Operation Homefront to host 1st Annual Baby Shower for Arkansas Military Moms

The Arkansas Field office of Operation Homefront and Wal-Mart will  be hosting Star-Spangled Baby; a military baby shower for 50 new or  expectant military moms. The event will take place in Little Rock at  the Clinton Presidential Library July 13 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Registration  is required.

The event will include lunch, educational information, and a series  of hands-on activities geared toward stress management and care giving  preparation.  Participants will be treated to lunch, given necessary  baby items and have an opportunity to win some really great raffle prizes.  Ultimately, this event will uplift Arkansas’s military spouses with a network of support, preparing them for motherhood.  Event sponsors include:  Wal-Mart, Main Gate Storage, Regal Cinemas,  Bath & Body Works, Jimmy John’s, Merle Norman, Advocare, Sentsy, Preston’s Hair & Body Salon, McKimmey Associates & Realtors, and Verizon  Wireless.

“Operation Homefront recognizes the sacrifice these families are making  for our country”, said Executive Director Carol Herrick.  “Facing budget cuts, drawdowns, and ongoing deployments, military life  can be very stressful. Operation Homefront facilitates support from  the community to bolster these families through a happy but stressful  time in their life.  Most of our attendees are separated from family  and may not have a traditional baby shower. What we can do is create  that same sense of family and community support, and provide necessary  resources. “

Media contacts are invited to attend.  For more information about  this event, please contact Operation Homefront Oklahoma/Arkansas at  501-351-2018 or e-mail Jaime Briggs at [email protected]OperationHomefront.net.

About Operation Homefront:  A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads  more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more  than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002.   A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally,  94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly  to assist service members.  For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net/okar.