Operation Kid Comfort

Helping Military Children Cope During Deployments

Custom Quilts and Pillowcases Made with Care

Operation Kid Comfort provides quilts and pillow cases to military children of deployed active-duty service members. Volunteers lovingly create hand-crafted, custom photo-transfer quilts and pillow cases to help children cope with the struggles that come with separation from a deployed parent.

Program Overview

  • Children 0-6 years old receive quilts.
  • Each quilt includes up to nine (9) photos depicting favorite memories of/with the deploying parent.
  • Children 7+ years old receive pillowcases.
  • Each pillow case includes up to five (5) photos depicting favorite memories of/with the deploying parent.
  • There is a limit of one quilt/pillowcase per child.
  • Volunteer quilters provide the materials and talent necessary to create these keepsakes; as such, we cannot accept requests for customization (color, pattern, size, etc).
  • Families don’t have to wait to submit a request until the service member is actively deployed; you can submit a request once orders for deployment have been issued.
  • Requests must be submitted by an active duty, guard, or reserve service member with current orders to deploy, or by one of their immediate family members.
  • This program is open to all service members, regardless of rank or service branch.
  • If your military family does not meet the deployment criteria, but is otherwise subject to separation from your service member for six (6) consecutive months or more, please contact us here to inquire about eligibility.
  • Not stationed at Fort Cavazos? No problem! We can ship your special mementos anywhere in the United States.
  • Choose the appropriate number of photos to submit for your child’s quilt or pillow case (up to nine (9) photos per quilt, or five (5) photos for pillow cases). These photos must depict the deploying service member. We suggest choosing photos that capture memories your child can relate to; family activities, the service member on duty or off, pictures of the two of them together, etc.
  • Please make sure the photos you submit are high-quality enough that they will print clear and sharp at approximately 8″ x 10″.
  • Once you have organized your photos, please scroll down to complete the request form.

Operation Kid Comfort Quilt Request

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Parent's Information

Parent's Name*
Mailing Address*
Please select date the service member is set to deploy
MM slash DD slash YYYY

Child's Information

Child's Name*
I contacted Operation Kid Comfort before my husband deployed looking for things to comfort our 3-year-old daughter. When the quilt arrived, I was in tears. I cannot tell you how wonderful this quilt is. My daughter has not let it out of her sight. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I want you all to know the difference you have made in our lives with this quilt. We are smiling ear to ear! Military Spouse, Operation Kid Comfort