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Volunteers make it happen.

Many thanks to Point Loma Nazarene University (School of Nursing) for their volunteer work at our warehouse:

Many thanks to Boy Scouts from La Jolla Troop 7 for assisting with our parade entry in Veterans Day Parade in San Diego on November 11th:

Work party from St. Therese Catholic Church helps  in warehouse.

SDMOM frequently hosts baby showers  for Marine and Navy families with gifts. 

Faith in Action team from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Volunteers from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church worked a Sunday in February at SDMOM location. They assembled shelves, made diaper packs, filled food bags, and many other tasks. Many thanks for their support of our young military families.


Toys Given to Military Families

In December 2010, SDMOM gave over thousands of toys, numerous quilts, children's clothing and many other items to over 1,200 military families at four Holiday Toy Stores, and through various commands and to families of severely wounded service members. All gifts were free. Following are several thank you messages we have received.

I wanted to say thank you very much for being able to participate in the Holiday Toy Store. It was my first time and I am very grateful to your organization for making our holidays this year easier for us. Thank you for all you do for military families. It is very much appreciated. It helps out a lot, especially through deployment during the holidays. Merry Christmas and God Bless! The Scott Family.

My name is Lavelle and mine was one of the many fortunate families that received gifts from your organization this Christmas. I attended the store at La Jolla Presbyterian Church and I just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who organized such a wonderful event! Everything was so well organized, the people were so nice and in the Christmas spirit. The dedication and time that went into decorating the church was well noticed, for it was beautiful. Please do me the favor and pass this along to everyone who had a part in this event because it was "Perfect". Thank you much for all that you do.

Horse and wagon provide rides for the kids.


Hi Barbara. I wanted to thank you for allowing Sonja and I to come over to the warehouse and pick out Christmas gifts for the children of our wounded service members here at the Naval Hospital and surrounding area. Sonja and I were overwhelmed at the toys there and it made a lot of children very happy. We had several injured service members who literally had nothing to give their children. In fact I had one combat injured Marine mother whose two little girls had put several small gifts under the tree for mommy, and then asked where their gifts were. Thanks to you (and SDMOM) there were gifts for these little girls! Thank you very much again.  Steve Vargo, MS, Counselor Advocate, Military Severely Injured Center

SDMOM supports our wounded warriors and their families.

Recent Events:

HARLEY OWNERS GROUP donated 60 bikes to SDMOM  to give to kids of enlisted military families at our  toy distribution centers in December in San Diego.


In November, "Lift Up America" and "Tyson Foods" gave cases of frozen chicken meats to San Diego's family services including SDMOM. 

Some of our San Diego Chargers came to help our staff load our vans.

This food goes to our enlisted military families in San Diego

Thanks to our community businesses and service groups for your support.

On May 4th, 1010 SDMOM Director, Barbara Chavez, attended a Military Kids Appreciation Day at Naval Hospital San Diego. SDMOM visits children in the pediatric ward, new moms and leaves gift backpacks with personal items for our wounded service members. We also assist families of recovering wounded service members.

La Jolla Brownie Troop # 3164 delivers books and children's supplies to our warehouse for military families. Thank you for your support.

 Our Work in 2010
SDMOM provided donated food 9 times a month to thousands of enlisted military families at military housing areas along with bread distribution 8 times a week. We gave children’s items, infant supplies, furniture and other household goods from our warehouse 3 days a week to over 500 junior enlisted families each month. We also participate in quarterly baby showers for moms to be, host Family Readiness Group events, visit new moms at the Naval Hospital and gave numerous liaison resource briefings to Senior Petty Officers and Division Officers at military bases. SDMOM gives an annual Easter Hunt with over 100 families with Easter baskets and gifts given.  We distributed  gift cards, many other food gift cards, over 300 Thanksgiving food boxes and hosted over 700 families for Christmas toys and food gifts and gave the remaining toys to other  military families through their commands.  We worked  with Wounded Warriors and The Naval Hospital to serve families of severely wounded troops. All of our services are free of charge including childcare at scheduled events.  Our operating budget is supported by sponsoring businesses, service organizations, churches, military chapels and private donors. Your financial support for our staff, vans, food stocks and communications is especially welcome and crucial. Checks may be made out to San Diego Military Outreach Ministries or SDMOM. All contributions are tax deductible. THANK YOU San Diego!!!!

Help us to support our best and bravest. SDMOM’s Home Office is located in our La Mesa site. Our warehouse is at Miramar East (Camp Elliott), Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. We are a charitable corporation totally supported by private donors, churches, businesses, volunteers and other non-profit organizations serving enlisted families of all faiths and all military services throughout San Diego. All contributions are tax deductible.  Your donations keep our staff employed and our vehicles running. Thank you for your support.

A Ministry Outreach to families of all Military services throughout San Diego.