Kick Off with a Call for Diapers
Did you know that most babies require up to a dozen diapers a day, and that one in three families in New Jersey struggle to afford diapers to keep their babies healthy and clean?
Our first Mitzvah-in-a-Minute for fall 2022 addressed that issue, with a Diaper Drive to support National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which begins on Sept. 24. This is part of an annual #greatbigdiaperdrive designed to bring attention to a need that often goes underreported.
Nearly three dozen people dropped off donations at the NCJW/Essex office. They brought infant diapers, toddler diapers and adult diapers, along with wipes and creams that are often overlooked, but are much in demand.
The team, led by Stacey Laken, with help from Dawn Seewald, delivered several carloads of diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. Both organizations provide diapers and other supplies to those in need in Essex County.