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Delaware 2-1-1 launches Diaper Drive during October

Oct 17, 2013

Recently, the Delaware 2-1-1 team noticed an increase in calls to its Help Me Grow specialists from parents in need of diapers for their children. In response to the need, a statewide Diaper Drive will occur during the month of October to replenish the supply of diapers to agencies across the state that provide diapers to families in need.

Delaware 2-1-1, the information and referral help hotline for the state of Delaware, strives to provide the Delaware community with access to health and human services to meet their everyday needs. Led locally by United Way of Delaware, Delaware 2-1-1 became the centralized call center for Help Me Grow calls in 2012.

United Way of Delaware deems this drive extremely essential. It helps parents meet a very basic need in their households. Michelle A. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Delaware, said, “We see this as an opportunity to help parents in our community meet a very basic need so they can care for their children. We welcome the opportunity to serve as a bridge builder to ensure our children grow up in a healthy environment.”

Delaware 2-1-1 invites everyone to join in its efforts to supply parents with diapers for their babies. Citizens can get involved by setting up a diaper bin to collect diapers or by donating for those in need. For more information, contact Tywanda Howie at thowie@uwde.org or 302-573-3715.

 

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