Grand Rapids Church Needs Your Help With Diaper Donations
One in three American families struggles to pay for the some of the basic needs of their infant, including their need for diapers. Because while food stamps and assistance covers a lot of things in Michigan, diapers are not on that list despite being a necessity for parents.
While everyone has had their thoughts on the formula shortage that occurred earlier this year when a Michigan plant had to suddenly close their doors due to lingering health concerns, many others forgot about what happens AFTER you feed a baby.
There are only three churches in Grand Rapids that currently offer services to help mothers find diapers, and one of them is asking for your help to restock leading into National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which happens September 24th through October 2nd.
Northlawn United Methodist Church is seeking donations of diapers, specifically larger sizes, to help with their distribution efforts throughout West Michigan.
What size diapers are they requesting?
While all donations are always appreciated, Northlawn United Methodist Church has said they are in need for any sizes above 5. They currently have a decent supply on sizes one through four, as well as wipes.
How can I donate?
They make it easy to give back to the community- Donors can bring diapers to the church (1157 Northlawn Street NE) on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am - 2pm, or if that time doesn't work for you, you may call the church at (616) 361-8503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up.
I'm in need of diapers, can I participate in this program?
Yes! The ministry is held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am - 11am, and they offer a package of 30 diapers and one package of wipes for each child, no questions asked. Their only request is that diapers not be re-sold, and are used by those in need.