Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve


Though many of you may not have your service members home, We hope you all have a great Christmas. Know that we are always thinking of your family and praying for their safe return.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

SEVEN everyday slings-Free Slings (Just Pay Shipping) Donate a sling today!




Seven slings has their 100% off deal going on now. Yes, that is FREE, just pay shipping which is cheap! Go to their website and use code: CHRISTMAS.

Seven Everyday Slings www.sevenslings.com

*Shipping and processing will vary based on shipping location and $1.00 per each additional item.

We would love anyone who can order your FREE sling to ship it to Courtney (Donations Coordinator) whose address is listed below. 

Courtney Hilborn
4492 S. Agave Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85365

We’d love to have wonderful donations of slings from the community that we can then give to our expecting military moms at future OSOA baby showers.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Travis Air Force Base shower donations needed!

Travis AFB, CA – Operation Showers of Appreciation along with Balfour Beatty Community, have joined forces to provide a military baby shower for expecting spouses at Travis Air Force Base.  The shower will be held on Saturday January 14th, 2012 at the Community Center at Travis Air Force Base for approximately 20 new and expecting mothers who have active duty partners or are active-duty servicewomen.  All military branches of services are invited to participate. The event will include food and gifts from the local community. 

Operation Showers of Appreciation is excited to be partnering with Balfour Beatty Community.  This shower will help military expecting mothers and their families receive the items needed when caring for their newborns.

“This shower is a new endeavor for our organization here at Travis Air Force Base,” said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.  "New motherhood is challenging enough under ideal circumstances, so being able to support and lift up these mothers while their partners are deployed is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need, and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so that they can focus on their mission."

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off their new unwrapped baby items to 695 Valley View Way, Travis AFB, CA 94535 or to contact Michsella Ory, Operation Showers of Appreciation Travis AFB Shower Coordinator for pick up.

Any military expecting mothers who are active duty service women, spouses of active duty, Reserve or National Guard who are expecting between September 1st and March 1st, 2012 can register now for the January 14th, 2012 shower at www.osoamil.org.  

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer please contact Michsella Ory, Operation Showers of Appreciation Travis AFB Shower Coordinator at 707-430-2520 or via e-mail at Mamacub150@yahoo.com.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Operation Showers of Appreciation – Puts together special gift basket from the community for the First Baby born at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis AFB




Las Vegas, NV – Operation Showers of Appreciation is excited to support and celebrate the birth of 2012’s first military baby born in Southern Nevada.  Each year the badge of honor is given to the first baby born.  To help celebrate this special birth, we are asking for the communities assistance in putting a special gift basket toget for the First Baby born at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis AFB.  With your help, we can truly make this a special day for the family.  We are accept gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates, purchased and handmade baby items as well as useful items like a stroller, car seat, diapers etc.

The majority of the women are first-time moms or expecting multiples.  Due to constant deployments many of these expecting mothers will be giving birth while their husbands are deployed in combat areas such as Afghanistan.  In addition to an afternoon of food and games the most important opportunity for many of these new moms is to be surrounded by other women in the exact same situation as they celebrate the births of their new babies. 

“This will be the first time we will be assisting to put together a New Year’s Baby basket in the Las Vegas valley,” said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.  "We look forward to supporting these New families in 2012 and are honored in collecting and providing needed baby items for our military families."

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items please contact Jody Shervanick, PR and Las Vegas baby shower coordinator at 702.862.6064 or email pr@osoamil.org.  Donations of baby items can be handmade or purchased.  There is a need for diapers, bath essentials, bath tubs, bottles, teethers, bedding, socks, shoes and toys.


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About Operation Showers of Appreciation Operation Showers of Appreciation is a 501 c non-profit tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to honor our military families in a unique way by showering them with gifts for their newborn babies, providing support during difficult times, and letting them know the many sacrifices both the families and service members make are appreciated. For more information about Operation Showers of Appreciation, please visit www.osoamil.org.

Operation Showers of Appreciation – Puts together special gift baskets from the community for the First Baby born at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis AFB on Christmas and New Years Day




Las Vegas, NV – Operation Showers of Appreciation is excited to support and celebrate the birth of 2012’s first military baby born in Southern Nevada.  Each year the badge of honor is given to the first baby born.  To help celebrate this special birth, we are asking for the community’s assistance in putting a special gift basket together for the First Baby born at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis AFB.  With your help, we can truly make this a special day for the family.  Operation Showers of Appreciation will also be providing a baby gift basket for the first baby born on Christmas Day.  We are accepting gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates, purchased and handmade baby items as well as useful items like a stroller, car seat, diapers etc.

“This will be the first time we will be assisting to put together a Christmas and New Year’s baby basket in the Las Vegas valley,” said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.  "We look forward to supporting these New families in 2012 and are honored in collecting and providing needed baby items for our military families."

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items please contact Jody Shervanick, PR and Las Vegas baby shower coordinator at 702.862.6064 or via email at pr@osoamil.org.  Donations of baby items can be handmade or purchased. No item is to small or not appreciated.  There is a need for diapers, bath essentials, bottles, teethers and bedding.