DIAPER SIZES NEEDED THIS WEEK SIZE 6
We are ever so grateful for your support and generosity in donating diapers, and monetary contributions. We continue to add to the numbers of families we are able to help, as well as provide assistance to local agencies who offer services to our neighbors in need. This could not be possible without your support. Also, much gratitude for all who have come forward to donate their time! Thank you!
Diaper Pantry Hours
The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
9:30 – 11:00 at St. Kateri Parish Office
THANK YOU, DIAPER PANTRY VOLUNTEERS!
We’d like to thank all of our wonderful Diaper Pantry volunteers for their hard work and generous spirits as they ensure that all area babies in need of clean dry diapers are accommodated!
These energetic parishioners not only provide a friendly welcome and prompt service to the Diaper Pantry’s clients, but they sort and track inventory, package donations, and see that the operation runs smoothly. On behalf of the Social Justice Ministry and our entire Collaborative, thanks to all – you are truly living your faith and the Gospel!
Some observations from our Diaper Pantry volunteers:
"For me it is so touching to see these struggling mothers come in with their sweet babies. We get to oohh and ahh over them and you can see the mother’s pride. They are so happy leaving with their much-needed diapers and a little affirmation."
"The community is making a difference in the generous donations to the Diaper Pantry. The clients and volunteers are appreciative and grateful to the parishioners."
“The Diaper Pantry gives its volunteers an opportunity to meet many local moms and other caregivers. They all share a deep love for their babies and a desire to provide for them in every way possible. Most people could likely imagine, having to ask for help from strangers can be a humbling experience. The gratitude these clients express to us in exchange for diapers and baby wipes is heartwarming. Something so simple can mean so much to so many. “
"We help a variety of clients – parents of babies, parents with multiple children, grandparents taking care of grandkids, non-English speaking parents. The one thing they all have in common is their appreciation of the kindness of others in helping them through a difficult time. It is one less thing for them to worry about."
"When the client says, 'You don’t know what a help this is. I don’t have to think about buying diapers.' You are meeting a huge need for the clients."
As a subcommittee of our Collaborative’s Social Justice Ministry, the diaper pantry’s mission is to provide diapers to families in need within our Collaborative area, by partnering with community organizations that serve those less fortunate.
Research shows that one in three U.S. families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy.