March 19, 2010
If you are lucky, you find that one thing in life that you know you were meant to do. For me, that is Operation Shower. Watching our military families say goodbye or be reunited on television never ceases to make me cry and make me grateful for their service. We often see what happens to our military heroes while they are gone, but what about the families? Operation Shower's goal is to do our part to take care of some of those left behind. Honoring those strong women who go through their pregnancy while their partner is serving overseas is not only a gift we give, but one that we take very seriously and humbly. Whether it is an individual shower in a box to a mom-to-be or a fabulous unit-wide or special baby shower, our singular goal is always the same - make sure these families know how much we appreciate their sacrifice. The bonus? Smiles, tears, hugs, joy, a time to bond with other women in their situation and a lasting memory. THIS is what I was meant to do with my love of throwing a party and events background and I am continuously blessed by Operation Shower.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
being Chief Event Planner for Operation Shower and working hard to honor our nation's heroes and their families.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
knowing that what we do goes beyond bibs and diapers. What we do is spirit-lifting and meaningful and we do it with utmost gratitude.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
hard-working, tireless, humbled and FUN. Let's not forget that!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
fulfill all the requests that we get (you would be astounded to learn how many are in this situation). We could also expand our reach beyond just baby showers and work toward our goal of full-time staffing to create a community of support for these women.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Chief Event Planner.