Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Operation Shower - An organization you've probably never heard about!

Operation Shower was born a little over six years ago when its CEO, LeAnn Morrissey wanted to give back in some way to those serving our country when someone asked her to send a card to four women who were all pregnant yet their spourses were deployed.

Instead of sending a simple card, LeAnn set out, with the help of friends and family members, to send each mom-to-be a "shower in a box."

A local middle school volleyball team collected donations!
She received so much help support putting the boxes together and such overwhelming messages of thanks from the moms that she knew she had to do this for other military spouse moms-to-be.

 As of May 2013, the Operation Shower team has, through the generous donations of individuals and corporations and through volunteer-power, hosted showers for over 1300 women and families.  They have hosted 34 unit-wide showers on military bases and other locations across the country for families in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.

And these aren't little cake and punch get togethers.  Operation Shower goes "all out!" Check out their Facebook page to see the gorgeous themed baby showers they throw for the moms-to-be.

Think you'd like to help with the cause? There are numerous ways you can help Operation Shower.
  • Spread the Word - just doing as I am and blogging about it or sharing an Operation Shower Facebook post
  • Attend one of the upcoming showers - they are hosted all over the country.  If one is going to be in your town, volunteer to help.  Volunteers can help with decorations, set-up or clean-up
  • Help secure party rentals for local showers 
  • The team challenged their teachers to a game for the Operation Shower Fundraiser Finale
  • Start a campaign at your child's school, your church or any other group
Visit OperationShower.org for more details and be sure to "like" them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest!

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