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Community baby shower helps at-risk mothers

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Some new mothers are getting a helping hand, thanks to a community-wide baby shower.

During an annual event Thursday, The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville collected onsies, formula, diapers, wipes and pretty much anything else a mother would need for her new bundle of joy.

The program was created to raise awareness about the struggles newborns face in Davidson County and to encourage others to host their own baby showers to help at-risk mothers in Nashville.

"To most of us these things make little difference.  Maybe they keep us from having to run to the store today," explained United Way Board Chair Margaret Dolan.  "But for these mothers, it's such an unexpected blessing... that a complete stranger cares about them and their baby enough to give these generous gifts."

Thursday's event will provide supplies for about 1,000 babies.

For more information on the United Way Community Baby Shower, how to throw your own or to donate to the cause, visit

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