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Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive Assists Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Parenting Programs

Diocese of Green Bay LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 26, 2017) -- During the month of October, Catholic Charities and the Diocesan Office of Marriage, Family Life, and Pro-Life will be collecting diapers for the third annual Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive. Diapers and baby wipes can be dropped off at Catholic Charities locations in Green Bay and Appleton, as well as at several crisis pregnancy centers across northeast Wisconsin.

Consulting with area pregnancy centers and hearing the needs of Catholic Charities clients, the Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive aims to support families in a very practical way. Over 40,000 diapers were collected last year, more than double what was collected the previous year.

Alleviate Financial Burdens

"The idea," said Tara DeGrave, Child and Family Services Manager for Catholic Charities, "was to alleviate some of the financial burdens, to free up some of the funds (our clients) would spend on diapers, so they can spend that on their rent or other baby supplies that aren't covered by any other community program."

There is a huge need within our area for diapers, but particularly the larger ones for toddlers, sizes 3-6. Diapers and baby wipes may be dropped off at Catholic Charities offices in Appleton and Green Bay and at Mother and Unborn Baby Care in Appleton, the A&A Alexandrina Center in Green Bay, Bay Area Pregnancy Services in Marinette, Bella Medical Clinic in Oshkosh, Hope Life Center in Antigo, and The Crossing of Manitowoc County. For more information, drop-off location addresses please visit www.gbdioc.org/diaperdrive.

Eight Drop-off Sites

Diaper Drive drop-off sites:

  • Hope Life Center -- 622 Fifth Ave., Antigo
  • Catholic Charities, Appleton Office -- 214 E Summer St., Appleton
  • Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Inc. -- 526 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton
  • Catholic Charities, Green Bay Office -- 1825 Riverside Dr., Green Bay
  • A&A Alexandrina Center -- 101 N. Webster Ave., Green Bay
  • The Crossing of Manitowoc County -- 205 N. 8th St., Manitowoc
  • Bay Area Pregnancy Services, Inc. -- 2420 Hall Ave., Marinette
  • Bella Medical Clinic -- 1484 W. South Park Ave., Oshkosh

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As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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