Sunday, October 30, 2011

Travis Air Force Base shower announced on Saturday January 14th.

We are very happy to announce our first shower at Travis AFB on Saturday January 14th. The shower will be held at the Community Center-1000 First St. Travis AFB.  This shower is only for new and expecting moms who are stationed at or near Travis AFB.

To be eligible for our January 14th shower you must:
  • Be expecting ONLY between September 1st, 2011-May 31st, 2012.  Those expecting in June of 2012 or later will not be considered.
  • Be an active duty service woman or spouse of an enlisted man with ranks of E1-E5.Higher ranking individuals will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Be living at or in the surrounding areas of Travis AFB.  Those living in another state will not be considered.

If these requirements pertain to you then please apply online at: CLICK HERE to register for our Travis AFB Baby Shower.  As part of the Online registration you will be requested to upload a copy of your LES and our Verification Form which must be signed off by the service members First Shirt/Supervisor. We will accept online registrations for our January 14th shower up until December 1st.  The moms who have been chosen for our January 14th shower will be notified by December 7th via e-mail.

Submitting an application for assistance does not guarantee you will be selected to participate in an Operation Showers of Appreciation Baby Shower. Families are selected to participate based on the following:
  1. Due Date
  2. Date Completed Application for Assistance Received
  3. Information provided in the “Tell us about your family” section
  4. Rank
This shower will be small so we encourage everyone to apply ASAP. For those who already applied using our old registration forms you do not have to apply again. We have your information. If you want to confirm please contact our expecting mom coordinator Karmen at Karmen@osoamil.org

Contact:  For more information or volunteer opportunities, please contact: Michsella Ory, Operation Showers of Appreciation Travis AFB Shower Coordinator at 707-430-2520 or via e-mail at Mamacub150@yahoo.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fort Bragg, North Carolina Shower scheduled for January 21st

We are very happy to announce our first shower at Fort Bragg on Saturday, January 21st. The shower will be held at the Corregidor Courts/Bougainville Neighborhood Center at 2pm.  This shower is only for expecting moms who are stationed at Fort Bragg, NC as well as Pope AFB.

To be eligible for our January 21st shower you must:
  • Be expecting ONLY between February 1st, 2012-June 30th, 2012.  Those expecting in July of 2012 or later will not be considered.
  • Be an active duty service woman or spouse of an enlisted man with rank of E1-E5. (Those with a higher rank will be considered on space availability basis). 
  • Be living at or in the surrounding areas of Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB.  Those living in another state will not be considered.

If these requirements pertain to you then please apply online at: CLICK HERE to register for our Fort Bragg Baby Shower..  As part of the Online registration you will be requested to upload a copy of your LES and our Verification Form which must be signed off by the service members First Shirt/Supervisor. We will accept online registrations for our January 21st shower up until January 6th.  Those moms who have been chosen for our January 21st shower will be notified by January 7th via e-mail.

Submitting an application for assistance does not guarantee you will be selected to participate in an Operation Showers of Appreciation Baby Shower. Families are selected to participate based on the following:
  1. Due Date
  2. Date Completed Application for Assistance Received
  3. Information provided in the “Tell us about your family” section
  4. Rank
This shower will be small so we encourage everyone to apply ASAP.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

OSOA-Announces Online Registration for all upcoming baby showers


Operation Showers of Appreciation has a new online baby shower registration form. We will use this form for all applicants of future showers.  We hope this will stream line our process and make it easier on everyone involved. We will no longer accept mailed in or faxed applications.

To view our application process please visit our website at: http://osoamil.org/showers/application-process

All baby shower families will need to have a copy of their most current LES.  This document should be saved as a jpeg so it can be uploaded to our online registration form.

All baby shower families will need to fill out our Military Dependent and Proof of Pregnancy Verification Statement CLICK HERE for this document.  Once this document has been signed off by the Command Representative E6 or above supervisor it should be saved as a jpeg so it can be uploaded to our online registration form.

The online registration link can be found when you CLICK HERE.  Once this online registration form is completed with both the LES & Verification Form uploaded a member of our expecting mom team will be touching base with you.  Mothers who have been accepted to any of our showers will receive an electronic E-Vite for the event.  Please note while we would love to assist every family that applies for support our resources are limited and normally there are space/size restrictions due to the location of the shower.

Contact Information:
Kimberly@OSOAmil.org - Founder
Karmen@OSOAmil.org - Expecting Mom Coordinator
Info@OSOAmil.org - For all general questions including volunteer opportunities
Donations@OSOAmil.org - For all companies interested in donating 

PR@OSOAmil.org - For all media and sponsorship requests

Viva Las Vegas: First OSOA Baby Shower Scheduled in 2012


Operation Showers of Appreciation is proud to announce our first of many military baby showers throughout the country in 2012.  Our first shower will be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Nellis Family Housing Center at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday January 7th at 1pm. 

To be eligible for our January 7th shower you must:
  • Be expecting ONLY between January 1st, 2012-April 30, 2012.  Those expecting in May of 2012 or later will not be considered.
  • Be an active duty service woman or spouse of an enlisted man with rank of E1-E5.  Higher ranking individuals will be considered on a case by case basis (space availability).
  • Be living in Southern Nevada.  Those living in another state will not be considered.

If these requirements pertain to you then please apply online at: CLICK HERE FOR LAS VEGAS 1/7/2012 BABY SHOWER REGISTRATION.  As part of the Online registration you will be requested to upload a copy of your LES and your Verification Form which must be signed off by the service members First Shirt/Supervisor. We will accept online registrations for our January 7th shower up until November 20th.  Those moms who have been chosen for our January 7th shower will be notified by December 1st via e-mail.

Submitting an application for assistance does not guarantee you will be selected to participate in an Operation Showers of Appreciation Baby Shower. Families are selected to participate based on the following:
  1. Due Date
  2. Date Completed Application for Assistance Received
  3. Information provided in the “Tell us about your family” section
  4. Rank
This shower will be extremely small so we encourage everyone to apply ASAP.

Volunteers and Donations
Are you interested in helping to volunteer at this event? Or donating new baby items for expecting Southern Nevada Military Moms? Please contact Las Vegas OSOA Baby Shower coordinator Jody Shervanick at jodyshervanick@hotmail.com or via phone at 702.862.6064

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank You to Johnson & Johnson

We want to thank our friends at Johnson & Johnson for graciously donating baby powder, bandaids and other items for our expecting military moms. Your support means so much and we look forward to working with you at future events.




Our Friend Emily Knight with Family and Life in Las Vegas is a wonderful volunteer for OSOA and during the EVO conference she spoke with Johnson & Johnson and you can view that link by clicking HERE