The nonprofit organizations the March of Dimes and Operation Shower are joining forces to throw a dream baby shower for 36 expectant mothers with spouses serving in the military.
The shower will be held during the PGA's Farmer's Insurance Open golf tournament at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.
"Operation Shower was founded because we know that moms in a military family hold it all together at home – these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love, and of course, they deserve a party!" said Operation Shower's LeAnn Morrissey.
In addition to getting 36 military moms-to-be together to celebrate, each will receive gift boxes filled with baby supplies, clothing, toys, books and other necessities.
"Having a baby is a joyful experience, but it's also one that comes with anxiety and concerns. Being in the military – whether as a serviceperson or as the partner of a serviceperson – can cause extra stress," said Jane Massey, March of Dimes chief operating officer.
Helping an expectant mother prepare for the arrival of a new baby by throwing a shower is an ideal way to help relieve stress, whether their husband is in the military or not.
In addition to useful gifts, a baby shower often includes baby-themed games, décor and baby shower favors such as candy bars wrapped in personalized candy wrappers, personalized lollipops or other yummy treats.