LOCAL MILITARY FAMILY IN CAMP LEJEUNE WINS A YEAR OF CARE FROM CARE.COM
Care.com joins with Operation Shower and Military Moms at Camp Lejeune
Waltham, MA (April 13, 2011) - In honor of the Month of the Military Child, Care.com today gave away a Year of Care [i] to Becky Palmer, a mother of a toddler expecting her second child, at Operation Shower: Red White and Coo, a dream baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Care.com is the leading online resource connecting families with trusted care providers, including child care, pet care and senior care.
Earlier this month, Care.com launched Care.com for Military Families, a new service devoted to their unique family care needs. Care.com features the challenging care stories of military families who solved their family care needs, including finding child care following a move to a new installation, or extra help following a spouse's deployment. Military families can find tailored content - from news to tips - and dedicated online areas for families to connect online. Additionally, military families will receive a 15% discount on a Care.com monthly subscription.
"We know that in the military, families serve too," said Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "We were thrilled to take part in Operation Shower and support some of the strongest women in our country. These moms-to-be have the biggest job on earth: raising strong, healthy children while their partners are out defending our country. Providing a Year of Care is a way for us give back to the families that sacrifice for us every day. We know that childcare is of critical importance to military spouses, both in finding it for their own children and seeking out opportunities for themselves as care providers. We're excited to be among the companies that are responding to the Joining Forces movement launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, and we are honored to be among these many respected organizations today as we show support for our growing military families."
"Operation Shower is thrilled to be able to offer one of our families this free year of care from Care.com," says LeAnn Morrissey, Chief Shower Officer of Operation Shower. "We are committed to celebrating and honoring military families, and thanks to our generous partners, we don't just throw a party. We leave these moms-to-be with all of the gifts that they would receive at a shower."
Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find high-quality care providers in their area. Care.com gives families access to detailed background check reports and recorded reference interviews, adding a layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs.
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care available based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed and pre-screened providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com Employer Program, corporations can offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees. www.care.com.
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(1)The dollar amount of the grand prize ($12,445) equals the annualcost of child careexpenses for an average family with two young children, according to the recently releasedState of Care Index.