10 Apr

GIVING BACK: Operation Shower

GIVING BACK: Operation Shower

I’m really excited to share this post from Amy with you today. Hope you’ll take a few minutes to read on, get inspired, and learn how you can be a part of this celebration too!

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Hello, fabulous HWTM readers. It‘s Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties again. How have you been? Me? Great! Thanks for asking. Today I want to share with you something as near and dear to my heart as entertaining:  Operation Shower.

Operation Shower is a non-profit organization that recognizes and honors the sacrifices military families make by producing and coordinating baby showers and “Showers in A Box” for pregnant and expecting military personnel and their families. I am so honored to be on the Board of this fabulous organization. Last year alone, we showered more than 100 deserving women from different branches of the military with thousands of dollars worth of baby and mom gear!

Due to the success of last year’s Mother’s Day showers, we have decided to hold an annual Mother’s Day event for the military moms to be whose spouses are deployed.  This year’s theme is “Boxes in Bloom” and we are excited to throw our very first Eco-Conscious Baby Showers in just a few weeks. They will be held at Fort Hood, Texas and Scott AFB, Illinois just in time for Mother’s Day!

We have some amazing sponsors and can’t wait to share some of our post-event photos and party details with you soon. In the meantime, we need your help! Here is your chance to be a hero to Operation Shower, as we commit ourselves to throwing the best showers possible for our own real-life American Heroes and their families.

GIVING BACK: Operation Shower

We are still in need of some very basic items and we’ve made it easy for you to help us reach our goal of filling 60 boxes with lots of love. Simply log on to our Operation Shower site and click on the “Contribute” tab. There you will find several items at budget-friendly price points from which to choose in a simple and safe Google Checkout system. We could really use some of the basics listed at the top of the list!

You can also log on to the gift tab at Resa Design and purchase any of the adorable items (a few pictured below) that she has specially selected to be gifted to Operation Shower.

GIVING BACK: Operation Shower

We’ll be shipping out VERY soon, so our goal is to have all our donations by Friday, April 17th. Tell your friends! Get your mom group to go in together! Make this your Easter project! Get creative!

Thank you in advance on behalf of Operation.

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11Comments

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amy@stem SAYS:

Jenn,

I KNEW you would make it look awesome. I sure do love you, girl.

Thank you so much and thanks to those that stop by to help us!

Much love,
Amy

Reply April 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

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franki durbin SAYS:

Amy & Jenn what an amazing event! I’ve given it some additional traffic on my site new as well. What an amazing cause! http://www.lifeinasippycup.com/2009/04/operation-shower.html

Reply April 13, 2009 at 4:02 am

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jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks so much, Franki! :)

Reply April 13, 2009 at 7:07 am

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franki durbin SAYS:

you’re so welcome. what a sweet cause! :)

Reply April 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

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Aggie SAYS:

How wonderful!

Reply April 14, 2009 at 3:09 am

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erin SAYS:

this is a wonderful cause! last year i gave birth while my hubby was deployed and he didnt come home until our son was 4 months… luckily he met me in my hometown (where he was stationed) and i had my family for support and they threw me an awesome shower, but i know a lot of women who arent that lucky and could really use something like this!

Reply April 14, 2009 at 5:27 pm

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Denise Snakard SAYS:

This post touched my heart. I read as far as “Simply log on to our Operation Shower site and click on the “Contribute” tab. ” I did and you made my day………….I Contributed-!!

Another A+ for maison21 for mentioning your site.

Reply April 15, 2009 at 6:26 am

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amy@stem SAYS:

Erin,

Your comment is so appreciated. That is exactly why we do what we do.

Blessings,
Amy

Reply April 15, 2009 at 6:38 am

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CeeCee SAYS:

love the idea. … posted it on my site.
great job amy & jenn!!!!

Reply April 16, 2009 at 5:07 am

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Laura SAYS:

Oh I wish I had seen this earlier! I would have loved to participate! What a fabulous cause!

Reply April 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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Colleen- Chubby Baby SAYS:

I too wished I had seen this earlier, what a wonderful thing to do!

Reply April 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

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