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  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.


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

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