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Diapers for Darlings

Help fill a major need in our community by donating diapers!

 

by Kathy Moore, Home Page Staff - April 19, 2016

According to the National Diaper Bank Network, “1 in 3 U.S. moms suffer from diaper need, especially many single moms and low income families. Diapers on average cost $936 per year, on average per child.” You cannot purchase diapers and wipes through any federal assistance programs like SNAP (formerly called food stamps) or WIC. Some parents stretch the use of a diaper by leaving it on too long, leading to health and abuse risks. If low-income parents cannot provide a steady supply of disposable diapers they cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare to attend work or school. Cloth diapers cannot be washed at laundromats or low income wash rooms, requiring these parents to purchase disposable diapers. According to the U.S. Census 2013, in Tioga County, 15.3% live below the poverty level – in comparison to 13.3% in PA as a whole. This is a genuine need for families in our community!

How can you help? Come to the Diapers for Darlings BAKE SALE and DIAPER DRIVE at Walmart in Mansfield this Saturday, from 9-6pm. Diapers for Darlings is looking for assistance in “stuffing” a trailer with diaper and wipe donations to help families in need in our community. DONATION BOXES can be found in Wellsboro at DOLLAR GENERAL and the GREEN FREE LIBRARY and at KINGDOM INC. in Mansfield. Diapers for Darlings will be coordinating their services with Seeds of Hope (who provide for the needs of children in families with a county caseworker) to ensure that we are helping different families.

Donations can also be mailed to:
DIAPERS FOR DARLINGS
Living Word Fellowship
1285 Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901

Checks payable to: LWF ; in MEMO: Diapers for Darlings (All money donations will go to purchase diapers and wipes)

Mothers or families in need can apply for help at the Wellsboro WIC office! For more information, visit lwfwellsboro.org or call director Yvonne Guilds (814-628-2431).

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