Saturday, December 10, 2011

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  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.


  1. I would like to donate a handmade nursing cover with 3 matching super absorbent burp cloths and 2 swaddling blankets.

  2. Baby baskets are a best present for all to take and give as it is both functional and apt than giving singular baby skirt or a teddy bear. So next time there is headlines of baby “coming soon”, ponder giving the lovable baby basket full with not similar keepsakes on it.