Monday, February 6, 2012

Operation Showers of Appreciation - Phoenix/Chandler Shower

OSOA is happy to announce our Phoenix/Chandler shower on Saturday March 31st.
The shower will be held at the The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley – Compadre Branch in Chandler, AZ. 

Registration is open up to E1-E7, O1, CWO1.  Priority is given to those families E1-E5.  All others are determined by space available in the shower and the needs of the family.  Moms currently expecting and babies no older than 3 months.

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 Supervisor. The moms who have been chosen for our March 31st shower will be notified after March 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:
Due Date
Date Completed Application for Assistance Received
Information provided in the “Tell us about your family” section
Rank
This shower will be small so we encourage everyone to apply ASAP.
Any questions about the application process or your application please contact our Expecting Mom Coordinator Karmen at Karmen@osoamil.org

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer please contact Angie Martin - Operation Showers of Appreciation Phoenix Shower Coordinator at 530-363-2464 or via e-mail at rsphoenix_fra@yahoo.com . 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Southern California Shower Donations Needed!

Camp Pendleton, CA – Operation Showers of Appreciation along with Pala Casino, have joined forces to provide a military baby shower for expecting mothers in the Southern California area.  The shower will be held on Saturday February 25th, 2012 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort for approximately 27 new and expecting mothers who have active duty partners or are active-duty servicewomen.  The event will include food and gifts from the local community. 

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

“We are so excited to spoil 27 local military moms,” 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."

"As the closest casino to Camp Pendleton, we have always considered the Marine Corps to be part of the Pala family.  When family members are representing our country far from home, it is a stressful time for everyone.  Operation Showers of Appreciation is a terrific program.  We are proud to be part of it and hope all Marine Corps families can be re-united as soon as possible," said Bill Bembenek, Pala's chief executive officer.

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer please contact Kimberly Felshaw, Operation Showers of Appreciation Southern California Shower Coordinator/CEO at 949-547-7780 or via e-mail at Kimberly@osoamil.org.

Storksak Diaper Bag Donation THANK YOU

We want to thank our friends at Storksak for donating diaper bags for our expecting military moms. We appreciate your kind donation!
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Babymel Diaper Bags Donation THANK YOU

We want to thank our friends at Babymel for donating diaper bags for our expecting military moms. We appreciate your kind donation! http://www.babymel.com/home.php?home=yes

PediPed Baby Shoe Donation THANK YOU

We want to thank our friends at PediPed for donating baby shoes for our expecting military moms. We appreciate your kind donation! http://www.pediped.com/