Thursday, 13 September 2012

operation shower

I was recently contacted by a sweet lady who told me of a charity that I really wanted to share. I have been a military wife and I know how hard it all is. Lucky for me my husband never went to war and I am very thankfull. This is the information about Operation Shower.

Operation Shower is about celebrating and honoring military families.  Operation Shower is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment.

For military families who are expecting a new baby and are experiencing or have recently experienced deployment, we accomplish our mission through:

hosting amazing baby showers
delivering high-quality products
creating a shared experience
partnering with organizations to provide value-added services, such as health-related information
Operation Shower began in March 2007, when LeAnn Morrissey, looking for a way to give back to her uncle who was deployed overseas, was asked to send a card to 4 women who were expecting babies while their spouses were deployed.   LeAnn decided to try to do much more for these families.  She set out with family and friends to send a “shower in a box” to the four military families who were expecting babies while the husband was deployed. The overwhelming support she received putting these boxes together and the messages of thanks she received from these moms left her with little doubt that this was something worth doing — over and over again!   She joined with Kris Jackson, to hold the first unit-wide shower at Ft. Bragg, NC in June 2007.   From that point forward, they made it official and Operation Shower was born!

As of August 2012, the Operation Shower team has, through the generous donations of individuals and corporations and through volunteer-power, showered over 850 women.  We have held 24 unit-wide showers on military bases across the country for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard.  Operation Shower feels blessed and honored to be able to join with these women for a special celebration during what is otherwise an often stressful time. The showers provide wonderful items for the new babies and moms, and help bring the women together to celebrate with others in the same situation.

Operation Shower was founded specifically because we know that moms in a military family who hold it all together at home — moms who go through a pregnancy without their spouse by their side, deployed to a another part of the world, proudly serving our country, but wishing they could do more for those at home — these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and of course, they deserve a party!

I think you will agree it sounds very worthwhile so go check out their web site and if you can help great!

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