FRAMINGHAM – The Lutheran Church of Framingham and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, partners in mission and ministry, will hold a virtual diaper collection to benefit The Diaper Project at A Place To Turn.
Diapers, baby wipes, and baby shampoo are not covered by SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or any other federal or state
programs. This collection provides diapers, baby wipes, and baby shampoo to families in our Metrowest community who are in financial distress.
Up to 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham alone struggle to buy diapers, according to A Place To Turn.
How can you help?
You can participate and help by shopping online at your favorite retailer for diapers (please only sizes 5 & 6), baby wipes, and baby shampoo. When
ordering, please have the items shipped directly to: The Diaper Project, 11 Clemmons St., Southborough, MA 01772
Monetary donations may also be made on the A Place To Turn website: https://www.aplacetoturn-natick.org/ . Click the “Make a Donation” button at the top right section of their home page. If you’d like, you can type St. A/LCF Diaper Collection in the comment section. You may also send a check made payable to A Place To Turn to 99 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760 and write St.A/LCF Diaper Collection on the memo line.
There is a constant need for these items and donations are needed all year, but this collection will focus on the remainder of July and August.
A Place To Turn is located at 99 Hartford Street Natick.
THE DIAPER PROJECT provides families in financial distress with up to 2 weeks of diapers every 60 days to keep them clean, dry, and healthy.
- WIC and food stamp programs don’t cover the cost of diapers.
- A family needs up to $100 a month for diapers per child.
- Many parents are forced to re-use diapers or leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate.
- Many families have to decide between food, medicine, and clean babies.
- Without diapers, babies cannot attend daycare or early childhood programs.