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Posted on: February 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] United Way announces Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon Feb. 17

Community Baby Shower Sort-a-thon

United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties (UWRCC) announces the Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon event presented by Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford on February 17th at Patterson Park Community Center.


The Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon provides basic baby items for 500 moms and newborns in our local community. As a part of our Bold Goal Initiative to increase Early Childhood Development, the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties works to give moms and newborns a healthy start. 


“It really warms your heart to see local businesses, civic organizations, and community members come together to collect baby items and sort them into bags to be given to new moms who may not have access to these basic needs for their newborns," said Kara Carpenter, Director of Engagement and Volunteerism for United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties.


Our 2023 goal is to collect 15,000 diapers, 1,000 packages of wipes, 500 blankets, 500 bottles, and 500 onesies. All items will be sorted, packed, and distributed to the following local organizations: Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, Nurses for Newborns, Rutherford County Health Department, Portico, Stonecrest, Holloway High School, Smyrna High School, Nurture the Next, Safe Baby Court, and Cannon County Health Department.


The Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon is powered by numerous volunteers. We are happy to announce that all volunteer slots have been filled for this year’s event.

For anyone interested in participating in the Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon, we are currently collecting the following new baby items for ages newborn through 6 months:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes 
  • Blankets
  • Bottles
  • Onesies

For convenience, several local businesses throughout the community have volunteered to be designated collection sites. Baby items can be dropped off at any collection site through February 14th.

Please visit our website for more information or a list of collection sites. 


About United Way

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.


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