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 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. The third annual event in 2016 provided the military families in attendance with over $2,100 each in baby care items, and another $3,000+ in door prizes were distributed.
Third 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 more than 50 donors who gift their products to our military moms. A big thank you goes out to the sponsors below:
The largest baby brand in all of Europe, Chicco is part of the global 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. Click here to learn more about Chicco.
SimpliSafe is a proud supporter of the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation’s third annual Military Moms Baby Shower. SimpliSafe donated 45 wireless home security systems to the Military Moms Baby Shower in order to provide military families with a sense of security when their loved one is away. They also offer two free months of professional monitoring service to veterans and members of the military. Learn More about SimpliSafe.
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. Through a generous donation from the DeBartolo Family Foundation, each family at the Military Moms Baby Shower took home a Chicco Lullaby Baby Playard. To learn more about the DeBartolo Family Foundation, visit them online.
The 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. Visit the Buccaneers online to learn more about their community initiatives.
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The following sponsors donate generously of their time and their products to support the Military Moms Baby Shower: