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Thread: Operation Kid Comfort

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    For those who want to do something for our deployed military families I have learned about Operation Kid Comfort. The family of a deployed military person provides pictures of the child with parent which are transferred to fabric. The organization makes up kits, with everything needed for a comfort quilt including the pictures, to quilters who are willing to put the quilts together within 8 weeks. The quilts are given to each child as comfort while their parent is away. The only thing not provided is the batting. I should add that these are small quilts. I forget the exact size but about 30X40.
    Our local quilting group just got 15 kits from the Watertown, NY group. Each of us is doing one quilt. I just finished one for a 1 year old boy. I loved seeing the pictures of him and his dad together.
    This is somehow connected to the YMCA. Here is the link to the organization. If you don't have a local chapter, I believe they will mail the kits out.
    < http://www.asymca.org/what-we-do-3/n...n-kid-comfort/>

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    What a cool program. I wish this was up and running when my children were small. Their father went on 6 deployments.

    I signed up to get a kit.
    Thanks!

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    Coming from a Marine Corps family, that's an awesome thing to do :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    What a cool program. I wish this was up and running when my children were small. Their father went on 6 deployments.

    I signed up to get a kit.
    Thanks!
    I'm an "Army Brat" also. My dad was in for 22 years. I was born in an Army hospital and he retired just before I was married. He was deployed without us 3 times. We would have loved such a gift. I was so glad to be able to do this.

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    From a military mom that is a marvelous idea. I am going to make one for my GD for when my son goes back to Afghanistan. I will also look for local chapters in the area and see if they have anything going. Thanks for sharing this!

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    the link is giving an error message

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    thanks for fixing the link. The other one was copied from their page.

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    I just signed up also. Such a neat thing to do. and what a comfort for the kids.

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    I signed up for a kit.

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