United Way Of The Coastal Empire Donates To Families In Need


Trudy Jones, United Way 2-1-1 Director and LaVanda Brown, Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia.
Trudy Jones, United Way 2-1-1 Director and LaVanda Brown, Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia.

United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed 25,000 diapers to help families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies. Diapers were generously donated by employees of Weyerhaeuser.

Through United Way 2-1-1, diapers were distributed to local non-profit organizations that already have a diaper distribution program in place. The agencies receiving diapers were Coastal Pregnancy Center, The Effingham Center for Working Families, Economic Opportunity for Savannah Chatham County Area, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia, Liberty County Children’s

Home, Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill, Tri-County Protective Agency, Union Mission, United Way of the Coastal Empire – Bryan County office and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah

“When we think of basic needs, diapers may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, some families have cut back on food, utilities or child care in order to buy enough diapers,” said Trudy Jones, United Way 2-1-1 Director. A healthy change of diapers can cost as much as $100 a month. Safety net programs, such as Food Stamp or Women, Infant and Children (WIC), do not cover diapers.

Weyerhaeuser’s donation of 25,000 diapers, up from 13,000 last year, will help ensure the children in our community have an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. Weyerhaeuser uses a renewable resource to produce biodegradable fluff pulp that is used in many of the diapers sold today.

For more information about Weyerhaeuser’s diapers donation, please contact Trudy Jones at 912.651.7712 or tjones@uwce.org.


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