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Throw a "Diaper" Party

Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank is in dire need of disposable diapers for needy families, especially during holiday time. They suggest you ask guests to holiday gatherings to bring diapers to donate


Yeah, we know, hosting a diaper party sounds a little weird. In fact if I told people I was having a party and wanted them to bring disposable diapers, they'd wonder if there was something I wasn't telling them!

But, seriously, this is an easy one if you haven't yet picked out a volunteer opportunity from our ongoing Sparkt "25 Days of Volunteering" options (we're spending the month giving you our favorite picks to give back during the holidays).

First, if you don't know about the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank and the issue of "diaper need" you should. Did you know that babies need 6-10 diapers a day? According to the diaper bank, diapers cost $18 per week on average per child. You do the math. The high cost means 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers (you can't use food stamps to buy them), and since kids can't go to daycare without disposal diapers, their parents can't go to work, look for a job or go to school.

Diaper need is a "silent crisis." Western PA Diaper Bank website

The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank is here to try and solve that problem by purchasing or collecting donated disposable diapers and distributing them to partner agencies, who then give them to families who need them. Unfortunately diaper donations are typically down during the holidays when families are focused on giving to other things like toy drives.

Here's where you come in. If you're hosting a gathering over the holidays, why not ask your guests to bring a package of disposable diapers to donate to the Diaper Bank? They have a complete how-to guide on their website.

If you don't want to hold a diaper drive, they'd gladly accept your donation . Then you can spend your holiday with your kids and grandkids feeling good that a child somewhere is healthy, happy and dry because of you!

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