Operation ShowerFirst-time mom, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, is honoring her local military families by hosting a baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London. The event is taking place on June 17, 2014 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at The First Tee of Connecticut David & Geri Epstein Learning Center at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Supporting sponsors include “Extra,” Travelers, the Travelers Championship, The Mahan Foundation and baby bedding company Carousel Designs. 

“I’m thrilled to host this event with Operation Shower, Birdies for the Brave and EXTRA,” said Baldwin. “As a first-time mom myself, I know how difficult pregnancy can be even with your spouse by your side. Many of these moms will be experiencing pregnancy alone, and I am so proud to be able to support and spend time with these amazing women while providing them with many of the necessities for welcoming their new bundles of joy into the world.” 

During the shower, the moms will enjoy lunch provided by Applebee’s, win prizes, and have an opportunity to share stories and gain comfort from other military moms-to-be in the same situation. Each mom will receive an array of unique, high-quality products and gift items for mothers and babies that have been donated by numerous companies and the sponsors. From onesies and baby bottles to clothing, crib bedding, diaper bags and toys, the gifts will go a long way toward raising the spirits of the moms-to-be, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a baby shower.