The Cobb Diaper Day Committee is sponsoring a diaper drive at Glover Park in Marietta Square on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5pm. The diaper day event was founded by a concerned group of community leaders with the goal of raising awareness that, in tough economic times, securing the most basic needs—having diapers to care for infants and children– is a challenge that low-income families face on a regular basis.
“Raising a family today is difficult enough without the added burden of wondering where the necessities of life will come from,” said Cobb Diaper Day committee chairman Barbara Hickey. “Often times it is the little things in our lives that make the biggest difference. Together, we can help hundreds of families in Cobb County by this single act.”
Typical problems that low income families face:
- Food Stamps do not include hygiene products such as diapers.
- Diapers are expensive – on average, the cost to purchase diapers is around $100/month.
- Daycare centers require parents to provide their own diapers.
- Local support agencies can only dispense diapers an average of 4 times a year per client.
All sizes are needed but the greatest need is for sizes 4, 5 and 6. Every donation helps! Whether it is one package of diapers from your family, or a truck load from your place of employment, it will make the difference in the life of a child. Cobb Diaper Day is asking the business community, concerned citizens and non-profit organizations to collect diapers from employees, members and friends throughout the month of October. Cobb Diaper Day Committee volunteers will pick-up the collections or they can be brought to Glover Park on the Marietta Square on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5pm.
All donated diapers will be given to Christian Aid Mission Partnership (C.A.M.P.), The Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries, Reconnecting Families, and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia to help ease some of the burden of the hundreds of families with infants and young children they serve.
For more information, please visit CobbDiaperDay.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cobb Diaper Day:
The Cobb Diaper Day Committee, headed by Barbara Hickey, committee chairman and founder of the Etiquette School of Atlanta, is asking the business community, concerned citizens and non-profit organizations to collect diapers from employees, members and friends throughout the month of October. In the last four years, nearly 400,000 diapers have been donated to assist low-income families.