Murfreesboro, TN – United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties exceeded its goal for the Annual Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon event presented by Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford on Friday, February 17th at the Patterson Park Community Center.
UWRCC is happy to announce that 102 volunteers packed over 550 bags with over 17,500 new baby items donated by companies, organizations, and individuals in our local community. This year, bags were distributed to ten local agencies, including Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, Cannon County Health Department, Holloway High School, Nurses for Newborns, Nurture the Next, Portico, Rutherford County Health Department, Rutherford County Safe Baby Court, Smyrna High School, and StoneCrest Medical Center.
We would like to thank our presenting sponsor Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and all the supporting Sort-a-Thon sponsors including the City of Murfreesboro Patterson Park Community Center, the City of Murfreesboro Water Resources, Cornerstone Financial Federal Credit Union, Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Evolution Insurance, Fred Farrer Properties, Garage Barre & Bike, Dr. James E. & Beverly R. Caldwell, Mathew & Julie Stump, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Regions Bank, Robin Seay, and Wilson Bank & Trust. Their generous support gives over 500 moms and newborns in our local community a healthy start.
Maternal Child Services Nursing Director Sandra Walmsley said, “As a provider of women’s and children's services, we see firsthand the economic challenges that some new parents face. The Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon gifts of essential newborn items can make a huge difference for some families and relieve the stress of providing for their newborns.”
The Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon is a part of the UWRCC Bold Goal 2030 Initiative to increase early childhood development in our local community. Click here to learn more about our Bold Goal Initiatives https://www.yourlocaluw.org/boldgoals.