Military Moms Baby Shower

The Military Moms Baby Shower began in 2014 as the vision and passion of Lindsey Jackson who, at the time, was pregnant with the Jacksons’ first child. The Jacksons had moved to Tampa for Vincent’s NFL career, far away from their families and established network of friends, much like many military families are forced to do when orders change or deployments occur. Lindsey realized that many young military families were expecting a baby in a place where they didn’t have the support system that most first-time families enjoy. The annual shower provides these military families with an experience they might not receive otherwise, as many are stationed far away from family and friends who would traditionally host a baby shower for them. At the event, military moms are able to meet one another and establish connections that provide support to them and their families moving forward.

Themed each year as a Sunday brunch, 40 expecting or recently delivered military moms are invited to receive bundles of items to help them care for their newborn. Moms are either active duty or spouse/partner of active duty military personnel stationed at MacDill Air Force Base and local Coast Guard Air Stations. Best-selling child development book authors and parenting consultants, Moms On Call, are always present to speak words of encouragement to the young parents and answer questions about newborn care, sleep scheduling, and more. Every family in attendance takes home diaper bags full of essentials, as well as larger items such as a car seat, stroller, high chair, play yard and walker.

In 2020,the foundation hosted our 7th Annual Military Moms Baby Shower, presented by Chicco and the DeBartolo Family Foundation. The event was held as a drive through out of an abundance of caution due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the 2020 shower, more than $80,000 worth of items was gifted to families. In total over seven years, the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation has gifted approximately $580,000 in goods and services to young military families to help them welcome their babies. Click here to view photos from the 7th Annual Military Moms Baby Shower.

Seventh Annual Military Moms Baby Shower Sponsors

The Military Moms Baby Shower would not be the huge success it is without the generous support of our sponsors and in kind donors who gift their products to our military moms. A big thank you goes out to the sponsors below:


One of the presenting sponsors of our Military Moms Baby Shower, Chicco is part of Artsana Group, a holistic, innovative lifestyle company that encompasses everything you need to care for all generations of a family, from baby feeding systems to cosmetics to medical supplies.

For more than 50 years, Chicco has stood for excellence. The company offers a breadth of baby care products that enhance and support the pleasure of raising children from pregnancy to preschool. Chicco is now in more than 120 countries over six continents.


DeBartolo Family FoundationCo-presenting sponsor of the Military Moms Baby Shower, the DeBartolo Family Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation created by the members of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. family to benefit local communities. The foundation annually awards scholarships to high school students, provides school supplies to local teachers, adopts Bay Area families during the holidays, provides grants to organizations with exceptional requirements, and presents the Spirit of Humanity Award, honoring local non-profit, grass roots organizations.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are honored to celebrate the courageous and patriotic men and women that serve our country through military service. Bucs military initiatives have impacted thousands of military families throughout the Bay area. The organization remains committed to assisting, honoring, and celebrating the men and women of our armed forces – as well as their families.



Managing partner Marc Matthews started his career defending large corporations across the country in catastrophic motor vehicle and product liability cases. While he successfully defended Fortune 100 companies, he saw first-hand how large corporations could afford to drain time and resources from regular people like you during a case. The Matthews Injury Law team’s deep knowledge of state laws, experience, results in the courtroom, and compassion for clients are unrivaled.


Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing full-service commercial real estate firms in the southeast. Franklin street supports and surpasses their clients’ financial and real estate objectives with their Capital Advisory, Investment Sales, Insurance Services, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Property & Facilities Management and Project Management teams.


We are very appreciative of the substantial in kind donor support of the following companies:




Thank you for your support!


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