This year MCC intends to expand its operations and program services substantially and we need Americans’ support! MCC is currently in need of a new headquarters with its own office/warehouse space here in Orange County, California. Additionally, we need for the first time to bring on paid personnel to operate the organization. To date, our all-volunteer team has done an amazing job the past 10 years, but it’s time to grow and our goal is to expand MCC’s programs even further.
In 2010, Isaiah Navarro, whose father was a career United States Marine, founded Military Children’s Charity, Inc. At the time, Isaiah was only 14 years old and dreamed of acknowledging and recognizing military children, like himself, with gifts of appreciation for their repeated sacrifices in order for their parent(s) to serve at freedom’s door. Today, in its 11th year, Isaiah is currently the Chief Executive Officer of MCC, having finished his Master’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, alongside two Bachelor degrees in engineering.
In 2010, Isaiah’s board first identified the 3 key challenges that military children are facing, which then led to campaign’s nationwide to increase support for this special demographic of children. What began as a simple “thank you” gesture of appreciation from the American public, via Isaiah’s charity for our military children, became far more than anyone originally imagined. To date, Isaiah’s entirely all-volunteer organization has distributed over 130,000 gifts of appreciation to military families. MCC has hosted countless events for military families, from annual baby showers to holiday family events to a large-scale new children’s clothing distribution.
The United States of America has been in a state of war since 2001, and an entire generation of our military children have grown up now knowing little else. The operational tempo of our US military remains substantial and this hardship is felt most severely among its youngest heroes, the children. With the continued need for support to our military families, MCC intends to remain on the home front serving for decades to come.
DISCLAIMER: Military Children’s Charity is not affiliated with the Federal Government of the United States of America in any capacity. The Department of Defense does not endorse this organization in any capacity whatsoever. Military Children’s Charity is a non-profit public benefit corporation set up to support and recognize the children of American Service members.