United Way of Yellowstone County has teamed up with Family Promise to encourage companies, groups and individuals to contribute diapers, wipes and/or cash donations to United Way’s Community Diaper Drive (Through) on June 19 to benefit the Community Diaper Bank.
The Community Diaper Drive (Through) will take place at the United Way office (2173 Overland Ave) on United Way’s Day of Action*, June 19, from 9-5 pm. In order to maintain safe practices, groups and individuals are encouraged to pull into the open garage doors, hand their donation to waiting team members, and drive on out without having to leave their vehicle.
All sizes and brands of diapers and wipes will be gladly accepted, however sizes 4, 5, 6 and pull ups are often most needed. Cash donations are also greatly encouraged as Family Promise is able to purchase diapers at a deeply discounted rate from their suppliers.
United Way of Yellowstone County fights for a strong start for all children in Yellowstone County. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 children in our community, age 0-5, lives in poverty. The Community Diaper Drive (Through) provides support to parents with young children so they don’t have to choose between buying food and buying diapers.
“We typically distribute around 7,000 diapers a month in Yellowstone County. Since the onset of COVID-19 that number has increased to 9-10,000. We are grateful for this partnership with United Way in a time where this community resource is more vital than ever before.” says Felicia Burg of Family Promise.
United Way of Yellowstone County has set a goal of collecting 10,000 diapers, enough to supply the Community Diaper Bank for 1 month, and needs the community to help them help our smallest neighbors.
*Day of Action is an annual United Way event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in their community. In light of COVID-19, this event has pivoted from a Community Baby Shower with an in-person celebration to the Community Diaper Drive(through).