National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 18-24th
Caring & Sharing along with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office will hold its Second Annual Diaper Drive, sponsored by Specialty Roofers, from September 18 – October 6th. Their goal is to collect a six-month supply of diapers for the community in recognition of National Diaper Need Awareness Week.
“We currently provide over 100 local families with diapers and wipes each month while they are picking up food from our food pantry,” said Caring & Sharing Executive Director, Carly Barnes. “The requests for diapers and wipes often exceed our supplies. Our Annual Diaper Drive helps us engage our generous community to increase the amount of diapers and wipes we have on hand and ultimately help us better serve our clients.”
Here’s how the community can help Caring and Sharing achieve this year’s goal:
First, Walton County Sheriff’s Office will participate by hosting their own “Pack the Patrol Car” as they invite the community to donate and drop off diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6 most needed) between September 18-24th at their administrative office on 133 Sheriff Drive in Santa Rosa Beach.
Next, diapers can be dropped off at Caring & Sharing and other participating locations during the same time frame. Participating drop off locations include: Specialty Roofers, Palm Folly, La Luna Children’s Boutique, Christ the King Episcopal Church, The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School, Point Washington United Methodist Church and Preschool, South Walton Seahawks, The Rosemary Beach Foundation and Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Agency. You can also purchase items from our Amazon Wish List which will be delivered directly to Caring & Sharing. Amazon Wish List: https://amzn.to/3eN4SbW.
“We at Specialty Roofers applaud the work that Caring and Sharing is doing in our community, and want to work with them to help alleviate supply challenges and meet needs in Walton County,” said Erin Bakker, Director of Business Development. “The Diaper Drive helps us meet an immediate need and directly impact the community where we work and live, so we are happy to lend a helping hand.”
According to the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. Babies require up to 12 diapers per day, and at a cost of $70-$80 per month per baby, diapers quickly become a cost many families simply cannot afford. Without a supply of diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education or daycare which in turn means many parents cannot return to work or school.
Visit the Caring & Sharing Facebook Page for more information. Businesses, organizations or groups also interested in supporting the Diaper Drive may send email inquiries to email@example.com.
Caring and Sharing of South Walton provides crisis relief to our neighbors in need through financial assistance, food, counseling, and case management. Founded in 1994, the organization serves close to 500 local families each month. Caring & Sharing of South Walton also operates a Thrift Store. Sales in the Thrift Store help cover operating expenses and generate funds to help clients with food, prescriptions and utilities. Items for sale in the Thrift Store include clothing, housewares, bedding, furniture, electronics and books. For more information about Caring & Sharing of South Walton visit www.caringandsharingsowal.org
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