United Way Of The Coastal Empire To Distribute Diapers To Benefit Families In Need


For the third consecutive year, United Way of the Coastal Empire partnered with Weyerhaeuser employees to distribute more than 41,000 diapers, up from 25,000 last year, to help families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies.

Diapers were distributed to local non-profit organizations that already have a diaper distribution program in place. The goal is to ensure that every child has enough diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. In low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer on one diaper, leading to potential health risks. Safety net programs, such as Food Stamps or Women, Infant and Children (WIC), do not cover diapers, which can cost as much as $100 a month.

The agencies receiving diapers were Coastal Pregnancy Center, E-Connect, Economic Opportunity for Savannah-Chatham County Area, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia, Kicklighter Resource Center, Liberty County Gabriel’s House, Lutheran Services of Georgia, Savannah Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Shelter, Shelter from the Rain, Union Mission, United Way of the Coastal Empire – Bryan County office and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah.

United Way is extremely grateful to Weyerhaeuser and its employees for repeatedly reaching out to help our community. Each year, Weyerhaeuser employees contribute to United Way, largely through payroll donations. Last year, Weyerhaeuser employees raised nearly $15,000 for United Way.

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

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