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United Way Hosts A Community United: Baby Shower Days of Action

November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012

For Immediate Release
Media Advisory

WHAT: United Way Hosts A Community United: Baby Shower Days of Action

To some mothers, diapers and wipes are items on a shopping list. To others, they are vital items that might be difficult to purchase when they also worry about how to pay their electric bill. For these at-risk new mothers and their babies, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville will host a Sort-a-Thon on Thursday, November 15, to provide a bag of baby items filled with diapers, wipes, onesies, blankets and formula. These bags are the result of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s A Community United: Baby Shower Days of Action. Volunteers, corporate partners, and countless advocates around Nashville have been collecting these items to provide families with hope during this new chapter of life.

On Thursday, November 15, more than 75 local volunteers within 25 companies will assemble colorful bags for agency partners and 18 United Way Family Resource Centers to distribute to the mothers and babies who need the most help. Volunteers will sort and tally items for the bags, create bibs, write notes of encouragement, and generally come together to impact Nashville families. Channel 2 co-anchor Samantha Fisher will emcee the event.

WHO: Samantha Fisher
Co-Anchor, News 2 at 10 p.m.

Eric Dewey
President & CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

Mary Jo Wiggins
Chief Financial Officer, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

WHEN: Thursday, November 15
10 a.m. - Program start time with comments from Eric Dewey, Mary Jo Wiggins and Samantha Fisher
10:25 a.m. – Sorting officially begins
Item collection from local partner agencies and announcement of results shortly after

WHERE: United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stefanie Schroeder
Communications Manager, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
615.780.2486 (office)
724.612.6612 (cell)