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A shower of appreciation from Babies"R"Us


Babies"R"Us is showing some love to expectant mothers by hosting baby showers for military moms-to-be for the third year in a row.

Babies"R"Us has provided more than $500,000 to the Operation Shower organization through grant funding and in-kind donations for the past three years of the partnership.Operation Shower is an organization that hosts baby showers for military moms-to-be as they experience the journey of pregnancy while their spouses are deployed.

"Since joining forces with Operation Shower in 2012, we have had the opportunity to bring joy to the lives of more than 500 American military families who are bravely serving our country," said Kathleen Waugh, chairman of the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund. "It is our honor to support military moms-to-be by celebrating such an exciting time in their lives and providing them with not only wonderful memories, but also countless baby essentials so they can feel comfortable and confident as they prepare to bring their little ones home. Most importantly, we are thrilled to help facilitate opportunities for these expectant parents to meet others going through a similar experience and strengthen their network of support while far from family and friends."

Since the partnership began, Babies"R"Us has showered expectant moms with thousands of donated must-have items for their newborns. In addition, the company has enlisted the support of celebrity hosts, including Heidi Klum, the Kardashian sisters and Holly Robinson Peete, among others, to help celebrate these deserving women. Over the next year, Babies"R"Us will co-host two grand-scale events with Operation Shower benefiting more than 150 families across the country from all branches of the military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard.

Military moms-to-be are invited to attend the shower with a loved one and experience all the joy associated with a traditional baby shower – from themed decor to receiving exciting prizes and presents. The women also receive a Babies"R"Us gift card, allowing them to shop for the baby items they still need, as well as resource materials that can help them welcome their new arrivals.

"We are extremely thankful to Babies"R"Us for their continued support and commitment to helping military families by hosting amazing baby showers and engaging their customers nationwide to contribute to the cause," said LeAnn Morrissey, founder of Operation Shower. "As we embark on another year of partnership, we look forward to working together to continue our mission to make a difference in the lives of those who so valiantly serve our country by recognizing these deserving moms with an unforgettable experience."

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