NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans are asking fans to support this week's charity stadium drive as they team up with Nurses for Newborns Foundation (NFN) for their annual Community Baby Shower Drive Sunday at LP Field.
The collection of baby items will take place prior to the start of the game. Gates open at 10 a.m. and Nurses for Newborns will have volunteers stationed at the seven charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations. Kickoff for Sunday's game is at noon, CT, and volunteers will be collecting items until 12:15 p.m.
Titans fans attending the game are asked to bring selected baby items to help mothers in need throughout Middle Tennessee.
The baby items most needed include:
• Diapers sizes 2-5 *(larger sizes always needed) *
• Baby wipes
• Infant/Children's Tylenol or Motrin
• Baby bottles & sippy cups
• Baby Formula
• Baby Food
• Infant sleepers
• Baby Electrolyte Solution
• Infant thermometers
• Saline nose drops
No baby powder or lotions needed
Nurses for Newborns Foundation of Tennessee was founded in October 2001 by former Titan Fred Miller and his wife, Kim. The Millers gave nearly $2 million to the program, believed to be the largest gift ever given by an NFL player to a non-profit at that time. The Titans are proud to continue the work of Kim and Fred by helping raise awareness in the community and bringing hope to at-risk babies and their families through the drive.
Since its founding, Nurses for Newborns has provided tens of thousands RN home visits to numerous at-risk families, medically fragile infants, teen mothers and mothers with mental or physical challenges across middle Tennessee.
"My Nurses for Newborns nurse has helped me with diapers and clothes for my baby when I had no other way to get them. She has made a huge difference in our lives." said one anonymous Nurses for Newborns client. "I don't mind doing without for myself, but it hurts when I can't provide for my baby. My nurse helps me find ways to improve our situation and gives me the support that I don't have otherwise."
Please do not forget to bring an item with you to support this worthy cause. As you approach the stadium look for volunteers with the baby carriages as they stand at the designated locations. They will happily accept your donations! About Nurses for Newborns:Nurses for Newborn's mission is to provide a safety net for families most at risk; to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home based programs that provide education, healthcare and positive parenting skills. Nurses for Newborns was founded in 1991 and became a 501(c)3 organization in 1992. They are a nurse home visiting agency and have programs serving teen moms, moms intellectually or physically challenged, sick infants, and general population families that are in need. In addition to the medical component of their programs they assist families by connecting with any additional medical, social or government services they may need. Please visit www.nfnf.org for information.