THE KAP(SS) 4 KID(SS)* FUND is a charitable program in which submarine veterans visit children who are suffering from challenging medical conditions / illnesses.
Submarine Veterans belonging to USSVI Bases voluntarily visit children in Cancer Hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, Child Psychiatric Units, Ronald McDonald Houses, Medical Camps for Children, Hospices, and other locations. They give sick children caring attention during the visit, and Honorary Submariner Certificates, embroidered ball caps, challenge coins, temporary tattoos, and other gifts. All gifts are approved in advance by the child health care facility.
Submarine Veterans have brought comfort and joy to over 25,000 sick Children and their families since the program began in 2007.
* The “SS” in Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) is a military specialty designator, signifying that a sailor is “Qualified in Submarines”
Click on the K4K VIDEO link below to learn How and Why this Program Works. Also see a Montage video of Submarine Action and Activities.
The Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) Fund Manager, John Riley, will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this program.
"We begin by imaging that we are giving to them; we end by realizing that they have enriched us"
- Pope John Paul II
To Donate to this worthy cause, click on the Donate button at the top of this page and select the Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) Fund when inputting your information.