The Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) Program is part of the United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation (USSVCF). The USSVCF is the charitable arm of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI). It was formed to further the creed of the USSVI by assuming the responsibility of some of our USSVI activities which are charitable in nature.
From the USSVI Creed: …”The organization will engage in various projects and deeds that will bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates who have given the supreme sacrifice”… … “That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments”… The goal of
Kap(SS) 4 Kid(SS) Program is to bring comfort and joy to Children with challenging medical conditions anywhere they are being treated. Many Sub Vets voluntarily do this by giving these Children caring attention, Honorary Submariner caps, certificates, and submarine related items during visits.
The K4K Program has proven to provide a meaningful reason for Sub Vets to be involved in USSVI activities. Many Sub Vets have shared that they probably would not attend meetings if not for the rewards they receive from working together with other Sub Vets in providing joy to ailing Children.