Helping Those Who Serve Our Country

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These past few months Kolcraft, KIDS and Operation Homefront have joined forces to help struggling military families who daily put their lives on the line for our country. We see heart-wrenching photos of parents leaving their children and spouses because they are being deployed overseas.  What happens to the families who are left behind? Like many other Americans they often are struggling to make ends meet, but they have the added stress of knowing their loved one can be in harm’s way.

In an effort to lighten this burden Kolcraft has donated thousands of high chairs to military parents in need.  Kolcraft and KIDS believe it’s imperative to give back to the community by helping those who are most in need. Both companies feel that a partnership with Operation Homefront is in alliance with their missions.

On behalf of Kolcraft and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) we are delighted to be able to provide high chairs to the children of military families.  We believe that families struggling while their loved ones are fighting to protect our country should have available to them all the resources they need to raise healthy and well adjusted children.  We thank Operation Homefront for all it does to provide a secure and comfortable environment for our most precious citizens.”  Tom Koltun, President, Kolcraft Enterprises, Janice Weinman, President, K.I.D.S.

High chairs were distributed at Fort Bragg during the holidays and at Camp Pendleton in February. This May Kolcraft will again be joining forces with the military through Operation Shower to help expectant military moms in distressed situations.

Teaching your children to help other children in difficult situations is a life lesson that they are never to young to learn. You can bring your children with you to a store to help pick out items to donate. You can talk to them about saving a portion of their allowance or doing more choirs, etc. to earn extra allowance to give to children in need. These “small lessons” learned can help teach valuable lessons about sharing and reaching out to help others. How do you teach your children about sharing with the less fortunate? Please share your stories with us by leaving a comment.

6 Responses to “Helping Those Who Serve Our Country”

  1. Andrea Kruse March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    What a wonderful project! I try to teach my 2 year old by donating our old items to others who need them. As he gets older, I will add more.

    I am here from Life Happens During Naptime for the double stroller giveaway, and I love your Sesame Street® Recline ‘n Dine® High Chair

  2. Michelle March 4, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    KUDOS to you for teaching your child some great life lessons early on! Thanks for stopping by. We look forward to you “visiting” us again. Good luck with the contest!

  3. Karla March 7, 2010 at 6:43 am #

    The K.I.D.S program sounds wonderful.

    I’m here from Life Happens at Naptime and the Baby Sit & Step 2 in 1 Activity Center looks awesome!

  4. Michelle March 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Thanks Karla! We couldn’t agree more. We love the amazing work KIDS does for so many.
    Good luck on the contest!

  5. Beth Monson March 17, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    What a great program! Kudos to Kolcraft!

    We involve our kids in the Toys for Toys program during the Christmas season, and I also try to remind them, when they’re getting a little “spoiled” about the things some kids don’t have. Gentle reminders, I guess.

    (Here from “Mom’s Best Bets” blog)

  6. Michelle March 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Thanks so much. We are honored to partner with KIDS & Operation Homefront. That’s great what you do with Toys for Tots – another great program. Sounds like you are passing along great values to your children. Kudos to you!
    Great to have you on our blog,