Report by Paula Antolini
October 22, 2018, 3:45PM EDT
Rep. Will Duff Finishes Diaper Drive with Hopeline of Danbury
DANBURY – In cooperation with Hopeline of Danbury, State Representatives Will Duff (R-2), along with his legislative colleagues hailed the 2nd Annual Diaper Drive as a big success for the greater Danbury community.
“I am never surprised by the generosity of our residents, thank you to all who gave to the drive. We live in a great and giving community, you always come through when there is a need,” said Rep. Will Duff. “Diapers an essential baby item. Approximately, 250-300 diapers a monthare needed for the first year of a baby’s life.”
The Diaper Drive’ collected thousands diapers for in-need families in the greater Danbury region.
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.
For anyone who missed the diaper drive but still wishes to donate, please contact Hopeline of Danbury at www.hopelineprc.org or call 203.207.4673.