Monday, May 4, 2020

Interfaith effort collecting, donating diapers and personal hygiene products

From Springfield Mass.-

Sometimes women have to choose between diapers for their babies or tampons for themselves. Sometimes those items are sacrificed to pay the rent or electric bill.

“Given the shut-down of many non-profits and take-away centers during this COVID-19 pandemic, food banks are allocating their available space for food items. This means that families may have to choose between food, paying their electric bill or buying personal care products like diapers,” said the Rev. Charlotte H. LaForest, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Longmeadow. “An inadequate supply of these items can lead to health issues.”

So when a concern was raised about the need for diapers, feminine products and incontinence supplies, LaForest and church members formed Longmeadow Loves, a supply drive throughout the month of May.

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