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.
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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!
First of all I would like to say thank you from the heart to Our Military Kids. You have made it possible for my children to excel in training for Baseball with Jake Kirkland Baseball training program. I feel like this allows myself as a father knowing that I’m doing all I can for my children to get to the next level. This program is teaching my children teamwork, Discipline, and Respect for others. As a parent we are tasked to bring up respectable honest and productive young men and women. This program has exceeded this for my family and I’m forever in dept. Thank you for your support and God Bless Our Military Kids.
Our Military Kids have given my kids the opportunity to try something new while their Dad is deployed. These activities have taken their attention away from dwelling on this difficult time to working toward learning a new skill. They were all so excited to get their own mail and kept saying how nice it was for someone to do this for them. My two older girls are in Kyukido, which is teaching them confidence, discipline, and defense- all things their Dad would normally be doing. They now get to tell him all about it when he calls. Our Military Kids has also given my younger daughter the opportunity to dance. She is also learning confidence and how to make new friends. We are so grateful for this organization and the focus they give to our children.
Thanks to Our Military kids my son and daughter have been able to participate in music lessons while their Dad is deployed overseas. They have been able to learn something new and hopefully be able to play a tune for Daddy when he returns!
Our Military Kids really cares about children of deployed service members. They were quick to respond to my application. My boys were able to use the grant on something they wanted to do, now they are better than ever.
Thank you OMK!
Thank you Our Military Kids Inc. My daughter was very happy to receive her $500 grant for dance. What made it more exciting for her was that the envelope was on her name! She is now attending Barbara School of Dance and enjoying ballet and hip hop. We truly appreciate your generosity!
I heard about this organization from a Sailor while I was deployed overseas with a joint organization. I submitted the application and all of the necessary documentation and was able to get the full grant for my daughter to go to Puerto Rico with other Girl Scouts from around the country. It was an amazing opportunity and I was more than thankful for the financial support OMK was able to give us. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the trip and as a result, she is looking forward to going on another one next year. Of course, I most likely won't be deployed then, but I will always sing the praises of OMK to other Soldiers and Service Members for what it does and how it helped my daughter find a bit of happiness while I was away. So, thank you very much for what you do. You didn't have to do it, but you did and it was greatly appreciated!
Thank you Our Military Kids Inc! Jeremiah was able to attend Henry County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp!
Thanks to the OMK my two kids are able to practice their favorite sports. One is doing taekwando and the other one is doing piano. They both love what they doing and it helps me keep them occupied while their dad is deploy.
While my daughter is deployed in the Middle East until summer 2017 and their father was deployed on a mission in Guatemala this summer, my grandchildren were granted the opportunity to participate in swim lessons throughout the summer thanks to this wonderful scholarship.
Thanks to OMK, my daughter was able to play a sport she loves so much... soccer. While her father is deployed overseas, she is able to focus on something positive, continue to learn and enjoy the sport she loves.
I have 4 girls who were awarded scholarships while their dad has been gone for 9 months to Kuwait. They were able to take dance, violin, horse back riding lessons, and color guard. It kept us all busy and gave them something to look forward to. One of my daughters said that she was sad that dad was gone but because he was gone she got to take the horse back riding lessons. She actually thanked him for being gone which he thought was funny. I can't express enough gratitude for this program. They would not have able to do these things without the scholarship money. It is something that all of the soldiers wives have talked about as something very helpful and beneficial. Thank you Our Military Kids from myself, my 4 girls, and my soldier!
Thanks to OMK, my daughters were able to attend a musical theatre camp over the summer while their dad was deployed overseas. It was really a highlight of their summer and gave them some special memories even though their dad was not able to make any with them over the summer. This camp is something that we could not have afforded without OMK. The grant application process is streamlined and efficient. This is a wonderful organization.
Thanks to Our Military Kids, INC my son was able to attend FFA camp and my daughter to attend band camp. With my husband deployed, money was tight and I didn't want to choose which one would be able to participate and which one wouldn't be able to. Thanks to this non profit, it allowed both my children to go and it took their minds off of their step-dad being away. Thank you so much, it was a wonderful gift.
I am so thankful to have found out about this program!
This grant helped us to be able to continue to send our daughter to dance class while my husband was deployed. I was very grateful that our daughter was able to stay with a class and group of friends she has been with since she was 4 years old.
Thank you so much Military Kids Inc for giving us this grant!
My kids have benefited from the activities. Their father was deployed for 10 months, this last time, and our son had a hard time. He gained self esteem and more of an can-do attitude. Without the grant, we would not be able to afford the activities. We greatly appreciate the generous support towards the children that are affected with a deployment.
We are so blessed to have found out about this organization! Both of my children were able to sign up for an activity to help theme stay busy while their dad is away! Thanks again Our Military Kids!
We are so grateful to Our Military Kids for helping provide some special experiences for our children during their father's 388 day-long deployment to the Middle East. There was so much the kids missed out on this year because their dad was gone, so it meant so much for them to feel 'special' instead of deprived because of the services OMK offered. OMK paid for a week-long adventure camp for each child which is something we would not have been able to afford otherwise. My daughter also received a new bicycle through the program. These experiences will be lasting postive memories during an otherwise very sad, frustrating, and difficult time. We are so grateful for OMK!
Our Military Kids is an outstanding organization. I generally volunteer my time to my sons High School Band, but since I am deployed this year I am unable to provide the services that I normally do, which save the program a significant amount of money. The grant provided by Our Military Kids will make up some of the difference and take the burden off the kids to increase their fund raising events and concentrate on their music.