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Diaper Drive a Success!

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Mothers & More, a national membership organization providing community and programming for moms, hosted a diaper drive.  Over 4,000 diapers were donated to Society of St. Vincent de Paul pantries to help mother’s in our neighborhoods take care of their children.

Last year the 135 Oakland County chapter of Mothers & More collected more than 4800 diapers, contributing to the more than 50,000 diapers collected by chapters nationwide. This year, the goal is 60,000 diapers.

“There is no denying the need for diapers is great, with 1 in 3 U.S. families struggling to afford diapers and no help from government assistance programs to help pay for diapers,” said Michelle, Diaper Drive Coordinator for Chapter 135 Oakland County Lakes Area.

“Mothers & More members find great value in advocating to improve mothers’ lives, so this diaper drives allows us to do just that, to work together as a community to help better the lives of low-income moms, as well as call attention to a real problem affecting too many mothers,” Michelle added.

Facts about the Diaper Need:

  • Government assistance programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (food stamps) do not cover the purchase of diapers.
  • Cloth diapers are not an option for families in need of diapers. Many low-income families do not have washing machines and many laundromats do not allow cloth diapers. Additionally, licensed day care centers, especially the free and subsidized centers, don’t accept cloth diapers.
  • For families that can’t afford diapers, a baby may spend an extended period of time in a soiled diaper, increasing the risk for numerous health problems.

For more information about diaper needs visit National Diaper Bank Network.

About Mothers & More

Mothers & More is a membership organization that provides community and programming for moms through all stages, phases and transitions of motherhood. For 27 years, Mothers & More has been offering moms an opportunity to connect both locally and virtually. For more information, visit Mothers and More.  For local chapter news, visit here.