Volunteers make it happen.
Many thanks to Point Loma Nazarene University (School of Nursing) for their volunteer work at our warehouse:
Many thanks to Boy Scouts from La Jolla Troop 7 for assisting with our parade entry in Veterans Day Parade in San Diego on November 11th:
Work party from St. Therese Catholic Church helps in warehouse.
SDMOM frequently hosts baby showers for Marine and Navy families with gifts.
Faith in Action team from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
Volunteers from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church worked a Sunday in February at SDMOM location. They assembled shelves, made diaper packs, filled food bags, and many other tasks. Many thanks for their support of our young military families.
Toys Given to Military Families
In December 2010, SDMOM gave over thousands of toys, numerous quilts, children's clothing and many other items to over 1,200 military families at four Holiday Toy Stores, and through various commands and to families of severely wounded service members. All gifts were free. Following are several thank you messages we have received.
I wanted to say thank you very much for being able to participate in the Holiday Toy Store. It was my first time and I am very grateful to your organization for making our holidays this year easier for us. Thank you for all you do for military families. It is very much appreciated. It helps out a lot, especially through deployment during the holidays. Merry Christmas and God Bless! The Scott Family.
My name is Lavelle and mine was one of the many fortunate families that received gifts from your organization this Christmas. I attended the store at La Jolla Presbyterian Church and I just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who organized such a wonderful event! Everything was so well organized, the people were so nice and in the Christmas spirit. The dedication and time that went into decorating the church was well noticed, for it was beautiful. Please do me the favor and pass this along to everyone who had a part in this event because it was "Perfect". Thank you much for all that you do.
Horse and wagon provide rides for the kids.
FROM NAVAL HOSPITAL, SAN DIEGO
Hi Barbara. I wanted to thank you for allowing Sonja and I to come over to the warehouse and pick out Christmas gifts for the children of our wounded service members here at the Naval Hospital and surrounding area. Sonja and I were overwhelmed at the toys there and it made a lot of children very happy. We had several injured service members who literally had nothing to give their children. In fact I had one combat injured Marine mother whose two little girls had put several small gifts under the tree for mommy, and then asked where their gifts were. Thanks to you (and SDMOM) there were gifts for these little girls! Thank you very much again. Steve Vargo, MS, Counselor Advocate, Military Severely Injured Center
SDMOM supports our wounded warriors and their families.
HARLEY OWNERS GROUP donated 60 bikes to SDMOM to give to kids of enlisted military families at our toy distribution centers in December in San Diego.
In November, "Lift Up America" and "Tyson Foods" gave cases of frozen chicken meats to San Diego's family services including SDMOM.
Some of our San Diego Chargers came to help our staff load our vans.
This food goes to our enlisted military families in San Diego
Thanks to our community businesses and service groups for your support.
On May 4th, 1010 SDMOM Director, Barbara Chavez, attended a Military Kids Appreciation Day at Naval Hospital San Diego. SDMOM visits children in the pediatric ward, new moms and leaves gift backpacks with personal items for our wounded service members. We also assist families of recovering wounded service members.
La Jolla Brownie Troop # 3164 delivers books and children's supplies to our warehouse for military families. Thank you for your support.
Our Work in 2010
A Ministry Outreach to families of all Military services throughout San Diego.