Home > Event > Worry Pets for Troops – Inside Out Club event
01 July, 2018
3:00 pm
Fry Family YMCA (Y Hang Out Room), 2120 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564
Make worry pets for soldiers

Join us in making worry pets for our soldiers. Can you imagine their faces when they open the box and see a few of these staring back at them?

We will be making cards and worry pets for our troops. Worry pets are amazing! As you squeeze them and breathe they help you become present and de-stress. Both of our gifts will go into the care packages that Operation Support Our Troops sends to active military.

Children participating will be able to make one worry pet to take home to use as a healthy coping mechanism for stress. All other worry pets will be donated to Operation Support Our Troops.

Location & Timeline

Fry YMCA, Hang Out Room (2120 W 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564)

3PM – 4 PM

What you need to bring

We will provide the supplies for the worry pets and cards. All you need to bring is yourself and your kid(s).

If you’d like to bring a few donation items on Operation Support Our Troops’ Items Needed List, they would be very appreciative.

This event is a great way to practice kindness, empathy and gratitude as a family. 


Space is limited to 16 children and their parents/guardians. You must register to reserve your spot(s). The cost is $7 per child (adults are free), which covers the cost of supplies, time and organization involved in planning and executing the event.

If you cannot afford the cost, please email the names and ages in your family or group to info@isupportcommunity.org and we will be happy to register you for free.

If you’d like to avoid the Eventbrite fees, please:

  1. Make a donation for $7  per child at www.isupportcommunity.org/donate
  2. Put the weekend event name in the comments field as well as the number of children and adults attending
  3. By making the donation, you are agreeing to this RELEASE/WAIVER
  4. We will contact you to complete the registration.

Age guidelines / Parent participation

Inside Out Club weekend events are designed for children ages 3-12 and their parents. Older children are welcome to participate as volunteer/mentors for the younger kids. These are family events, not drop off. If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact Rita at rita@isupportcommunity.org.

About the club

I Support Community’s Inside Out Club is on a mission to develop kids with character inside and out: Kids that work well together, include others, keep trying if they fail, can imagine what it’s like to be someone else, know themselves inside and out, are curious, thankful and kind, and support the community. Can you imagine if every child grew up believing and living their lives this way?

Our vision is a community filled with empathetic and engaged community contributors for generations to come. We believe the more children and families that participate in the Inside Out Club, over time, will make this vision come true. Thank you for being a part of it! The Inside Out Club (https://www.isupportcommunity.org/inside-out-club/) is on the weekends, in schools and online.

We are a not for profit funded through grants, fundraising events, corporate sponsorship and individual donations. If you’d like to make a donation, please click here.