Donations Fuel Hope for Successful Season of Giving

October 28, 2016

MCLEAN, VA – After fretting over the best route to take to raise its lagging donations, the Our Military Kids train is starting to pick up speed, thanks to an…
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Lockheed Helps Military Kids Soar with STEM

October 24, 2016

By Judy McSpadden Lockheed Martin has given generously to Our Military Kids for many years – in fact, since OMK’s inception. Its recent donation, however, differs from most in that…
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After 12 Years, OMK Reduces Grants

October 21, 2016

McLean, VA – Members of the Our Military Kids Board of Directors took an unprecedented step at its September board meeting, voting to decrease OMK’s maximum grant amount per child…
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Guest Blog — Children’s Book Author Shares Ideas

October 18, 2016

[Our Military Kids welcomes this guest post by Bill Smith, author of the recently published Four A.M. December 25. Mr. Smith has been an educator and an elementary principal for…
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$1 Buys Lots of Chicken at KFC Stores 

October 5, 2016

MCLEAN, VA -- During the month of October,  scores of KFC restaurants are selling $40 coupon books for a dollar. Buying a book not only gets customers plenty of food…
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Military Kids Add Holiday Cheer

September 30, 2016

By Judy McSpadden Some of the recipients of Our Military Kids grants are adding their special kind of cheer to mailboxes around the country this Christmas. The cards are on…
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BLOG – Have They Had Their Dose of Activity Today?

September 26, 2016

By Judy McSpadden There’s no doubt about it – military deployments cause stress for kids. Plenty of research conducted on military operations since 9/11 backs up that statement. A military…
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September 20, 2016

By Judy McSpadden As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 9-year-old Damian Montanez, a self-described “Texi-Rican,” is taking turns at bat in “America’s game,” thanks to an Our Military Kids…
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Rachel Archulet Selected 2016-2017 Virginia State Military Youth of the Year

August 29, 2016

A five-year member of the Dahlgren Naval Base Youth Activity Center, Rachel Archulet has been selected as the 2016-2017 Virginia State Military Youth of the Year. Rachel is both an…
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KBP Foods Employees Making a Difference for Our Military Kids

August 12, 2016

Since 2014 KBP Foods has sold coupon books to their KFC and Taco Bell restaurant customers in Virginia in exchange for a $1 donation to Our Military Kids. The first…
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