On April 13, 2011, we were honored to host Red, White & Coo at Camp LeJeune, NC for 40 deserving military moms-to-be. Every single one of our showers is a very special event and we treat every one as such. We know that every mom deserves to feel like we’ve created a party just for them, so that’s what we do! But there was definitely something coo about with this one!
Red, White and (So Crazy) Coo-l!
This shower was a featured stop on First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s “Joining Forces” initiative tour…and that made it extra special! Add in an appearance by Martha Stewart, filming for a television special on military families, and you can see why we are still pinching ourselves!
Operation Shower is a very, very small organization, heavily supported by volunteers. To be a part of an event like this was a huge honor for us and we were truly humbled.
And we are truly grateful for our title sponsor, PGA TOUR, for answering the call so quickly and helping make this possible. Their charity logo says it best, “Together, anything’s possible.” Thank you for helping us to bring smiles to so many moms; we are ever thankful.
Coo-uld You Be Any More Generous?
We are additionally grateful for these generous donors and their charity:
Our new friends at Carousel Designs have deep military roots and huge hearts! Carousel Designs gifted every mom with a gorgeous custom bedding package of their choice. What a gift! Thank you, Carousel Designs!
The bedding will surely have a stunning home! Pottery Barn Kids surprised not just one mom with a crib, but every single mom walked away with a crib! Pottery Barn Kids also provided several of the items used for décor at the shower and truly helped make this day beautiful and memorable. Thank you!
Do you know Care.com? You should! Care.com provides an amazing online service to help find care for children, adults, and pets. If you’ve ever needed care services, then you know what an expense it can be. Add in the emotional and financial stresses of deployment, the need for childcare is something about which we hear very often at our showers. Care.com graciously stepped in and provided every mom with three free months of services. And as if that weren’t enough, one mom won an entire year of free childcare, which was a prize worth over $12,000! Of course, an act of kindness like was sure to elicit tears of joy!
Special thanks to our friends, the March of Dimes. We were honored to have the March of Dimes there to speak to their commitment to healthy moms and healthy babies through their Mission: Healthy Baby program, and to include valuable information in our showers in a box to each mom.
Thank you, March of Dimes for what you do for moms and babies every single day.
Coo-rdinating to Make A Difference
So where do we go from here? This is the beginning of more great things to come. It is our hope that the Joining Forces movement sweeps the country and that individuals and companies support to our military families in every way that they can!
Operation Shower is an amazing opportunity for all community partners to show their support in tangible ways. We do what we can to honor our military and we’d love your support!
Thank you so much for being a part of our efforts. We will make you proud!