Every day, we see the sad reality of poverty and crisis. We see the negative effects on our tiniest citizens and the stress it puts on their parents and caretakers. Imagine for just a moment having to choose between buying diapers for your child or putting food on the table. That may be a scary thought for you, but for one in three parents, that is life.
That's why elected officials across the nation have proclaimed the week of September 8-14 as Diaper Need Awareness Week. This nationwide campaign is aimed at drawing attention the critical need for diaper banks, like Infant Crisis Services.
It's a great opportunity to get involved and give babies in our community a chance to thrive. You can help make sure babies and toddlers in Oklahoma go to bed in a dry diaper, and have a chance to win something for yourself. Through September 14, if you drop off a package of diapers or a $10 dollar donation at Gil's Clothing & Denim Bar or The Lingerie Store USA in Wilshire Village in Oklahoma City, you will be entered to win one of several $250 gift cards. Uptown Kids in Classen Curve is also hosting a diaper drive and offering incentives to customers who donate.
All of the donations will be used to to help babies and toddlers in need in central Oklahoma.
If you don't feel like shopping, you can always drop off diapers at Infant Crisis Services or our other designated drop-off locations.
Posted on Fri, September 5, 2014
by Melissa Smuzynski filed under