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Our mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America.

Honoring the Children of Our Fallen American Military

We cannot substitute the love and bond of a parent that is forever gone, but with your help we can put love into action.

Photo: 8-year-old Christian Golczynski receiving the flag of his father, Marine Staff Sergeant Marcus Golczynski, who was killed in combat March 7th, 2007. Christian is the grandson of Henry Golczynski, neighbor to ASC Founder & Executive Director Daryl JW Mackin. Christian became the first recipient child when ASC celebrated his 10th birthday in 2010.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty, while defending the United States of America.
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Our Story

The inspiration for A Soldier's Child Foundation came while Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director, was preparing for his own 6-year-old son’s surprise birthday party....
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Our Team

Our team is honored to serve families and children across the country. Learn more about the team that brings our vision to life.
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The Difference We've Made

A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation offers Love to the child left behind, Honor for the memory of the fallen and a Hope for the children to live a courageous life. We do this with yearly birthday celebrations, numerous camps, mentorship programs and facilitating in secondary/college scholarships.

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Total scholarships to be awarded in 2024
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Helping Children Across the Country

With over 5,000 children enrolled in our programs, it’s no surprise that we are affecting lives in every state across the country. To view how many children are being served by A Solder’s Child in your state, simply hover over any state in the map below.

Hear Their Stories


"A Soldier’s Child Foundation has brought healing and joy back into our lives. [...] Having four young children grow up without their daddy has been challenging, lonely, and difficult at times, but ASC has made a huge difference in our lives."

~ Jennifer W.

What Your Donation Means

Your financial support enables us to provide the benefits we offer to the children of our fallen soldiers. Without it, we cannot exist. By partnering with us, you will enable us to extend our benefits to more children.


Provides for a Birthday Celebration for two ASC children
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Help one ASC Child celebrate a birthday and attend Journey Camp
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Enables two ASC Children to Celebrate a Birthday AND attend Journey Camp
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Thank You, Sponsors!

Corporate Donations

While individual donations make a strong impact, so too do the Corporate Sponsorships that come in each year, albeit in a different way. Corporate Sponsorships with ASC are more than just a charity check – they are both a financial partnership and a hands-on experience for every tier of the company.