Military Support Charities Partner for Military Kids
Military Child Education Coalition and Operation Homefront Sending Kids Back to School
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and Operation Homefront, two national nonprofits, are entering into a partnership to better serve military families sending their kids back to school.
Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade program will provide backpacks with school supplies to almost 25,000 military kids around the country. The Military Child Education Coalition is providing materials for parents to be distributed at Ft. Hood and NASJRB-Ft. Worth in Texas August 13 and 14. The two organizations expect to expand the partnership nationwide in 2011.
“This is a great example of how nonprofits can work together to better serve our military families,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Operation Homefront already had the backpack distribution in place. MCEC has subject-matter expertise and materials for military parents and kids. Working together, we can provide even more value to the families through existing events.”
Dr. Dave Splitek, MCEC VP of Programs added,“Beyond the donated school supplies, which save our military families money, the MCEC materials give the families something that is invaluable – knowledge to help their students be more successful.”
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, $.95 of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs. More information is available at www.OperationHomefront.net.
About Military Child Education Coalition
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, world-wide organization. A model of positive leadership and advocacy, the MCEC’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and publishes resources for all constituencies.