Operation Help A Hero
Providing for those who serve at home and abroad
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Donate Baby Items
Check out our wish list of baby basics for each mommy:
~Diapers and wipes
~Baby blankets
~Baby toys and books
~Bibs, burp cloths and baby caps
~Bath items (soaps, shampoos, towels, wash cloths and baby robes)
~2 outfits each baby
~multi-pack of baby onesies
~Bottles, bottle brushes, etc.
~Teething rings and pacifiers
~Diaper bags
~Bath items for mommy
~A $25 Babies 'R Us, Walmart or Target gift card
Adopt your own mommy
Have a group of friends/family who would like to join forces and "adopt" your own mommy? Contact Laura Hopper, our OHH Baby Shower Mommy Adoption Coordinator, for more details at ttalhopstop@aol.com

Ways you can help: 

1.       Adopt your own mommy with a small group of people or your business

2.       Start your own diaper drive to benefit our OHH Baby Showers

3.       Donate a baby item -- no contribution is too small!

4.       Donate raffle prizes (for baby and mommy); a list of needed items is below

5.       Sponsor a baby shower game (items needed for the games are listed on our below)

6.       Donate gift cards to Target, Babies R’ Us and/or Walmart to enable our mommies to purchase items from their registries.

7.       Donate scrapbooking and craft materials for our special “Mommy Handbook”

8.       Volunteer your time and talents.

9.       Donate your gently used items. We especially need car seats, cribs, high chairs, bath tubs, bouncers , monitors and baby swings.

10.    Send us cards with words of encouragement and parenting advice to include in our mommy gift bags.

Volunteer for our March 20th Baby Shower for up to 40  2/5 Mommies
We're looking for volunteers willing to serve food, host games, babysit, decorate, photograph and pamper our mommies. To volunteer, shoot an email to volunteer@operationhelpahero.com 
Donate Raffle Prizes/ Larger Baby Items for Mommy-to-be Warriors:
  • High chairs
  • Strollers
  • Baby bjorns
  • Baby swings
  • Baby gyms
  • Boppy and Bumbos
  • Baby seats
  • Pack n'plays
  • Cribs
  • Bassinets
  • Baby Mobiles
  • Baby bedding/curtains
  • Crib mattresses
  • Gift cards
  • Baby monitors

OHH (Operation Help a Hero) Baby Showers! 

We are now accepting unit applications for OHH Baby Showers for next year's late spring/summer season 
(April-August of 2012). 
Deployed units can fill out our unit application due by August 31st (these are processed on a first applied, first serve basis)
Military families are amazing. They quietly shoulder the burden of separation from loved ones in
support/service of our country. Children go months without seeing a loved one/parent. Parents anxiously
await the return of their grown children as they proudly serve. Spouses keep the homefires burning and
family business in order. But perhaps the truest heroes on the homefront are the new and expecting 
mommies with their husbands deployed. 
Imagine the joy, the excitement, the anxiety and the hormones of pregnancy and add to that the stress
related to having a loved one deployed. Our military's warrior mommies-to-be often endure the ups and
downs of pregnancy alone, and miles away from family. This is precisely why OHH Baby Showers work to
unite new and expecting mommies during deployment. An afternoon of pampering, a catered lunch, fun 
games, photography opportunities, access to labor/delivery professionals, and unbelievable raffle prizes are
just a part of the day planned to celebrate and thank these warrior mommies-to-be. In the end, these mommies
will not only walk away with gifts, full bellies, photos for daddy and larger baby items to lighten the financial 
burden of raising a baby, they will also walk away with a support system.
Click here to see a detailed wish list for those interested in "adopting" a mommy or donating raffle items.
NEXT BABY SHOWER: November 6th, Camp Pendleton, for up to 40 women from BLT 2/4 (while unit is deployed to Afghanistan).
Cash/check donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box 80996, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688 Package donations can be mailed to 7 Paulownia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688 or contact the following shower coordinators to arrange pick up/drop off of donation:
Cindy Farnum, OHH Baby Volunteer Coordinator cfarnum@operationhelpahero.org
Laura Hopper, OHH Baby Mommy Adoption Coordinator ttalhopstop@aol.com
We need photographers!
Know of a photographer willing to donate his or her time to OHH? 
We could use more photographers to capture these precious moments and allow our daddies to "see" their little ones though miles away.

Contact us if you want to volunteer:
OHH is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations made to OHH are tax deductible.
Cash/check/gift card donations can be made out to Operation Help a Hero and mailed to: P.O. Box 80996, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. We also take online donations! Click on the donate tab at the top of this page.
 Please contact Laura Hopper ttalhopstop@aol.com or
 Cindy Farnum  949-874-9020  cfarnum@operationhelpahero.com to coordinate pick up/shipment of any other donations.


Share your expertise...
We are looking for other professionals who can add to our baby shower events. We are especially looking for:
~Massage therapists
~People who like to sew/embroider
~CPR trainers
~ Labor and delivery nurses

Items needed for our baby shower games/prizes: