Baby Basics

Everyone deserves an equal chance at a bright future, and that includes our community's youngest members. The Baby Basics Collection Drive, presented by Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, supplies expectant and new mothers and their babies with a basic supply of items that every newborn needs. 

Our 2024 goal is to support 750 new mothers and babies through the collection of diapers, packages of wipes, blankets, bottles, and onesies. Donations will be distributed to local organizations.

Baby Basics is comprised of two parts: the Collection Drive (4-week collection of items needed) and the Sort-a-Thon (one-day packing event). 

All items should be new and for ages newborn through 6 months. 

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Blankets
  • Bottles
  • Onesies


2024 Collected Items Intake

Drop off all collected baby items during the following times.

February 14th from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Patterson Park Community Center
521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


2024 Sort-a-Thon

All previously collected items will be sorted and packed on February 15th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

Patterson Park Community Center
521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Join us for the Virtual Kick-Off on January 10th at 9:00 AM! We'll discuss this year's goal, hear from our partners about the impact on local moms and babies, and share more about how you or your organization can be involved.

Click here to register.

Designated collection sites will bring their collected items to Patterson Park Community Center on Wednesday, February 14 between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to assist with unloading, counting, and sorting items as they are delivered. Sign-ups for intake volunteers will be available soon. 


On Thursday, February 15 at 9 am, we will hold the Baby Basics Sort-a-Thon at Patterson Park! Volunteers will pack bags with collected baby items and then load bags for distribution. Sign-ups for Sort-a-Thon volunteers will be available soon. 


*Volunteer spots are limited. 

Click here to sign up to be a public collection site.

Public Collection Sites will be listed here soon.

Baby Basics Posters

Sample Messaging

Social Media Graphics

Inventory Collection Form

There are three main ways to give to Baby Basics:

  1.  Purchase any of the items being collected and drop off at one of the public collection sites listed above.
  2. Shop using our Amazon Wishlist. Add to your cart and have the items shipped directly to the United Way offices!
  3. Donate directly to United Way to support this initiative. A $25 donation will provide one mom and baby with the basic supplies they need. Click here to donate to Baby Basics.