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Kolcraft Joins Operation Shower To Celebrate Pregnant Moms

A military mom-to-be shows off her plush Wally baby toy - Photo by Taryn Lisa Photography

On Tuesday Kolcraft joined Operation Shower to celebrate a Star Spangled Baby Shower for military moms-to-be. It was an amazing day in Chicago where 40 military moms came together to celebrate their pregnancies. What exactly is Operation Shower? It is an non-profit organization that celebrates and honors military families by throwing baby showers for moms-to-be. It is an opportunity to ease the burden of deployment (many of these moms are going through pregnancy, labor & delivery by themselves), to celebrate their babies with wonderful baby showers delivering high-quality products and to connect military moms with other military moms so they don’t feel so alone.

Kolcraft has partnered with Operation Shower for over a year, but this was their first shower in Chicago and we were super excited to attend. As we talked with the moms we were so touched by their stories of bravery and love.

The moms were showered with star spangled swag and were excited to receive a Kolcraft Wonderbug Baby Activity Center and a Wonderbug plush toy. Two moms also won a Contours Classique 3 in 1 bassinet!

Kolcraft was honored to be part of this special baby shower and look forward to showering many more military moms with love and great baby products! You can be part of Operation Shower by donating. Every little bit helps!

We know you will love the photos from the event which you can watch in a video montage here!

You can view TV coverage of the event on these links:

Chicago Tribune

CBS

WGN

NBC

ABC

Posted July 12, 2012

by MichelleH

16 Comments

16 Responses

  1. Amazing image captured by Taryn Lisa Photography, so happy to have been part of a wonderful event.

  2. Katie O says:

    Such a great way to give back to the troops!

  3. Michelle says:

    Taryn,
    You did an amazing job capturing those special moments.
    Thank you!

  4. Janel C. says:

    I love that you guys did that!! Military moms can definitely use the support and help! :)

  5. Natalie S says:

    Way to go Kolcraft! I love what you guys did for these military families!

  6. Taylor says:

    Thank you for doing this!!

  7. Pam L. says:

    Wow, what a great way to give back to those who served and their families.

  8. Jamie says:

    What a great program.

  9. Gaye M says:

    What a great event and so helpful for these moms who are often feeling alone during their pregnancies.

  10. shanna says:

    Wow That’s amazing !!! Being pregnant myself, with twins , I couldn’t imagine not having my significant other there. Stay strong ladies =)

  11. Michelle says:

    These moms truly are incredible. And we heard from Jenna (the one interviewed whose husband is serving in the Middle East). She had a beautiful baby girl on Sunday. :) Congrats to her!

  12. Harmony B says:

    What a great idea.Im sure these moms greatly appreciate everything

  13. Kathleen Brennan says:

    What a great way to show appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our troops and their families.

  14. Jami Adams says:

    This is awesome! Pregnant women need all the help they can get with all the changes going on in their body…We deserve to celebrated!

  15. Sheryl says:

    What a wonderful way to support military moms-to-be. Deployments are stressful on military families and not having your spouse home as the months draw near to the arrival of that little one must be awfully upsetting for those new moms.

  16. Robyn Galloway says:

    What a great way to show support for the military families that serve our country! Going through pregnancy alone while your husband is at war must be so hard!

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