NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans are holding their annual "Undie Sunday" collection Sunday at the 2012 season opener against New England.
Fans have the opportunity to support a great cause by bringing new underwear, bras, socks and pajamas to the game. The donations go to help women and children in need at the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter.
"Families frequently come to our shelter with little or nothing because often they have had to leave their homes quickly," says Pat Shea, YWCA CEO.
There will be several bins throughout LP field to drop off donations.
Titans fans can bring new underwear, socks and pajamas for women and children (boys and girls, ranging in age from infants to 18-years-old). There is also a need for new bras for women.
The "Undie Sunday" event is a fun way to collect donations, but YWCA leaders say the cause is serious.
"The women and children who are staying at our shelter are fleeing domestic violence, and they are in need of a safe and confidential place to stay," YWCA's former Director of Volunteer Services Abby Sasser said last year. "Sometimes they have time to prepare for that, and sometimes they don't, and so we just want to make sure we can provide for their basic needs, and socks and underwear are a basic need of ours."
This is the fifth drive the Titans have hosted. For more information on the event, visit ywcanashville.com or call 615-269-9922.
Those who are experiencing domestic abuse can call the YMCA (615) 242-1199.