Imagine on top of all the stresses of motherhood, the added stress of not being able to buy diapers for your child. This is the reality for too many mothers. Despite being a basic hygiene need, government assistance programs do not provide for the purchasing of diapers.
To help diminish this struggle, Findlay MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, will host a diaper drive from May 1st through May 14th. This year’s goal is to collect 20,000 diapers for moms in need.
“Findlay MOPS members find value in advocating to improve mothers’ lives, so this diaper drives allows us to do just that. To work together as a community to help better the lives of low-income moms as well as to call attention to a real problem affecting too many mothers,” explains Emily McBeath, MOPS Co-Coordinator.
MOPS will be partnering with The Rebecca Foundation, a national cloth diaper lending bank that provides support, education and guidance to low income or in need families. Together the groups will be accepting both new and opened packaged diapers (labeled by size), along with cloth diapers and new containers of wipes or diaper creams.
Donation boxes are available at the Broad Ave. Great Scot and First Presbyterian Church. All diapers will be donated to Hancock County Help Me Grow, Christian Clearing House and Open Arms.