April 23, 2019 | Diaper Drive aims to support local crisis pregnancy centers and parenting programs
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Apr. 23, 2019) – During the month of May, Catholic Charities and the diocesan Office of Marriage, Family Life, and Pro-Life will be collecting diapers for the fifth annual Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive. Diapers and baby wipes can be dropped off at the Catholic Charities-Green Bay office, as well as several crisis pregnancy centers across northeast Wisconsin. There is a huge need within our area for diapers, but particularly the larger ones for toddlers, sizes 3-6.
Consulting with area pregnancy centers and hearing the needs of Catholic Charities clients, the Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive aims to support parents in a very practical way. Thanks to the generosity of those who donated last year, countless families received this tangible support in numerous communities across the diocese.
“On average, a baby requires one package of diapers per week. One package of diapers is $10 which means families will spend over $500 on diapers per year. The idea behind our diaper drive is 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 rent or additional baby supplies that aren’t available through other community programs,” said Cassandra Krueger, child and family services case manager for Catholic Charities.
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.