Awhile back, a friend of mine was pregnant when her husband was deployed to Iraq. It was a rough time for her, as she miscarried their baby at twenty weeks. So when Chevy contacted me to submit my name as a team captain for Operation Precious CARgo, I didn't hesitate. I thought of my friend and tried to imagine what it's like for military moms today.
Chevy and Operation Homefront have teamed up to host a baby shower for expectant military moms. I'm among twelve team captains who are gathering new and handmade baby items to shower the moms on March 22nd. This is a wonderful chance to pay it forward and support our troops. Chevy is lending me a Sonic for a week to make it easy to collect the baby items around the western suburbs of Chicago.
If you've got a heart for moms and babies and would like to donate any of the items below, contact me at karen (at) karenputz (dot) com and I'll arrange to have your item picked up. One local mom is crocheting baby hats. Another is making baby blankets. The moms are in need of:
- Diapers (sizes 4, 5 or 6)
- Baby wipes
- Baby soap and baby lotion
- Lanolin cream
- Burp cloths
- Onesies (gender-neutral)
- Newborn lounger pillow
- Hand sanitizer
- Medical kit – thermometer, mini-nail clippers, bulb syringe, etc.
- Hooded towel and washcloth
- Sensory toys and/or stuffed animals
Follow @DrivingMidwest and #ChevyCARgo for updates. Join me in making a difference in the life of a military mom!