Collecting diapers Sunday, September 29.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 23 to September 29. Did you know
- Many Metrowest families struggle to buy diapers–up to 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham alone.
- A family needs up to $80 a month for diapers per child—an average of 50 diaper changes per week over 3 years.
- Government programs don’t cover the cost of diapers.
- Many parents are forced to re-use diapers or leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate. This can adversely affect the health and welfare of infants, toddlers and their families.
- Many families have to decide between food, medicine, and clean babies.
- Without diapers, babies cannot attend daycare or early childhood programs.
In 2018 we donated diapers to this worthy cause. Once again let’s help provide Metrowest families in financial distress with diapers for their infants and toddlers to keep them clean, dry and healthy.
On Sunday September 29, please bring a package of diapers to church– sizes 5 and 6 are in high need. Opened packages your child has outgrown are fine. We will donate collected diapers to the Diaper Project at A Place To Turn located at 99 Hartford St. in Natick. In FY 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019), they distributed 82,800 diapers to 1109 families. For further information, contact Eve Benda, Coordinator, Diaper Project at A Place To Turn, 508-872-7125.