At Blooming Bath, we love all things baby shower-related, from talking baby shower themes and decorations, to hunting for the best baby shower gifts, to finding tips on baby shower registries. So when we heard about the nonprofit organization Operation Shower, whose motto is: “Supporting our military families by delivering baby showers – one amazing shower at a time,” we just had to get in on the celebration.
For those of you who haven’t heard about Operation Shower, it’s an amazing nonprofit organization that helps provide baby showers for military families to ease the stress of deployment.
As anyone whose been pregnant knows, expecting a baby can be stressful enough for moms-to-be, but for women in military families the stress can be compounded by the deployment of spouses and living far from immediate family.
In March 2007, LeAnn Morrissey wanted to give back to the military. She was asked to send cards to 4 women who were expecting babies while their spouses were deployed. She did them one better and sent the women a baby shower in a box. Soon, Operation Shower was born. The organization started hosting baby showers for military families providing support and high-quality products. As of January 2013, the organization has hosted baby showers for more than 1,000 women and families. They’ve head 30 unit-wide showers on bases across the country.
National sponsors like Babies R Us and others have also signed on to support the organization. Blooming Bath is also proud be a supporter of the organization, having recently participated in the organization’s Hawaii baby shower, where the Blooming Bath for babies was just one of a number of amazing items donated to expecting military moms.
Congratulations to all the military families out there expecting new babies. We love our troops and their families!