United Way hopes to collect 50,000 diapers for babies in need by Tuesday night
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Right now, a big effort to help babies in need is underway in West Michigan.
The Kellogg Community Credit Union, at Drake and Stadium, is one of the drop-off sites for the United Way's five-day diaper drive.
It kicked off on Friday, and runs through Tuesday.
This is the first-ever diaper drive by the United Way of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
They're hoping to collect 50,000 diapers by Tuesday night.
There's no state or federal safety net to help those on assistance with diapers, which means many times babies are left for too long in wet or dirty diapers--which can be a health hazard.
The United Way decided to step in with the drive, and will be delivering the diapers to agencies all around West Michigan.
There are donation sites all around Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, including any Kellogg Community Credit Union or On Staff office.
Organizers say they need sizes two through five the most, and are even looking for pull-ups and swim diapers.
For more information on drop-off sites, or to donate, click here.