Community helps local Physical Therapy clinics collect 13,000 diapers!
Fremont Therapy Group wants to thank the community for the support of our March Diaper Drive.
What started as a conversation with UnitedWay of Southwest Wyoming, ended with the collection of over 13,000 diapers statewide.
In Wyoming, lack of diapers for children is a huge, often overlooked, need.
Most government assistance monies (food stamps, etc) cannot be used to purchase diapers. And local food banks rarely have this “luxury” item. In addition, most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities, require parents to provide a day’s supply of diapers. This leaves many parents who cannot go to school or work if they do not have diapers. Obviously, this leads to negative impacts on children and families of your community.
In an effort to help with this need, the staff of our Green River clinic proposed a company wide diaper drive. This singular idea, sparked a successful community effort in 5 Wyoming towns. Each town donated their diapers to local community partners.
Riverton collected 2144 (Abba’s House)
Lander collected 2976 (Lander Care & Share Food Bank)
Rawlins collected 2010 (Society of St Vincent de Paul & DFS)
Rock Springs 1000 (Food Bank of Sweetwater County)
Green River 5082 (Food Bank of Sweetwater County)
For a whopping total of over 13,000 diapers for our Wyoming families! Most importantly, this effort also raised awareness in each community about diaper need.
Thank you Fremont County, Carbon County, and Sweetwater County for your generous diaper donations! For more information on Diaper Need in Wyoming or to organize a diaper drive, please reach out to United Way of Southwest Wyoming http://www.swunitedway.org/
Just because our drive has ended, doesn’t mean the need has been met. You can continue to drop off diapers at any of the 5 locations listed above.