December Snapshot

January 6, 2016

It is often said that it is better to give than to receive. This holiday season, Our Military Kids was fortunate to do both. In the giving department, we were able to distribute over $111,000 through 263 grants to children in 40 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. Our most popular activities this month, per usual, were Martial Arts, Dance and Gymnastics. Thanks to our generous donors, we continued to give out additional grants for STEM activities, which, for the first time ever, became our most popular activity outside of our regular top three. As we close out 2015, we are proud to report that Our Military Kids has given out over $1.5million through 3,558 grants, both increases from the previous year. As we look ahead to 2016, we hope to continue this growth and to continue to approve every eligible application. In addition to this giving, we are so thankful for all that we have received. Our donors make this program possible, and in December, we had more donors than at any other time during the year. It is this spirit of giving that has allowed Our Military Kids to continue giving out grants to those who both need and deserve them. We have also received great support and joy from our families. Working with our families- hearing their stories and seeing their children’s growth- is why we do what we do. We received many Christmas cards with updates on how families are enjoying their activities. It truly is better to give than to receive, but we cannot do one without the other. Thank you to everyone who made this year a success and here’s to an even better 2016. Happy New Year!   -Katherine Spinney