Military Ovation (North Dakota) - CamoKisses
Showering pregnant troops, veterans or spouses with pampering moments; with a special focus on deployment pregnancies.
Operation Help A Hero
Operation Help A Hero is a public charity dedicated to the well-being and care of our American military members. Our programs support military units and families as they prepare for separation, while they endure the challenges of deployment, and as they transition back to the US. Our projects uplift our military heroes and send a clear message of support to their entire family. Operation Help A Hero connects communities with service members and provides real opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those who serve our country. We are an all volunteer organization. All board members and directors volunteer their time to focus all donations on our projects and the military heroes they serve.
Operation Homefront - Star Spangled Babies
Operation Homefront is provides exciting morale building opportunities through a variety of programs. This includes Star Spangled Babies, a baby shower hosted by local Operation Homefront chapters for expectant military spouses or female service members or those about to adopt, in the paygrades of E-1 through E-6.
Operation Shower recognizes and honors the sacrifices military families make by producing and coordinating baby showers for expecting military personnel and their families. Operation Shower 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
Operation Showers of Appreciation
Operation Showers of Appreciation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to honor our military families in a unique way by showering them with gifts for their newborn babies, providing support during difficult times, and letting them know the many sacrifices of both the families and service members are appreciated.
OSOA does this by hosting and co-hosting large scale baby showers in honor of our local military and their families. We are a volunteer and donation based organization. All proceeds are evenly dispersed at our Annual Baby Showers.
San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM)
SDMOM is an incorporated charity supported by churches, civic organizations, businesses, military members and private donors working with other nonprofit organizations. With a small paid staff of military wives and many volunteers, SDMOM provides helping services to thousands of enlisted families each year. All services are provided free of charge. Services include nearly daily distribution of food, furniture and household goods, children’s supplies and hosting holiday events, baby showers and family events.
SDMOM serves the junior enlisted military family (mostly ranks E-5 and below), typically headed by a 19-23 year old, with young children, away from home, and trying to survive in our expensive economy on a low salary while struggling with high debt and the family stresses of deployment.
Operation Attachment is a group focused on supporting bonding between deployed fathers and their newborns.
We will focus on providing photographers for newborn shoots so fathers can see their newborn babies. Handcrafting newborn blankets to be sent to fathers in country so they can sleep with the blankets and send them home. This allows their newborn babies to learn their father's smell and cause easier bonding when the fathers return home. We will also be working on getting deployment pillows up and running.
Budget for Baby (Marines, Navy)
Budget for Baby
The Budget for Baby program is operated entirely by volunteers, is designed to serve new, or prospective, parents who want to learn about the impact that a new baby can have on the financial situation of the family. Clients learn about variations in pay and increased expenses, common consumer pressures targeted to new parents, and entitlements available through both government and private sources.
The Layette is given to any eligible recipient who attends a Budget for Baby workshop or receives individual counseling. It consists of a coordinated set of bedding and clothing, a baby book, and a handmade gift from a Society volunteer, packed in an environmentally sensitive tote. To receive a layette, eligible clients should contact the NMCRS office closest to their duty station or residence to register for our Budget For Baby class or make an appointment to see a caseworker. This service is available at all NMCRS locations.
Operation Special Delivery
Operation Special Delivery (or OSD), provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners have been severely injured or who have lost their lives due to the current war on terror, or who will be deployed at the time that they are due to give birth. What is a doula? A doula is specially trained to give informational, emotional, and physical support to women during childbirth. A doula does not perform medical tasks, but is trained to provide uninterrupted support to a mother in labor. Why military moms? Because OSD believes that no one should give birth without support, especially the women who are giving birth while these fathers are making such a great sacrifice for our country and our freedom. We just want to try to give back in appreciation.
Gifts, gift baskets
If you are expecting your first baby you may register to receive a Baby Care Package full of essential infant items.
Operation Military Baby (Operation Helping Hand/American Angels)
We are currently mailing items (hats, blankets, outfits) to Ft Stewart, GA and mail all year round.
Operation Top Knot (Soldiers' Angels)
Founded by college student Audri Cid in November 2003, Top Knot is a nationwide network of service clubs and individuals who sew, knit and shop to create gift baskets for infants and expectant mothers in military families. Deployments are difficult on the entire family unit, but even more so when that family is expecting or has an infant child. Our mission is to commend the women and children at home for their strength, to let them know we are proud of their sacrifices as well as their husbands' and fathers', and most importantly, to do what we can to support them during the emotionally challenging times of deployment.
Our dedicated volunteers knit, crochet, sew, quilt, and design blankets, booties, hats, onesies, bibs, and many more homemade gifts. We also assemble and deliver gift baskets full of goodies such as bottles, diapers, onesies, pacifiers, washcloths, grooming kits, and more. Additionally, we make sure to remember Dad by sending "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" bubblegum cigars to wherever he is stationed.
Postpartum Support International
Our support coordinators available to offer peer support, information, and resources for military women and their families for pregnancy or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and recovery. Please contact one of the coordinators listed on the website.
Free duplicate CD-ROM of your ultrasound session (Stork Vision)
Stork Vision® proudly gives a FREE duplicate CD-ROM from your ultrasound session of all your baby’s pictures to expectant military mothers whose husband are deployed or going to be deployed. We realize how difficult it is for these honorable Dads to be away from their family and believe they deserve to be able to share their baby’s pictures with other deployed military Moms or Dads who are missing their families as well.