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Review for Our Military Kids Inc, McLean, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

At the time of my husband's first deployment, my daughter wanted to take piano lessons. We had no idea what to expect financially with the deployment and didn't want to commit to lessons in case we couldn't afford to continue them. She received a grant through Our Military Kids and began lessons immediately. She has continued lessons for the past eight years and we are forever grateful that she was given this opportunity. She has recently received another OMK grant which will provide lessons throughout her senior year. OMK has been a tremendous help to our family.

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Review for Our Military Kids Inc, McLean, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband was deployed to Kuwait for almost a year, leaving in October of 2012. As my two daughters and I settled into a new routine, school and educational activities occupied much of our time. As summer approached, I began to worry about the overwhelming responsibilities of being sole caregiver all day, every day throughout the summer. I feared the "newness" of summer vacation would wear off quickly and I'd be stressed trying to find ways to entertain the girls while never getting a break from the burden. Then we learned of Our Military Kids. What a lifesaver for ALL of us! Our oldest daughter received a grant to take piano lessons and our younger daughter received a scholarship to attend three weeks of gymnastics camp. I was excited for their opportunity to try something new; activities we couldn't have afforded otherwise. My husband was happy knowing that while the girls were at supervised activities, I received a short respite, reducing my stress and improving my well-being.

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