When a military parent is deployed, childhood can feel anything but “normal.” National Guard and Reserve families face additional challenges: without a military base community, unexpected deployments disrupt family life – not to mention finances. Our Military Kids provides small grants to help these families, as well as those of wounded warriors, pay for extracurricular activities when a parent is overseas or injured in combat. Just a few hundred dollars, paid directly to the organization providing the activity, allows a child to go to summer camp, play on a baseball team, or work with a tutor – modest but powerful gifts during a difficult time. An award kit (complete with personalized dog tags) welcomes each participant to the vast community of children who have, collectively, received more than 65,000 grants since 2004. Large or small, all gifts here make a difference.