PLAINFIELD, NJ - Moms Helping Moms Foundation, a baby supply and diaper bank will be recognizing 'National Diaper Need Awareness Week' (DNAW) September 23 - 29 with its first annual DNAW Volunteer Session on September 25, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Folks are encouraged to bring a pack of wipes or diapers and spend some time in the Foundation’s warehouse organizing, sorting and packing donations for NJ families in need.
To sign up, visit signup.com.
Throughout the month of September, local businesses and organizations will be sponsoring diaper drives collecting diapers of all sizes (loose and opened packages), new packages of baby wipes and new baby hygiene products. Participating locations include: Summit YMCA, Summit Jewish Community Center, The UPS Store, Kidville (Summit); Atlas Marble & Granite (Springfield); The Busy Bee (Millburn); The Chatham Summit Moms; Coldwell Banker (Maplewood); My Little Party Place (Berkeley Heights); South Mountain YMCA (Maplewood); and Stroller Xpress.
Started in 2012, DNAW is an initiative created by the National Diaper Bank Network to bring national attention and mobilize efforts to end diaper need. Diaper need, experienced by one-in-three families in the United States, is the challenge to provide babies with an adequate supply of clean, dry diapers.
“Chances are we all know someone, or have been the person, who has or will experience the struggle to afford diapers," said Moms Helping Moms Executive Director Bridget Cutler. "Raising children is hard enough without having to worry about whether you have enough clean diapers. Moms Helping Moms is here to help parents and raise awareness about the critical role that diapers play in the health and well-being of families.”
Founded in 2011, Moms Helping Moms provides low–income children with essentials like diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, strollers and more. Each year, Moms Helping Moms distributes more than 300,000 items to local families throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit momshelpingmomsfoundation.org .