Thank Military Families

Thank The Troops...But Thank Their Families Too


8th Annual Adopt a Family Christmas Program, 2014

Many military children wake up with little to no gifts on Christmas morning because their families are struggling to make ends meet. For so many of these heroic families the holidays can be a stressful, disappointing time...especially for families of troops deployed over Christmas.

So, to say thank you to the families of deployed service men and women for their invaluable sacrifices, we launched a special program to help provide Christmas gifts for military families in need. 2014 marks our 8th year connecting individuals, businesses and groups with military families in need for the holidays.

Sponsors Wanting to Adopt:

To learn more about adopting a military family for Christmas, please visit our Adopt a Family page and sponsorship form.

Military Families:

We are currently placing families that we were not able to help last year due to a personal emergency. If space opens up we will post the application here. In the meantime we encourage military families to seek out other organizations such as Operation Homefront or Operation We Are Here. Thank you!



To learn more about how Thank Military Families began or for information on our non-profit, visit the Thank Military Families Story Page.

"We owe our military men and women all we can give them.  We owe their families...especially the children...even more."  -The USO

“My husband is on his second Iraq tour and we couldn’t be more honored.  Still, money is very tight and it is a tough burden to have to tell your loved one, who is fighting a war, that he can either call home every other day or pay for Christmas gifts for our kids.  But Thank Military Families provided gifts and stockings for each of our kids as well as many other military families in need.”

-Brandee, Army Wife & Mom


It is a helpless feeling to be deployed thousands of miles away from your family and know that you can't afford Christmas gifts for your children.

While we can't bring our troops home for the holidays, we can help give these faithful heroes a sense of comfort by providing some Christmas morning fun for their kids.

Thank Military Families Founder Amanda with leading St. Louis news anchors John Pertzborn & Randi Naughton after a segment featuring the 'Adopt a Family' Christmas program.

We are grateful to our friends in the media who have helped spread the word about our nation's bravest families!