Phoenix VA Offers Drive-Thru Baby Shower For Veterans | Selected items

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Saturday was a special day for veterans who just became or are about to become mothers in the valley.

The Phoenix VA hosted a drive-through baby shower for dozens of veterans. They received about $ 300 worth of gifts to help them raise their new bundle of joys. Gifts include essential supplies like diapers, bottles, and blankets. Volunteers put all the gift boxes together. All items are donated. A new mother with a six week old boy was grateful to the volunteers.

“It’s so much help. They help with diapers, they help with a lot of things, and we appreciate it. And the homemade blankets are a nice little touch, so we appreciate all of the volunteers who put their love into this cause,” said the veteran .

The gift containers are tailored to the baby’s gender, but gender-neutral baskets are also available.

About 40 veterans picked up treats on Saturday. The baby shower program is usually a monthly event, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix VA is required to hold it once every few months and turn it into a drive-through event. The baby shower program started 12 years ago.

“This is just a special way of helping,” said Kristen Nordquisd of the Women Veterans Program.

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