If you just moved to a new duty station, are expecting, and DH is deployed/is deploying, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the pre-baby fun! Check out OperationShower.org. They are a non-profit organization that provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment.
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!
If you’d like to participate in this awesome program, just click on this link and submit your info. If you’d like donate, you may do so via Google Checkout or PayPal, or even with a check. Here is what your donations will go towards:
This is such a wonderful cause to share with friends and/or co-workers – that way everyone can pitch in and donate more! You can even volunteer if you’d like, just read about that here 🙂