CT-Moms Online, the only non-profit parenting forum in Fairfield County, has partnered with over a dozen parenting organizations around the area for the 7th Annual Diaper Drive.
The drive continues through the end of May at all 17 area locations of Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool, The Little Gym, Tumble Jungle (including the Newtown location at 224 South Main Street) and KidVille, covering spanning the area from Stamford to Newtown with the help of over 20 town coordinators.
Each location has a marked drop box
“Disposable diapers are on the wish list of every charity mostly because they are so expensive and not covered by any government aid,” said Medha Thomas, the executive director of CT-Moms Online. “It’s a natural fit for us to work with these amazing businesses and organizational partners to help others in our area.”
Started in 2007 by collecting diapers from 80 members in their private homes, this drive has grown from a few boxes of diapers to over 20,000 diapers in the month filling two storage units. In 2014, it is their goal to collect at least 30,000 diapers for ten local charities including Operation Hope, The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, The Tiny Miracles Foundation, and Homes with Hope, among others.
All brands, sizes and types of diapers and diapering supplies are welcomed, including opened packages or loose diapers, wipes and toiletries.
In addition, according to ctmomsonline.com, donors can also drop off training pants, wipes, unopened diaper creams and powders, coupons, and gift cards.
No clothing or other items are accepted.
This diaper drive is open to any organization, company, place of worship or any group or individual that would also like to help by emailing email@example.com.
An online forum with a reach of over 10,000 local families, CT-Moms strives to be a virtual force of a parenting community with no requirements, judgments or advertisements. Members focus on helping one another, as well as local companies and charities.
For those who would like to make a financial donation, checks can be mailed to CT-Moms Online, PO Box 106, Greens Farms CT 06838. To receive a donation receipt for tax purposes, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Donations will be combined with coupons received during May, and the best value diapers will be added to the collection.
All diapers will be sorted and delivered to the charities in early June.
For additional information contact Marley Walsh Thackray at 646-425-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.