Help Us Wipe Out Diaper Need!
2017 Diaper Drive July 31 - August 28
WHAT IS DIAPER NEED?
Diapers are as essential as food and shelter. Yet, they are not recognized as a basic need. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to make sure babies and toddlers remain clean, dry, and healthy. Some families face having to clean out and reuse soiled diapers or have to choose between diapers and other basic needs like food. In our community, families struggle with diaper need every day.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
• 1 out of 3 families struggle to buy diapers
• Diapers can cost over $100 per month, per baby
• Food Stamps and WIC cannot be used to buy diapers
• Infants and toddlers need about 8-12 diapers per day
WHAT WE NEED
• Disposable diapers in all sizes; greatest need for sizes 4, 5, 6
• Baby wipes in all quantities
• Disposable pull-up training pants
WHAT’S THE GOAL OF THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY DIAPER DRIVE?
25,000 diapers and 50,000 baby wipes!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DIAPERS COLLECTED IN THE DRIVE?
They will be distributed to families in need through: Amherst Survival Center, Easthampton Community Center, Northampton Survival Center in Northampton & Goshen, It Takes a Village, Hilltown Community Health Centers and The Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ware
COLLECTIONS SITES (Beginning July 31):
A Child's Garden, 204 Main Street, Northampton
Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street, Northampton
Easthampton Community Center, 12 Clark Street, Easthampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 770 Main Street, Agawam
Easthampton Savings Bank, 40 State Street, Belchertown
Easthampton Savings Bank, 241 Northampton Street, Easthampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 36 Main Street, Easthampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 100 East Street, Hadley
Easthampton Savings Bank, 297 King Street, Northampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 21 Locust Street, Northampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 605 Granby Road, South Hadley
Easthampton Savings Bank, 134 College Highway, Southampton
Easthampton Savings Bank, 85 Broad Street, Westfield
Hadley Garden Center, 285 Russell Street, Hadley
Hampshire Regional YMCA, 286 Prospect Street, Northampton
Huntington Health Center, 73 Russell Rd, Huntington
Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church. Corner of Park & Pleasant Streets, Ware
Northampton Survival Center, 265 Prospect Street, Northampton
Northampton Survival Center - Goshen Pantry, 40 Main Street, Goshen
Paragus Strategic IT, 112 Russell Street, Hadley
Radiant Point Acupuncture, 22 Merrick Lane, Northampton
Stop & Shop Northampton, 228 King Street, Northampton
Stop & Shop Amherst, 440 Russell Street, Amherst
TD Bank, 175 Main Street, Northampton
TD Bank, Amherst
The Village Closet, 2 Main Street ( just off Rt. 9), Berkshire Trail Elementary School, Room 114, Cummington
Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main Street, Northampton
United Way of Hampshire County, 71 King Street, Northampto
Walmart Hadley, 337 Russell Street, Hadley
Worthington Health Center, 58 Old North Rd, Worthington
Diaper Drive Partners:
United Way of Hampshire County, Amherst Survival Center, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, Easthampton Community Center, Easthampton Savings Bank, Hits 94.3 with Trumpy, Northampton Public Schools, Early Childhood Department, Northampton Survival Center, It Takes a Village, Hilltown Community Health Centers and The Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ware, TD Bank