Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Passing On Info...

The Junior League of Pittsburgh is making a $10,000 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for the creation of a diaper bank. A new study by Huggies revealed that diaper need is critical in the U.S.

Without diapers, mothers can't meet one of their babies' basic needs. Yet there is little support for these moms and babies in need.

Many community-based organizations don't provide diapers. Public resources are limited as food assistance programs like food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) focus solely on food and nutrition, and therefore do not cover diapers.

To celebrate the new Pittsburgh Diaper Bank the Junior League, the Food Bank and Huggies have teamed together to host "A Day For Moms" on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Food Bank Headquarters in Duquesne. The event will feature health care organizations and providers to answer questions and concerns about children's health. There will be crafts and games for kids and food fair for everyone.

We're asking everyone to get involved and help mothers in need provide for their babies. We're collecting diapers and gently used baby items such as strollers, high chairs, pack-n-plays and car seats to be given to the mothers.

Would you be willing to get the word out and encourage your readers to donate diapers and baby items?

Items can be dropped off at the Wear After Shop in Bloomfield:
The Wear After Shop
4752 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 687-2600

Store Hours:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Please consider joining our cause and help end diaper need in our community. Please let me know if you have questions or would like more information on diaper deprivation.

Kind regards,
Gretchen Smathers

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