One Request From the Waitlist

by comfortcrewmk on March 3, 2017

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids receives requests daily from military families dealing with deployments, reintegration, injuries, and loss. While we are working hard to identify partners to help us meet these requests, we currently have a waitlist of over 1,000 families waiting to receive Comfort Kits.

We received a heartfelt request from a military spouse and mother (21 years active duty Air Force) seeking to help her 9-year-old son with their recent move back to the states, his dad’s current deployment, challenges with attending a new school and being bullied, and the unexpected recent loss of his puppy. We are happy to hear he received his deployment kit and it is providing the comfort and support he needs. If you want to help military kids and their families on our waitlist, you can donate at Comfort Crew!

image5“The box came today, and he was so excited to dress his bear, he has nick-named him “Ace”. He has been enjoying and going through everything inside the box.  Poor Ace has been going everywhere today with him… it so cute. I just wanted to say Thank You so much, this has brought a very uplifting joy to him.  I just love the smile on him and seeing him so happy.  Thank you again.” -Military Spouse

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USAA Steps Up Big to Support Military Children

by comfortcrewmk on November 30, 2016

With 1200 military families on a waitlist for Comfort Crew resources, USAA employees spent their Veteran’s Day writing notes of encouragement and packing Comfort Kits sponsored by USAA for military families dealing with deployments. We’ve enjoyed hearing from so many of the families who have received these Comfort Kits packed with love. Enjoy a few photos of the project and the kids who received them!

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Comfort Crew Welcomes Major General (R) Aycock to the Board of Directors

October 7, 2016

MG(R) Al Aycock is the Managing Partner of the Ramparts Group, a company dedicated to aligning business and industry with defense needs and opportunites in the areas of military base management, energy, and the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. Before departing military service after 38 years in 2016, MG(R) Aycock was the Director of Operations, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management on the Army Staff serving over 4 years in this position.  He was responsible for the Army’s $5 billion military construction program, facility standards, energy programs, and the management of the Army’s BRAC program.  During this time, his team established the Army’s first Facility Investment Program to refocus leader decision-making during a time of reduced funding and all future Army facilities were set with a standard design.  Army facility accountability to fiscal standards went from the worst in DoD to the best.  Army energy [...]

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Boots and Birdies. . . and Billiards!

July 15, 2016

The Auction Party at the Billiard Factory will kick off our 5th Annual Boots and Birdies Event on October 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Guests will enjoy live music by Wade Bowen, food and beverage stations from some of Austin’s greatest restaurants, a silent auction, raffle, and great company while supporting our nation’s heroes. On October 17, 2016 the fun continues as golfers tee off at 9:00 am following breakfast at Falconhead Golf Club. Awards and lunch will conclude the shotgun scramble. IF YOU REGISTER YOUR TEAM FOR THE GOLF TOURNAMENT BY AUGUST 31, YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO OUR BOOTS AND BREWS CONCERT EVENT AT THE NEW NUTTY BROWN IN ROUND ROCK SPRING 2017! GOLF REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP

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Cornbread for a Cause at Z’Tejas in Austin Texas

July 12, 2016

If you live in Austin, most likely you’ve enjoyed the cornbread at Z’Tejas. Now, you can do so while supporting military kids. From July 1 through the end of September, proceeds from Cornbread sales at Austin locations go to the Comfort Crew for Military Kids. Read more about how their ‘Cornbread for a Cause’  has raised $90K for local charities. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill Raises More Than $90,000 for Local Charities    

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AUSA Military Family Forum

March 7, 2016

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is partnering with the Texas Military Department Family  Support Services to bring a Military Family Forum to Camp Mabry in Austin Texas on April 9, 2016 from 9:30am to 2:00pm: Listen, Connect, and Share: Communication Strategies for Military Families. Registration is free and activities for kids ages 6 and up will be provided.

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Wait List for Bulk Comfort Kit Orders

January 22, 2016

Please help our military children! With your help we can meet the needs for 1,543 families requesting our Comfort Kits for their children. Deployments are on the rise and these families are preparing for long separations! Your donation will help to ensure a military child will receive the necessary resources to help with the challenges that they will be facing! Donate Today – Together we can continue to provide support to our military children every day. Weekly Individual Requests: 34 WYATW Kits 19 TAGN Kits 1 TCOY Kit Wait List – Bulk Requests: Texas, Army, 200 Deployment Kits Wyoming, Air National Guard, 103 Deployment Kits Texas, Air Reserve, 100 Deployment Wyoming, Army National Guard, 10 Deployment Kits Texas, Air Force, 116 Deployment Kits Nevada, Army, 10 Together Again Kits California, Navy, 70 Deployment Kits Alabama, Air Force, 20 Deployment and 20 Together Again Kits Ramstein, Air Force, 43 Deployment Kits Arkansas, [...]

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What “Holiday Hope” means to our Military Family

December 16, 2015

by Sara Jane Arnett There are a lot of warm thoughts, memories, and positive connotations associated with this wonderful time of the year especially when military families have the luxury of spending those special times together, in the presence of one another. This is a luxury that most all military families never take for granted during the Holiday Season. My husband has served in the U.S. Army for 11 years. In reality, half of those years have been spent without each other because of deployments, schools, trainings, etc. My husband’s military service commitment has to be top priority, but it never takes away from our collective commitment to our family which makes times of separation lonely, but also presents opportunities to be creative for our young children. This is where the Comfort Crew for Military Kids flies in and saves the day. Operation ”Holiday Hope” is a special time when [...]

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Operation Holiday Hope

December 7, 2015

Give the Gift of Encouragement this Holiday Season! Leave a message of support to military kids, many of whom have a parent deployed over the holidays. Military kids will be invited to view all the uplifting notes left for them. Take just a minute to leave your message! #‎HolidayHope LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE!

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The Comfort Crew on HLN Morning Express

December 7, 2015

WATCH as the HLN Morning Express team leads off their charity week by highlighting the Comfort Crew for Military Kids. ‪#‎GivingExpress‬  

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