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50 for 50 Day Twelve: Operation Shower

May 29, 2011

Dad in Germany 1945
My dad as a U.S. soldier, outside Berlin, 1945

Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day Twelve. Nothing rhymes with twelve.

In case you haven’t been following along: because I feel so blessed and have pretty much everything I could ever need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in honor of my birthday. And in honor of caring, humanity and all that good stuff.

I am featuring a different charity every day for 50 days to give you plenty of chances to get involved. I started on May 18. I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.

The amazing Danielle Smith of Extraordinary Mommy suggested this organization to be featured.

Operation Shower is about celebrating and honoring military families. Operation Shower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment.

For military families who are expecting a new baby and are experiencing or have recently experienced deployment, we accomplish our mission through:
hosting amazing baby showers
delivering high-quality products
creating a shared experience
partnering with organizations to provide value-added services, such as health-related information

LeAnn Morrissey, who is an officer in the organization, said, when I asked her what I could say about their work: “I guess I would just add if you wanted that Operation Shower was recently highlighted by Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden as part of the Joining Forces initiative as a great way to give back to military families. We provide a way for people across the nation to get involved and help military moms-to-be — from volunteering at the showers, to hosting their own fundraisers, to making quilts or handmade items, to donating money . . it is all so helpful!”

The donation page is here. And they have lots of other volunteer ideas, too.

Thanks for any and all help for this organization that helps make our military families’ lives a little brighter.

Previously featured organizations:
The Liz Logelin Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women
Epic Change
Amnesty International

  1. May 29, 2011 07:43

    I delve into shelve at the stroke of twelve.

    (couldn’t resist. also, loving this series and the love behind it.)

  2. May 29, 2011 07:50

    Thanks, darling. Shelve. Shelve. Hm…can I work that in?

  3. May 30, 2011 07:38

    My friend – thank you so much for highlighting Operation Shower (and a perfect weekend to do it!) They are amazing!!

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