2018 Hillsdale Community Diaper Drive a Success!

On June 22nd, the 2018 Community Diaper Drive collected 15,217 diapers.

The goal of the Community Diaper Drive is to help families struggling to make ends meet with hopes to become an annual event.

The event ran from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Community Action Agency. Within four hours 8,056 diapers were received. Donations were received from community members, churches, and human service organizations. Large donations from Aetna, Center for Family Health, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Diapers are a huge expense for low-income families as they can cost a family approximately $3700 from birth until the age of three to purchase store-brand diapers.The cost can force many low income families to decide between rent, utilities, and other necessities.

Distribution plans are underway and one of the first to be Domestic Harmony as they have stated an immediate need. Diapers collected will also be distributed to those in need through CAA, Love, Inc., DHHS, Salvation Army, and area food pantries.