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Diaper Drive to Benefit Moms in Need

 

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Chapter 135 Oakland County Lakes Area in Partnership with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul  and the CARE House of Oakland County will provide diapers to moms in need

Imagine on top of all the stresses of motherhood, the added stress of not being able to diaper your child. Imagine having to take a bus, with kids in tow, to shop for an enormous box of diapers, or only being able to buy them in an expensive, convenience store. Imagine not being able to work, because you cannot provide the childcare center with enough diapers.  This is the reality for too many mothers.

To help diminish this struggle for low-income moms, Mothers & More, a national membership organization providing community and programming for moms, will host a diaper drive, “Make a Mother’s Day” April 1st through May 20, 2015.

Diaper Drive to be held at Kroger stores in Commerce and White Lake

Saturday April 11 from 9 to 1 Commerce store located at 2905 Union Lake Road

Saturday April 18 from 9  to 1 White Lake store located at 10805 Highland Road

Donation Boxes are also available at the following locations:

St Patrick Parish in White Lake
Alliance Hearing Care in Waterford
Rebecca’s Learning Center in Commerce
Little Sprouts in Waterford

All diapers will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul pantries and the CARE House of Oakland County.

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.