Grief, loneliness and immense sadness are common emotions military kids experience when their parent is deployed. Although no object or person can replace a deployed parent, Operation Kid Comfort hopes to soothe and console military kids by providing free photo-transfer quilts to children aged six and under, and pillows to those aged seven and older. Each custom-made quilt or pillow features photos of the deployed servicemember.
Requesting a Quilt or Pillow
You'll need to provide six to nine high quality digital photographs when requesting a quilt or pillow. Once you've gathered the pictures you want featured on the quilt or pillow, you'll then decide which request method to use.
Whether or not you live near a program location determines how you make your request. If you reside near one of the following locations, please visit the Web site for specific contact information and request instructions.
- Fort Bragg/Pope AFB ASYMCA (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
- San Diego Armed Services YMCA (San Diego, California)
- Watertown Family YMCA (Watertown, New York)
- Junction City Family YMCA (Junction City, Kansas)
- Killeen Armed Services YMCA (Killeen, Texas)
More About Operation Kid Comfort
Created in 2004 at Fort Bragg/Pope AFB, Operation Kid Comfort is a program provided through the Armed Services YMCA. Thanks to countless volunteers, more than 6,000 quilts have been made to help console military kids of deployed servicemembers.