October Snapshot 2015

November 3, 2015

October was an exciting month for Our Military Kids programs, which gave out over $125,000 through 290 grants to students in 42 states and Puerto Rico. This month’s numbers are slightly lower than in previous months, but this is an expected drop off from the busyness of summer camps and back to school activity signups. Our three most popular activities in October were dance, martial arts and gymnastics, and there were an array of other popular activities such as swimming, piano, cheer leading and STEM clubs. We also gave out grants for some less popular but equally exciting activities such as horseback riding, Color Guard, Debate Club and Flight School. Along with program activities, October was a busy month as Our Military Kids staff implemented its yearly survey of grant recipient families. Like every survey before, our families were extremely responsive, and we are so grateful for their invaluable input and feedback. And like every survey before, our families shared the powerful impacts of Our Military Kids programs. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 699 people completed the surveys, a response rate of 33.5%
  • Almost 98% of Service Members/Veterans said the grants positively impacted their recovery/morale.
  • Over 2/3 (67.53%) said the grants improved their child(ren)’s academic performance.
  • Over 92% said the grants improved their child(ren)’s symptoms resulting from deployment or parental injury.
  • Almost 98% said the grants helped their overall family well-being.
  • Almost 98% said the application process was easy.
  • And almost 100% (99.7%) said they would recommend Our Military Kids to other families.

  Thank you to all of the families who took the time to complete our survey. Our Military Kids takes the feedback very seriously, and we will continue to work hard to maintain, and even surpass, this year’s results.   To see the full reports, please click HERE