White House Author
Armed Services YMCA Operation Kid Comfort
Closely aligned with the White House “Joining Forces” initiative, Operation Kid Comfort is a nationwide, grass roots effort to provide handmade quilts to the children of deployed Moms and Dads. Literally hundreds of volunteer quilters across the country have produced over 25,000 of these quilts since 9-11. Giselle Schneider is the Operation Kid Comfort Program Coordinator at the Armed Services YMCA in Springfield VA. Under her leadership the program and has grown and she has exported this tremendous volunteer opportunity to other YMCA partners and supporting corporations across the country.