Learn more below about our tree planting charity donation program and our charitable partner, Our Military Kids. Help its worthwhile cause by planting in its Empower Tree Grove located in a U.S. National Forest.  $1 of every order will be donated to Our Military Kids to directly help fund its kids’ programs.

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Since 2004, Our Military Kids empowers military kids by funding sports, arts, and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserves, or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission.

National Guard and Reserve families sometimes have trouble accessing support services from military installations. During deployments, these families may lose income when their military member leaves a civilian job to accept a military position overseas. The loss of income and lack of resources can create gaps that are hard on families. Our Military Kids fills these gaps with a simple grant program that pays for their children’s activities.

When military members are injured in service to our country, their families face many changes. They may have to move closer to medical care or change their comfortable routines. Children must often take a back seat while parents deal with more pressing issues related to medical care, financial strains, and other adult responsibilities. Our Military Kids grants ease the financial strain on parents while giving their children the chance to participate in positive activities that will help them laugh, grow, and feel connected to the community.

Two Our Military Kids children proudly holding their grant award certificates

Since 2004, Our Military Kids has provided more than 67,000 grants to military families across the country, allowing military kids the opportunity to participate in sports, arts and other activities while their parents are deployed or recovering from severe injuries sustained in combat. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence while their parents are recovering or serving overseas.

Air Force father holding his daughter who participates in Our Military Kids programs
Wheel-chair bound amputee military father helping his daughter on the playground

Our Military Kids has earned the highest possible 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity watchdog organization. Because of the group’s careful financial management, a high percentage of donation dollars is going directly to fund kids’ grants, something that is important to The Gifted Tree and guided our decision to include the organization in our Trees for a Cause program.

Learn more about Our Military Kids’ mission, history, success stories, and accountability.