Next Wednesday, December 1, Help A Mother Out is having a diaper drive in Glendale and you can join in the fun and give help to those parents and kids in need. At 10am there will be a morning social to kick off a two week diaper drive. The sponsors of the drive – the Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force, Glendale Rotary Club at Noon, and PATH/Achieve Glendale – will be on hand to tell you more about how diaper needs affect the community. Here are some tough facts to start:
• Nearly 4,000 families in Glendale earn less than $10,000 per year and it can cost up to $1,100 per year to diaper a baby.
• Diapers are not covered under food stamps or WIC. Babies left in dirty diapers face great risk for diaper rash, staph, and urinary tract infections.
• At any given point there are 42 women and children in Glendale homeless due to domestic violence. Homeless families in crisis need diapers.
You can get your free ticket to the morning event here. Please make sure to get your ticket so that the organizers know how many people will be on hand. Please also bring a package of diapers and/or wipes to the event. There will be additional drop off sites around Glendale (and I’ll follow up with more info on that in a post next week.) Or if you can’t make it but would still like to donate diapers, you can donate to PATH Achieve Glendale right here. For more info on Help A Mother Out, click here.
HAMO Glendale Diaper Drive
Glendale Police Station
Wednesday December 1, 10:00am
131 North Isabel Street
Glendale, CA 91206
Please do what you can to help families in need. I will post more info about this diaper drive next week!