Center for People in Need asking for clean diaper donations
The Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need are teaming up to collect diapers and distribute them to families who need them.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – It’s estimated that one in three families have a need for clean diapers.
It’s one reason that the Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need are teaming up to collect diapers and distribute them to families who need them.
“There are a lot of babies out there that need clean diapers, and a lot of parents who need your support,” Center for People in Need director of fund development Jo Ann Emerson said.
Emerson says that there are roughly 6000 children in Lancaster County alone who need clean diapers.
Research shows that babies go through about 50 diapers a month. The Center for People in Need and their partners un-package and rewrap donated diapers in packs of 25 to give to needy families.
Those diapers can make a big difference.
“It could mean a parent not being able to go to work because their childcare center demands a certain number of diapers in stock,” Emerson said. “It could mean very low income people trying to reuse disposable diapers and their child gets sometimes life-threatening infections from the lack of clean diapers.”
The Diaper Need Awareness Week Diaper Drive runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3.
Diapers can be dropped off at the Center for People in Need, as well as select locations across the city including:
-Coffee Roaster (5022 Old Cheney Rd #3)
-AT Thomas (6420 O Street)
-Country Sliced Ham/Cafe (6900 O Street Suite 120)
-Hyde Family Chiropractic, LLC (8215 Northwoods Dr Suite 200). T
To make a monetary donation, you can visit www.jll.org.