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Assistance League Coachella Valley Shower First Time Military Parents

Posted by Sara Beams on May 3, 2021 3:37:49 PM

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Each year our Military mothers and fathers to be are showered by the Assistance League of Coachella Valley. This year looked a little bit different because of COVID-19, but that did not stop the Assistance League from giving their generous support to our military families.

The all-volunteer organization honored thirty Twentynine Palms Marine Corps families on April 21st who may be far from family and friends during an exciting yet challenging stage of their lives. “It’s a way to thank the women of Twentynine Palms for their service--whether serving on active duty themselves or serving alongside their spouses,” said Jill Beighley, President. While an annual baby shower luncheon is usually held, gifts were delivered to the base this year due to COVID restrictions. American Friends of our Armed Forces (AFAF) assists with funding for this very special event..

Assistance League Coachella Valley has been helping children, seniors and military families since 1973. Their mission is to transform the lives of children and adults through community programs in the Coachella Valley.

We here at the Armed Services YMCA are grateful to the Assistance League Coachella Valley for their constant show of support for our military families aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base.

CindyPart of the gorgeous gifts that the Military parents to be went home with; personalized, hand painted storage totes.

 

Mom5The couples were very excited to receive their gifts.

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Patrick Byrne (right), ASYMCA Executive Director, with Cindy Denny (left), member of Assistance League Coachella Valley.

 

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Each couple went home with a pack n play, gift bag, bin full of baby items, gift card, diapers and handmade baby blankets.  Pictured above, members of Assistance League Coachella Valley with  very excited parents to be.

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Pictured above, Charlie Shields (ASYMCA Program Support) checking in the Military couples.

Topics: ASYMCA - Twentynine Palms, Military Family