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The Military Children's Six Foundation


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The Military Children's Six Foundation (MC6) is a 501 (c) (3) child-centric non-profit advocacy and humanitarian organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 2019, Colonel Adrienne Schaffer, Esq, (Retired USA) is the Executive Director and Founder.

The Military Children's Six Foundation is a veteran-based, child-centric, advocacy organization that promotes, pursues, and protects the best interest of a child through advocacy. Life is challenging enough. And, when children lack the necessary information, support systems, and capabilities to successfully navigate life, life becomes even harder; but it does not have to become their reality.


Advocacy can raise awareness, help bridge the divide, open doors to new insights, safeguard and advance child rights, and offer alternative solutions; all in furthering the health, development, and welfare of the child to help them succeed. It is our hope that through advocacy we can impact the culture of military children today and well into their foreseeable future.

The Military Children's Six Foundation advocacy services are tailored to address the concerns and influence outcomes, large and small, in order to best serve the needs, health, and welfare of military children, and the needs of any child who could use our help to thrive.


MC6 seeks to serve as a community of champions for all children of military families regardless of the service member's military status, whether they are active, retired, or a veteran, including children who are not military service-connected. We're committed to helping children combat the myriad of social issues confronting them daily, such as literacy, isolation, depression, bullying addiction, sexual assault, child PTSD and sadly suicide just to name a few.


The Mission of the Military Children's Six Foundation is to partner with active, retired, reservists, veterans, military and civilians, NGOs, CBOs, NPOs, VSO's, and FBO organizations to create a child-centric support community. Guiding us in this mission are the core values that we seek to model after the U.S. Armed Forces.


Our vision is to "Change A Culture" through Advocacy and paying it forward by building a culture of lifelong support and services for children


"America is indebted to the service and ultimate sacrifice our men and women in uniform have given since its founding. MC6 is a tribute to military children in recognition of those who answered the call of duty to fight this nation's wars and conflicts to protect and defend our freedoms."



Our why is not complicated at all, because when a service member or veteran dies, the impact of their death strikes at the core of their families and their communities. Yet, it's the children who suffer most because they are unable to channel their grief in a constructive way without our help.


When a parent returns from war or conflict with visible and invisible injuries, the impact of their wounds resonates with their families, and their communities. 


When a child is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, bullying, or discrimination in school because of cultural bias, as advocates, our why became obvious, "Children" cannot defend themselves, and some parents don't have the resources needed to protect their child(ren). 

Who do we provide services for?  We serve and support children of active, retire, reservist, and veterans of all branches (Air Force and Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army and Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve, Navy and Navy Reserve, and Space Force). Additionally, we provide services for children in all communities.

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