Diaper Marquette County supports great cause

It’s something many people take for granted: Having the resources to buy diapers for your baby.

This week, Diaper Marquette County has hosted its Fall Diaper Drive to benefit families in need. Diaper Marquette County works to increase awareness of diapering needs and collect donations of diapers and wipes for local families in need, with the support of community partners.

Donations collected this week will support The New Free Store, which provides clothes, linens, cleaning supplies and hygiene supplies to our neighbors feeling a financial burden.

This particular collection drive ends today, but drive organizers said some of the participating collection spots will continue to accept diapers through Saturday. This includes Jim’s Jubilee Foods in Ishpeming, Maple Ridge Resort in Michigamme and Ace Hardware in Chocolay Township.

Support of any kind is always welcome.

It’s as Diaper Marquette County founder Melinda Britton — owner of Doulas of Marquette and founder of Diaper Marquette County — said: “Many families already in need are continuing to face additional financial challenges. No one should have to hold off on a necessary diaper change for their baby because they are afraid they won’t have enough diapers.

In addition to creating physical and emotional risks for babies, diaper insecurity increases rates for depression for parents as well. Giving parents the ability to care for their baby as needed can be so life changing — one small change can make all the difference.”

The New Free Store Manager Judy Kitchen said that enterprise helps many individuals and families in need by providing essentials at no cost. She added: Many of these individuals have small children and donations of diapers and wipes will help us continue our mission and provide relief for many parents.”

Diapers of all sizes are welcome and needed all through the year.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DiaperMarquetteCounty.

We thank all who helped in this drive and hope donations continue to be made all year long.


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