Please support Cobb Diaper Day this October!
The purpose of Cobb Diaper Day is to collect diapers for low-income families through the month of October. A community-wide collection will take place on October 27, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Cobb Diaper Day Committee volunteers will pick-up the collections or they can be brought to Glover Park. All donated diapers will be given to The Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries, Reconnecting Families, Sweetwater Mission, United Military Care and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia to help ease some of the burden of the hundreds of families with infants and young children they serve.
Low-income families often have the daily stress of choosing between food and diapers. Prolonged wearing of a wet diaper causes diaper rash and a crying baby leads to more stress in the home. In these tough economic times, low-income families face the facts that:
• Food stamps do not include hygiene products such as diapers.
• On average, the cost to purchase diapers is approximately $100/month.
• Day-Care centers require parents to provide their own diapers.
• Local agencies, such as those listed above, can only dispense diapers four times a year to their clients, due to the lack of resources.