July 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - July 29, 2017 @ 10:10 am
The Silver City Woman’s Club has added a new Community Outreach project, “Diaper Project”. Diaper Project Chairperson Vera MacGregor went online and ordered 1,812 Cutie diapers from Jet.com. The diapers which are discounted for nonprofit’s cost .13 cents each. The funds for the first diaper order were donated by the membership, by passing the hat during the July 8, general members meeting.
Asked why this project appealed to Vera she stated “I felt that it was a perfect program for the Woman’s Club. As women, it is important that we support young families. Not every young family has a grandmother nearby. We can be that support for these young parents and share in their joy”.
“Going forward, I see this becoming a tradition in our Club. Our members can encourage young women and offer them support and friendship at a time of immense change in their lives”. stated MacGregor.”
The public is invited to donate to this new project. Either a cash, check or diaper donation will be welcomed.
The program was begun by the Federal Government by President Obama. Hearing a president talk about diaper need, a crucial but often ignored problem for poor families, is unprecedented and fantastic. Diapers are expensive, averaging around $80 a month, and the poorest 20 percent of families spend an average of 14 percent of their income on them. One out of every three American children is being raised by parents who struggle to afford diapers, and children whose parents don’t provide diapers cannot participate in early childhood education programs. It’s not an exaggeration to say that for many parents, affordable diapers are the key to accessing care and education for their children. The White House turned to Silicon Valley, enlisting e-commerce start-up Jet and diaper manufacturer First Quality to work together to provide lower-cost diapers to individual non-profits, which will then distribute them to families in need.