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

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