enough.

Ann Z.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military kids is an amazing organization. While my husband was deployed to Kuwait, our children both received grants so that they could keep busy with activities. The money allowed our daughter to take gymnastics and our son to play travel baseball. They were so proud to receive the packets with their identification tags. Our son wore his to school for weeks. The grants and special packets made them feel special while their Dad was away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been extremely helpful for our family. It has allowed our son to play sled hockey this year and our daughters to go to church camp.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Military Kids is one of the best organizations I have had the pleasure of working with. While being deployed I submitted a request for a grant to help my kids participate in an after-school activity-the submission process was so easy. The kids loved getting their package and recently got another little gift with school supplies. Thank you for all you do for servicemembers. We appreciate it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Military Kids directly supports children with deployed soldier parents. My husband is deployed for 12 months and my 3 young children received grants which paid for dance, soccer, and a week at summer camp. The process for me to apply was so easy (thank you). Our contact person was so responsive to my emails (within hours) and helped me with questions. I had the checks within 2.5 weeks of applying for the grants. When our girls got their packets with the grant checks - they lit up as they opened a hand written card, their own “dog tags” like daddy’s that they wear every single day, a personalized certificate which they display in their bedrooms, a bracelet, and patch which they have added to their collection of daddy’s military patches now that the Army uniforms have Velcro patches. It was so personal and my husband and I really appreciate the support and care that is delivered in this program. 12 months is a very long time for children to be separated from their parents and we really feel that this program has helped us all. It takes some financial pressure off of us and it lets our girls do some activities that help them “be kids” and get through these difficult months until he gets home. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You really are supporting military families when you donate to this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We applied for a swimming grant for our military child. The process was simple, everyone I worked with was incredibly kind and they when above and beyond when they sent all sorts of additional goodies for my child to celebrate him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing for all the kids that have a loved one deployed. They made my daughter so happy she was able to dance!

Client Served

Rating: 5

He left in the middle of the night in December, during a pandemic. No yellow ribbon, no FRG, no holiday four-days. The letters that this group sent with the scholarship grant were almost more valuable than the money. Somebody finally made my kids feel important, finally recognized them for sacrificing their dad for a year. I love this charity!