Not all heroes wear capes or have alter egos. Many of them simply go by “mom.”
We were delighted to join with PepsiCo and the Patriots Foundation to provide a day of joy for 30 military moms and moms-to-be by hosting a “SUPER MOM” theme group baby shower at the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium. Adding extra fun was our emcee, WBZ-TV and CBSN Boston anchor/reporter Anaridis Rodriguez. She is expecting a child in January 2020 so could really relate to the moms in a special way!
Mr. Robert Kraft kicked off the event with a very sincere and heartwarming welcome to all of our guests. You know it’s going to be a fun day when the owner of the Patriots says, “Hi, I’m Bob. I work here.”
Follow that with what are always inspiring and heartfelt words from Dan Luby of PepsiCo and it was clear that everyone involved in the day was there to let these military families know how much they are truly appreciated.
But, wait, there was a lot more than speeches! It wouldn’t be an Operation Shower event without great decor and amazing gifts! From generous gifts from Evenflo for every baby to Tiny Tags necklaces for every mom, our guests of honor were treated to a day they will never forget. Those gifts, along with other raffles, our signature “Shower In A Box” and gifts from PepsiCo and the Patriots Foundation, lead us to wonder if we’re going to need to start giving away bigger cars!
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible. If there is ever any doubt what a difference our sponsors, donors and volunteers make, rest assured…it matters.
It mattered to shower recipient, Katie, and to so many others all year long: “The shower was fantastic, I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of all the sponsors and volunteers… It was so nice to have people be genuinely so kind. But the gifts this is the kind of stuff that changes peoples lives. I know that sounds so cliché, but the gifts that we received easily saved us hundreds of dollars. That helps take away the financial burden than a lot of military families face every single day. Military families are at such a disadvantage and just about every single way, having that much love and support in one place at one time helps remind us that we aren’t alone as much as it feels like you are.”