Report by Paula Antolini
September 13, 2018 8:15AM EDT
Rep. Will Duff Co-Sponsoring Danbury, Bethel, Redding Diaper Drive, Sept.13th – Oct. 11th
Hosted by State Representative Will Duff
DANBURY – State Representative Will Duff (R-2), and other area legislators in cooperation with the Hopeline of Danbury will be holding a community-wide Diaper Drive from Sept. 13th to Oct. 11th.
Rep. Will Duff and the Greater Danbury legislative delegation put together this month-long diaper drive with Hopeline after for in-need Bethel, Danbury and Redding families after learning that diapers not covered by Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Danbury Residents can donate diapers at the following location until Oct. 11th:
Danbury City Hall at 155 Deer Hill Avenue
Redding Residents can donate diapers at the following locations until Oct. 11th:
Redding Town Hall at 100 Hill Road in Redding
Mark Twain Library at 439 Redding Road in West Redding
Bethel Residents can donate diapers at these two locations until Oct. 11th:
Bethel Municipal Center at 1 School Street in Bethel
Bethel Library at 189 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel
According to state statistics, a month’s supply of diapers can cost over $100. Unfortunately, the vast majorities of licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers, and require parents and caregivers to provide a steady supply of disposable diapers.
Most people living in poverty do not have affordable access to washing facilities. Furthermore, most coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons. Additionally, most low income parents can’t afford a membership to a discount club like BJ’s or Costco where diapers are less expensive.