a young child with pigtails pointing at photos of their deployed parent on a custom quilt

Kid Comfort Quilts

Open to Military Children Ages 0–18

Request a Quilt

Support for Children During Deployment

The ASYMCA of Alaska strives to make deployments easier for military families. Custom quilts and pillowcases are available to children of deployed service members.

Each quilt or pillowcase features photos submitted by parent/guardians and is handmade with love by volunteers.

Kid Comfort is a year-round, statewide program.

Program Details

Kid Comfort is a program for children ages 0–18 of deployed service members of any rank and service branch. Service members must be stationed in Alaska during the time of deployment. Click here if you are stationed outside of Alaska.

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 to inquire about eligibility.

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.

  • Custom quilts with nine (9) photos are available for children ages 0–6
  • Custom pillowcases with five (5) photos are available for children 7+

Quilts and pillowcases are provided at no cost to families. One quilt/pillowcase per child, please.

When submitting a request, be prepared to submit photos of 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, etc.

  • Up to nine (9) photos per quilt (children ages 0–6)
  • Up to five (5) photos for pillow cases (children ages 7+)

Please make sure the photos you submit are high-quality enough that they will print clear and sharp at approximately 8″ x 10″.

Completed projects must be picked up at ASYMCA offices on JBER, Fort Wainwright, or Eielson Air Force Base. Shipping is unavailable.

Volunteers make Kid Comfort possible! Visit our volunteer page or contact our ASYMCA office at welcome.center@akasymca.org to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Kid Comfort Quilt Request

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Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian Name(Required)
Deployment Date(Required)
Please select the date that the service member is set to deploy.
(In Months)

Child(ren)'s Information

Child's Name Child's Gender Child's Age Photos Actions