Ironton Kiwanis hosting ‘Diaper Drive’

February 7, 2019

IRONTON — The Ironton Kiwanis have identified a need in the community and are now spearheading a project to help fulfill it.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 23, the Ironton Kiwanis and their partners are having a “Diaper Drive.” Partners in this project include the Lawrence County Health Department, Black Bear Bakery and the Iron Town Coffee Cafe.

Why do diapers matter?

• Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs. Without child care, parents cannot go to work.

• 1 in 3 U.S. moms report suffering from diaper need.

• Children that participate in early childhood education are almost three times more likely to go on to higher education.

• Diapers can cost $70-$80 per month; babies need 6-10 diapers per day.

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 23, new diapers can be dropped off at the Iron Town Coffee Cafe between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cafe is in the Ironton Transit Center at the corner of 2nd Street and Vernon.

The Black Bear Bakery is in the Transit Center, too. Donate some diapers, enjoy a cup of barista crafted coffee and a sweet treat.

You can also get involved by making a financial contribution that will be used to purchase diapers. Drop it off on our collection days or mail it to the Ironton Kiwanis, PO Box 4192, Ironton, OH 45638.

All donated dollars will be used on diaper shopping. Diaper purchases will be donated to the Lawrence County Health Department, 2120 South 8th, Ironton.

We’re putting the saying “Kiwanis Care about Kids” in action! Your actions will also show that Ironton and Lawrence County Ohio care about kids too!

Thanks for your support in “Our No Bottoms Left Behind” effort!

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