The cost of diapers can be a hardship for families but thanks to the support of our local community during Child Care Resource Center’s recent diaper drive, many families with young children will receive help with this necessity.
CCRC hosted two drop off diaper drive events in early May – one in Antelope Valley, the other in San Fernando Valley. A number of individual donors dropped off packs of diapers, businesses backed our effort and local policymakers stopped by to show their support.
Assemblyman Tom Lackey and his wife dropped off boxes of diapers and presented CCRC with an award of recognition.
“CCRC is doing some amazing things for people who are having trouble in our society today,” Mr. Lackey said. “CCRC is offering that supplemental assistance that is so critical in the upbringing of children and just plain families but today we’re focusing on children. If you’re not aware, go price diapers and see how expensive they are, they’re not cheap.”
Infants require up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers go through about eight diapers each day. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month for a single baby and nearly 1 in 3 Americans households cannot afford diapers.
The Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber and North Valley Chamber of Commerce donated, as well as several businesses that have long supported CCRC. L3 Harris, a Van Nuys company that has supported CCRC for many years, raised nearly $250 from employee donations and contributed the cash along with four large boxes of diapers. Grocery Outlet, which donated to CCRC’s holiday fundraiser, contributed $100 to help purchase diapers.
Though many individual donors did not want to be recognized for their contribution, they told us they know things have been hard for families during the pandemic and they wanted to help out.
This was CCRC’s first diaper drive and we appreciate the community support in making this event a success.