Friday, June 18, 2010

Diaper bank to get donation from Huggies

From Illinois-

The area's only diaper bank is about to become a more reliable resource.

The St. Paul Diaper Bank in McHenry will receive a donation of 200,000 diapers from Huggies through Huggies' "Every Little Bottom" program at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The local diaper bank is the only one of 10 recipient locations nationwide that is faith-based.

The Rev. Jim Swarthout of St. Paul Episcopal Church created the diaper bank last year, and said community support has been high, but not always enough.

"We have a difficult time filling the needs sometimes," Swarthout said.

He said St. Paul's still is the only organized diaper bank in the state.

"I think the most important thing for us to do is to teach other people how to do this," Swarthout said.

A 2010 study conducted by Huggies found that one in three American mothers has struggled to provide diapers for her children.

For more information about the diaper bank and the significant donation, read tomorrow's Northwest Herald.

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