In an effort to strengthen our community by serving the poor and underserved, our district governor has initiated a districtwide diaper drive.
Currently 21% of children in the United States are living below the federal poverty line. Although there are programs that assist low income families with food, nutritional supplements and housing, no federal programs offer diaper assistance.
According to the Yale School of Medicine, many mothers keep their children in soiled diapers because of limited access to clean ones, resulting in skin rashes and urinary tract infections. This study also tied poor maternal mental health to a lack of diapers. The study of 877 women was here in the city of New Haven but is not just a local problem.
The Orange Lion Club will be collecting full boxes (no partials please) of diapers. Diaper collections will take place until Saturday, Sept. 24.
For more information, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062.
— Orange Live will Update with drop-off details when they become available.
The Coldwell Banker offices at 564 Racebrook Road, Orange and 270 Amity Road, Woodbridge will serve as drop-off points for this drive.