For the City Times
United Way of Portage County kicked off its third annual No Child’s Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive on Mother’s Day weekend. Diapers will be collected through Father’s Day weekend, ending June 21.
Approximately $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. This year’s drive is already off to a stellar start, as the Women’s Fund of Portage County awarded $2,000 in match funds to purchase diapers during their annual luncheon on Friday, May 8.
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
- Biolife, 3325 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point
- Community First Bank, 275 W. Grand Avenue, Rosholt, and 5525 Highway 10 East, Stevens Point
- Blenker Building Systems, Inc., 500 Lorry St., Amherst
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2000 Roosevelt Drive, Plover
- Faith Lutheran Church, 253 S. Main Street, Rosholt
- Reedemer Lutheran Church, 900 Brilowski Road, Stevens Point
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 No Child’s Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive, 1100 Centerpoint Dr., #302, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
The primary source for distribution of diapers will be Operation Bootstrap. Emergency and holiday distribution will be provided through other programs serving income-qualified families. Organizations will follow a tracking system and each family they will distribute to will meet established criteria. Requests for diapers should be made through Emergency Services.
About United Way of Portage County
United Way is working to inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow by focusing on the building blocks for a better life—education, income, and health. Everyone in the community is invited to be a part of this effort. Give, advocate, and volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, visit unitedwaypoco.org.