My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Our Military Kids Inc, McLean, VA, USA
Military Kids Inc. helped my daughter come out of her shell.
My daughter had a bad experience girl scouts. Just not having a good time- because of the 'click' troops, the organization wasn't challenging enough, nor did it's activities hold much interest for her. Need less to say, she quit.
She was already quite introverted. It was hard enough being in the military that we've had to move several time, so staying in one troop consistently was impossible.
We've only recently made our residency permanent. Giving her a chance to develop a normal life.
Last year was the start of the Boy Scout organization letting girls participate. She immediately found an accepting and helpful troop that pushed her into a healthy social environment.
Because my daughter hadn't been accumulating donations from previous years of fundraising participation, like the boys, everything she wanted to participate came out of our pockets. The merit badge classes have been fairly cheap, $5-$10. But when summer camp came, $500! I didn't know what to do.
Thankfully someone told us about Military Kids Inc. They covered almost the entire cost and she was able to fund-raise the rest.
That summer event was the most influential for her development of social normatives. Basically, she was the happiest I have ever seen her. She wasn't shy anymore. She had friends she could rely on and she knew her place in the world.
We could not have sent her to summer camp without the help of Military Kids Inc.