Washington, D.C. Operation Shower

Operation Shower delivers donations for baby showers to military families.

Operation Shower was founded in 2007 when LeAnn Morrissey had the idea to send a “baby shower in a box” to four expectant military moms whose partners were deployed at the time.

I had the awesome opportunity to film this shower while outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Hotel.


The support she received during the process of putting the boxes together, the gratitude of the mothers and the morale boost for the fathers were all LeAnn needed to realize that this was something worth doing again and again. Soon after, Operation Shower hosted its first unit-wide baby shower at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

Over the years, Operation Shower has hosted showers for thousands of military families, thanks to the overwhelming support of individuals and groups across the country. In 2015, Operation Shower even took its mission to Italy for the first ever international baby shower! The showers not only provide amazing must-haves for the moms and their babies, but also give these women and their families a chance to come together and celebrate.

Thanks to my colleague and friend, Ebony Sparkes of Sparkling Event and Designs for telling me about this awesome organization.

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