Alabama became an OMK state in 2008, and seeks to offer services and support to the youth of our deployed and returning military personnel.

OMK strives to provide a Hero Pack to each child of a deploying parent or guardian at the time of deployment. These packs contain books, journals, a cuddly stuffed animal, and other items for the child based on his/her age. Companies donate items for these packs in recognition that “kids also serve”.

Alabama OMK partners include the State of Alabama Board of Education, the Office of the Governor of Alabama, Alabama National Guard, the American Legion, Alabama Childcare Resource Network, The Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, the School of Nursing for the University of Alabama, Army Reserve Child and Youth Services, Delta Company of Auburn University Navy ROTC, and Alabama 4-H.