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 2019,the foundation hosted our 6th Annual Military Moms Baby Shower, presented by Chicco and the DeBartolo Family Foundation, where more than $90,000 worth of items were gifted to families. In total over six years, the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation has gifted approximately $500,000 in goods and services to young military families to help them welcome their babies.

Sixth 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.


DeBartolo Family FoundationThe 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.

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.


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.


Stepp’s Towing Service is a family owned business and has been serving west central Florida for over 50 years. Currently, they are operating over 150 towing and vehicle transport units in west central Florida. The mission of Stepp’s Towing Service is very simplistic in nature, to provide fast and courteous service at an affordable price. 


The mission of the Florida Executive Realty HOPE Foundation is to identify local, legitimate and worthy areas of need for the agents, staff and clients of Florida Executive Realty to invest in for the ongoing betterment of our local Tampa Bay communities and the people who live here, by providing financial, educational and manpower support and encouragement to families and individuals directly and through other local and proper charitable organizations.


Additional sponsors include Matthews Injury Law, Christian Family Movers, and Reeves Import Motorcars. Thank you for your support!


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