Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Typical OpKid Reaction

We talk a lot about the positive effects Operation Kid Comfort quilts and pillows have on children of America's deployed service men and women. And, we receive many notes from grateful parents that we share with our volunteers and contributors. Below is a typical response to OpKid quilts. It always amazes us...every child has a similar reaction. As you read Erin's words, look at the joy in her daughter Emma's face, as she holds her Daddy close in an Operation Kid Comfort quilt.

"I just wanted to thank you for the quilt you made for my two-year-old daughter, Emma. She absolutely loves it. She calls it her "daddy blanket" and brings it everywhere. Sometimes, I'll hear her talking to it, telling her Daddy things about her day. We are on the very near end of a long deployment (he's only been gone for a month and will do a year tour) and I know this will be a wonderful way for her to feel comforted and connected to her Daddy. I have attached a picture of her and her daddy quilt. Thank you again for this amazing service that you provide for the families left behind."


Because Operation Kid Comfort is a free program, we rely heavily on our contributors and volunteers who understand there is no better way to support our troops than to care for their families while they are away. To join the efforts of Operation Kid Comfort please email: or call: 910-436-0500.