Sixty-four new and expecting moms at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey took home a new crib, a rocker seat, an air purifier, a $100 gift card and a host of other gifts while hobnobbing with Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian of tabloid fame July 7.
The event was courtesy of Operation Shower, a nonprofit that has hosted dozens of baby showers for over 1,600 military moms and families since its founding in 2007.
The Kardashian sisters of E! network’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” hosted the July 7 shower at Battello, a waterfront restaurant in Jersey City.
The 64 moms also received toys, clothes, blankets, a bottle set and a box of diapers, according to a base news release.
“When I was in the military we didn’t have events like this,” Aimee Robinson, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Robinson, 87th Air Base Wing command chief, said in the news release. “We had to go to the thrift store or Airman’s Attic. I love that the civilian community is saying, ‘We’re not doing this to look good, we’re doing this because the military families deserve this.’”
The mothers thought only one of them would take home a new crib, which they believed was a raffle prize. When the number was drawn, the women realized they were all winners.
“One of the mother’s at our table couldn’t believe it,” Robinson was quoted as saying. “She was floored. ‘I won the crib? Everyone won the crib?’ These women are humbled; they appreciate it.”
In addition to hosting the July 7 shower, the Kardashians are giving their fashion line, Kardashian Kids, to military moms who receive Operation Shower’s shower-in-a-box.
Khloé Kardashian told Elle.com: “Operation Shower is a phenomenal organization. It basically relieves the burden of throwing a baby shower when your spouse or husband or whoever is getting deployed …. They have showers in a box that provide you with all the essentials, or for our situation, we’re giving our fashion line, Kardashian Kids, and essentials to all these people. They’ve given over 700,000 of these boxes to families, and it really just releases some of the pressure of not knowing even where to turn to know where to start.”