BCUW & GGBLC to host Diaper Drive
Brown County United Way and the Greater Green Bay Labor Council to host the 11th Annual Diaper Drive
Collection boxes will be placed at all five greater Green Bay Festival Foods locations.
GREEN BAY— Brown County United Way and the Greater Green Bay Labor Council are working together to hold a two-week-long diaper drive from September 23 to October 7 in Brown County. These dates coincide with National Diaper Need Awareness Week from September 24 through October 2.
To kick off the 2022 Diaper Drive, Brown County United Way and the Greater Green Bay Labor Council will host a Diaper Blitz at the Festival Foods on West Mason Street, a crucial collection site since the drive was created. At the event and throughout the drive, they will spread awareness of local families’ need for diapers and encourage shoppers to donate to the 2022 Diaper Drive. A related proclamation will be issued by Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach.
Donation boxes will be placed at all five Festival Foods locations in Brown County during the Diaper Drive. Monetary donations will also be accepted on the website browncountyunitedway.org.
According to the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three families struggles with diaper needs. Diapers cost around $80 a month and only one federal assistance program can assist with the cost. Babies need around 12 diapers a day and toddlers need around eight.
About Brown County United Way: Founded in 1925, Brown County United Way (BCUW) is a center for community-based strategies. Through direct fundraising, grant making, community mobilization, and advocacy efforts, Brown County United Way leverages all its organizational resources and deep local partnerships to advance targeted community solutions. With the help of more than 500 community volunteers from all community sectors, Brown County United Way is dedicated to finding solutions to the community’s most pressing human-services issues.