NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans will once again team up with Nurses for Newborns Foundation (NFN) for the 6th Annual Community Baby Shower Drive at LP Field as the Titans face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 20th.
The collection of baby items will take place prior to the start of the game beginning at 10:00am and end at kickoff. Nurses for Newborns will have volunteers stationed at the seven charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations.
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:
• Baby Wipes
• Diapers (sizes 2-3-4)
• Stage 1 Baby Food
Nurses for Newborns Foundation of Tennessee was founded in October 2001 by former Titans player Fred Miller and his wife, Kim, who went on to play for the Chicago Bears before retiring. The Millers gave nearly $2 million dollars to the program, believed to be the largest gift ever given by an NFL player to a non-profit. The Tennessee 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.
Nurses for Newborns provides home visits to at-risk babies and their families across Middle Tennessee and Clarksville, including the Ft. Campbell area, serving families with medically fragile babies, teen parents and moms with mental or physical disabilities trying their best to care for their infant.
"We are so grateful for the occasional diapers our nurse brings to us," said anonymous Nurses for Newborns client. "When faced with the decision to pay bills or buy food and diapers, Nurses for Newborns is our lifesaver."
In the 2008 fiscal year, Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee provided over 4,400 RN home visits to families in the Middle Tennessee area. For more information, visit www.nfnf.org