Do you know an organization looking to make a difference in the community? Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, is seeking community partners, such as local businesses, churches, and fraternity and sorority organizations to help collect a variety of children’s diapers for its 7th annual Diaper Drive.
The Diaper Drive runs during the entire month of March. The new, unopened packages of diapers and wipes collected will assist hundreds of families across the county and Colonial Heights enrolled with Families First – a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia, which provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure their children are healthy, well-adjusted individuals ready to start school by age 5.
More than 14,000 children’s diapers were collected last year with the hope to collect even more this year; along with pull-up diapers and wipes.
As Chesterfield’s population grows, so does the demand for first-time families seeking assistance with their young children.
Participating in the Families First Diaper Drive is a wonderful way for groups to connect with the community. Interested organizations or businesses should contact Ashley Rogers, Families First Program Coordinator, at (804) 318-8648 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Diaper Drive has a profound impact on the families we serve through our Families First,” Rogers said. “We are able to help our first-time families with children save on costs, allowing them to focus on their growing families.”