NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans Women's Association (TTWA) held its October luncheon Thursday at Thistle Stop Café in Nashville.
Thistle Stop Cafe is staffed by the all-female residents of Magdalene, all of whom are survivors of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and/or life on the streets. Many of these women have minimal job skills or have criminal pasts that would otherwise prevent them from employment opportunities. By working at the café they are given the chance to learn needed job skills and also earn income.
TTWA is comprised of wives, fiancées and significant others of coaches, players and staff, as well as female staff members of the Tennessee Titans. The purpose of TTWA is to acclimate the women of the organization to the Titans family, educate them about existing programs and provide opportunities to share resources and serve the Nashville community.
During the luncheon, the group toured Thistle Farms, which is another enterprise of Magdalene that makes lotions, candles and paper products that are sold in more than 300 retail locations nationwide. The ladies also heard testimonies from survivors and shopped for Thistle Farms products that are made by the current residents and graduates of Magdalene.
At the conclusion of the luncheon, the Tennessee Titans Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to Magdalene as continued support for all of the work they do to give hope to and share love with women.
Later in the evening, The Titans took part in a dinner reception that raised funds for the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence at Nashville's Hutton Hotel. Check out our photo gallery below!
The Titans took part in a dinner reception that raised funds for the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence at Nashville's Hutton Hotel. (Photos: Gary Glenn)