OPERATION SHOWER!!

I am very proud and happy to announce that The Marshmallow Studio will now be involved in many of the upcoming beautiful baby showers put together by Operation Shower.

Here’s a little thing you didn’t know about me (Alejandra): I LOVE babies and kids. We’ve been looking for sometime now for a meaningful charity that we could partner up with. Operation Shower was a perfect fit us and our products would also be great additions to their events!

Here’s a little bit about them: (directly from their website)

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Operation Shower is all about celebrating and honoring military families.  Operation Shower is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment.

For military families who are expecting a new baby and are experiencing or have recently experienced deployment, we accomplish our mission through:

  • hosting amazing baby showers
  • delivering high-quality products
  • creating a shared experience
  • partnering with organizations to provide value-added services, such as health-related information

History

Operation Shower began in March 2007, when LeAnn Morrissey, looking for a way to give back to her uncle who was deployed overseas, was asked to send a card to 4 women who were expecting babies while their spouses were deployed.   LeAnn decided to try to do much more for these families.  She set out with family and friends to send a “shower in a box” to the four military families who were expecting babies while the husband was deployed. The overwhelming support she

 received putting these boxes together and the messages of thanks she received from these moms left her with little doubt that this was something worth doing — over and over again!   She joined with Kris Jackson, to hold the first unit-wide shower at Ft. Bragg, NC in June 2007.   From that point forward, they made it official and Operation Shower was born!

As of October 2010, the Operation Shower team has, through the generous donations of individuals and corporations and through volunteer-power, showered over 400 women.  We have held 12 unit-wide showers on military bases across the country for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard.  Operation Shower feels blessed and honored to be able to join with these women for a special celebration during what is otherwise an often stressful time. The showers provide wonderful items for the new babies and moms, and help bring the women together to celebrate with others in the same situation.

Operation Shower was founded specifically because we know that moms in a military family who hold it all together at home — moms who go through a pregnancy without their spouse by their side, deployed to a another part of the world, proudly serving our country, but wishing they could do more for those at home — these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and of course, they deserve a party!

   

April 13, 2011 – Dr. Jill Biden, center, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks as first lady Michelle Obama, left, and Martha Stewart look on during an Operation Shower event at the Ball Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Operation Shower is a nonprofit organization that honors military families by hosting unit-wide baby showers for expecting wives of Service members who are deployed. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah R. Hickory-Martin, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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I invite you all to learn more about this beautiful organization and get involved.  Click here to learn of ways you too can help.  They’ve done some fabulous showers in the past, see them here.

Stay tuned for news about the next shower and our exclusive designs for Operation Shower!

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