The Value of Heart:
Navy League & VFW support the
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy League, Channel Islands Council, presented the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Ventura County (NMCRS), with baby and children’s clothing, toys, diapers and accessories, valued at over $2000, at a Baby Shower on September 14, 2017. While it’s easy to put a financial price tag on the items donated, it is more difficult to attach an emotional value. Isabella McCarthy, who is the Council’s NMCRS liaison, heads the efforts involved. Each item is handpicked by herself and other members of the Navy League. NMCRS is overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the Council. The new outfits, diapers, stuffed toys and accessories will support many happy families.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1679, Ventura, also had a wonderful baby shower to support new service families on October 2, 2017. Over 30 handmade blankets with matching pillows, handmade stocking caps, boys’ and girls’ clothing and miscellaneous items were provided by the VFW, valued at over $500. JJ Sharp of VFW stated the group enjoys giving back to military families in the community with their annual giving.
The clients who attend the B4B Workshops appreciate the extra gifts. We appreciate knowing that the community at large has us in their hearts, and are positive ambassadors for our organization.
As part of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s mission to provide financial, educational, and other needs-based assistance to service members and their families, Ventura County’s office presents a monthly Budget for Baby Workshop. This workshop teaches new and expecting parents how to plan for the financial impact of a baby, as well as ways to reduce expenses and make wise choices. Participants are also given local resources to help ease into the costs of adding a new member to the family. Service families who are expecting or have just added a child to their family can sign up to attend a workshop for free. More information on how to register can be found at in the Events buttons of this page.