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On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Lincoln Military Housing partnered with Operation Homefront to host the Star-Spangled Babies Shower. One hundred new and expecting moms gathered at Lincoln Military Housing Little Creek in Virginia Beach, VA, where they were given access to vendors and organizations that provided much-needed supplies and educational tips for growing military families.
Every attendee also received a new car seat and a basket of supplies for their new bundle of joy. Lincoln Military Housing's mission is to support organizations without our military community that create opportunities for togetherness and improve the quality of life for military families.
"The Star Spangled Babies event is the perfect opportunity for us to support our mission and show this support to our military community. It was an honor for our Hampton Roads team to be a part of this event," said Brooke Scarbrough, Community Services Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Lincoln Military Housing.
The Star-Spangled Babies program provides baby showers to support our service members and their growing families. Roughly 42 percent of active-duty military children are five years old or younger. Due to deployments and frequent relocation, military parents-to-be and new parents often live far from their extended families and support systems. The Star-Spangled Babies showers provide new and expecting parents with early childhood education tips and a support system, especially when loved ones are far away.
Check out the video of this event!
Related: Explore this list of military families resources dedicated to helping improve the lives of those who serve our country.