Diapers will be distributed to families in need by the Department of Social Services
Scarsdale, NY – The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is holding a Diaper Drive at Volunteer New York!’s 9/11 Serve + Remember Event on September 11 at the Westchester County Center. The 9/11 Serve + Remember event is in honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. For more information click here: https://www.volunteernewyork.org/opportunity/a075A00000dL0kvQAC
Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. You can help these families by donating diapers of all sizes, types, and brands as well as closed packages of wipes. The JLCW is also seeking cash donations with 100% of all cash donations for the exclusive purposes of purchasing diapers and wipes. If donating a diaper package, please note that the greater need is for the larger sizes (3, 4, 5 and 6; and pull-ups). Open packages of diapers are accepted.
The Westchester County Diaper Bank was created by the JLCW, in partnership with Westchester County and the Department of Social Services, as a way to help families struggling to purchase diapers. More than 500,000 diapers have been distributed to families in Westchester County.
Diaper deprivation affects 1 in 3 American mothers. The average annual cost of diapers could be upwards of $900/per child, and unfortunately, state and federal programs do not cover these necessary items.
Anyone interested in donating to the Diaper Bank who can’t make it to the event can make cash donations online or drop off diapers at other locations. Please visit this site for more information: http://www.jlcentralwestchester.org/donate-to-diaper-bank.
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of approximately 250 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For additional information, please refer to the Junior League of Central Westchester’s website www.jlcentralwestchester.org.