Titans to Kickoff Annual Stadium Drives Sept. 2 With Nurses for Newborns'Community Baby Shower'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans will once again team up with Nurses for Newborns Foundation (NFN) for the 7th Annual Community Baby Shower Drive at LP Field as the Titans face the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Sept. 2nd at 7:00pm.  

The collection of baby items will take place prior to the start of the game beginning at 5:00pm 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."

Nurses for Newborns registered nurses make home visits to provide health-care assessments, education and positive parenting skills in effort to prevent infant mortality and child abuse/neglect. Services are provided to new and pregnant mothers and continue through the child's second birthday.  They currently serve seven Middle Tennessee counties: Sumner, Robertson, Davidson, Maury, Williamson, Rutherford and Montgomery.  For more information, visit www.nfnf.org.

Joining the Titans this year as gameday charity drive partners is American Paper & Twine, a business partner with the Titans.  American Paper & Twine will provide  trucks and drivers to collect and then deliver items for all of the charity drives, eliminating the costs and services previously incurred by the individual charities.

"We are very pleased with the fact that American Paper & Twine have stepped up to join us in our efforts to help our neighbors with these drives," said Titans Executive Vice-President Don MacLachlan.  "The Doochin family (owners of the company) have a great tradition of charitable efforts and this is another outstanding example of their willingness to help others."

"American Paper & Twine Co. is honored to be able to reach out and help people in need by assisting both the Titans and their charitable partners in these game-day drives," said Bob Doochin, President and CEO of the company.

American Paper & Twine Company's tradition of trust began over 83 years ago in 1926 when two young men, Nathan Doochin and Milton Lockenbach, saw an opportunity to create a niche in the expanding Nashville wholesale market.  Eighty-three years later, American Paper & Twine has become a leader in the wholesale distribution of office, packaging, janitorial and food service products. 

For more information on American Paper & Twine, please visit http://www.shopapt.com/index.htm.

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