O'Fallon Illinois YMCA and East Belleville YMCA

Operation Kid Comfort provides support for children of military families, who have a parent that is deployed. Operation Kid Comfort will provide military children with a quilt or pillow that is made out of pictures of both the child and his/her deployed parent. It is our hope that with our help, each child will feel closer to his/her parent while they are so many miles away.

Gateway Region YMCA has been able to begin Operation Kid Comfort through generous lead donations from Scott Credit Union and the Armed Services YMCA.

How to Register

•  Ages 7 and under will receive a quilt. Ages 8 and up will receive a pillow.
•  A parent must be deployed for a minimum of 6 months. 
•  Must provide 8-10 photos. 1 photo must be the parent in uniform.


We need volunteer quilters! 

Do you love to sew? Are you wanting to get involved in this program and help create something special for a child? Operation Kid Comfort would love to have you as a volunteer! We are looking for sewers for both quilts and pillows.