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Maker - Amy Bernstein

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Blanketed With Love

One stitch at a time, an army of volunteers is bringing comfort to kids who miss their active-duty parents. Operation Kid Comfort, a program created by the Armed Services YMCA, makes customized quilts and pillows for children of deployed U.S. military personnel. Volunteers sew pictures of deployed parents into each quilt or blanket, so kids can feel less lonely when a military mom or dad is far away from their families.

Operation Kid Comfort is just one initiative of the Armed Services YMCA, whose mission is to make military life easier. It’s continuing a tradition that dates back to the Civil War, when local YMCA members provided relief services to troops in nearby encampments. Today the organization runs more than 150 programs to help military families. Volunteers provide everything from education services and childcare to hospital assistance, spousal support services, and deployment transition programs.

There are plenty of ways to help. At the local level, the Armed Services YMCA relies on volunteers who give their time to help the military community. The group also needs donations to pay for quilt supplies (each quilt costs $50 to make). Sometimes we forget the sacrifices made by families of military personnel—but the Armed Services YMCA never forgets.

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Discovered 12/25/2012

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Maker Story

Blanketed With Love

One stitch at a time, an army of volunteers is bringing comfort to kids who miss their active-duty parents. Operation Kid Comfort, a program created by the Armed Services YMCA, makes customized quilts and pillows for children of deployed U.S. military personnel. Volunteers sew pictures of deployed parents into each quilt or blanket, so kids can feel less lonely when a military mom or dad is far away from their families.

Operation Kid Comfort is just one initiative of the Armed Services YMCA, whose mission is to make military life easier. It’s continuing a tradition that dates back to the Civil War, when local YMCA members provided relief services to troops in nearby encampments. Today the organization runs more than 150 programs to help military families. Volunteers provide everything from education services and childcare to hospital assistance, spousal support services, and deployment transition programs.

There are plenty of ways to help. At the local level, the Armed Services YMCA relies on volunteers who give their time to help the military community. The group also needs donations to pay for quilt supplies (each quilt costs $50 to make). Sometimes we forget the sacrifices made by families of military personnel—but the Armed Services YMCA never forgets.