Star-Spangled Babies: Operation Homefront program aids expecting military parents (SLIDESHOW)

Welcoming a new baby can be a challenge for military families, as they often live far from their extended families and their finances are often tight.

Operation Homefront is here to help.

The program hosted 50 new and expecting military parents at a “Star-Spangled Baby Shower” on June 5 in Cookstown. During the shower, Operation Homefront distributed essential baby supplies, including cribs, mattresses and nursery sets provided by Delta Children.

About the sponsors

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization that supports military families and the programs that help make them strong, stable and secure.

Delta Children has been making safe and affordable children’s products for more than 50 years. It is the largest family-owned company in the industry.

“In addition to providing material donations, this event fosters community and emotional support for military families. It is a chance for them to connect with others who understand the unique challenges that can accompany a military lifestyle,” said Rachel M. Tischler, Operation Homefront senior director, Region 3.

Through its Star-Spangled Babies baby shower program, Operation Homefront has provided critical baby supplies to more than 21,000 military new and expecting moms since 2008.