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United Way kicks off annual diaper drive

Metro Wire Staff

United Way of Portage County will kick off its seventh annual Community Diaper Drive on Mother’s Day weekend. Diapers will be collected through Father’s Day weekend, ending June 16.

More than $12,000 in diapers and monetary donations were collected during last year’s drive, filling a need many local agencies said was a top issue facing struggling families before the diaper drive was first held in 2013.

Diapers can be dropped off through Father’s Day weekend Monday through Friday during business hours at:

United Way of Portage County, 1100 Centerpoint Drive, #302, Stevens Point
NRG Media- 2301 Plover Road, Plover, WI 54467
Adventure 212- 3217 John Joanis Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481
PCBC- 5501 Vern Holmes Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54482
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church- 2000 Roosevelt Dr, Plover, WI 54467
Trinity Lutheran Church- 1410 Rogers St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Redeemer Lutheran Church- 900 Brilowski Rd, Stevens Point, WI 54482
Bio Life- 3325 Business Park Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54482
Tomorrow River Lutheran Parish- 293 S Main St, Amherst, WI 54406
ADRC- 1519 Water St, Stevens Point, WI 54481

A full list of drop off locations can be found online at www.unitedwaypoco.org/community-diaper-drive.

Monetary donations are encouraged, as many distribution partners may be able to take advantage of large quantity pricing. Additionally, storage space is always at a premium and monetary donations allow distribution partners to buy the sizes they need when they need them.

Monetary donations can be dropped off at or sent to United Way of Portage County, c/o Community Diaper Drive, 1100 Centerpoint Dr., #302, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Operation Bootstrap will distribute diapers for those in need, and requests for diapers should be made through Emergency Services.

For more information, visit the United Way of Portage County website at www.unitedwaypoco.org and click on “Community Diaper Drive,” or contact United Way at 715-341-6740 or uway@unitedwaypoco.org.