Diaper Drive: Make a Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 10, 2016

Healthy Start is requesting donations to help a mothers in need with a gift of diapers for their baby.  Donations will benefit babies in Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.

  • 1 in 2 families (1,500+) in the Healthy Start program struggle to buy diapers.
  • Food stamps cannot buy diapers.
  • Diapers cost about $75-$100 per month per baby.
  • Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks and increased possibility for child abuse.

In addition to individual donations, we are also asking businesses, churches, and civic groups to consider running a diaper drive.  BB&T – Oswald Trippe and Company is leading the way through their annual Light House Project with a diaper drive that raised more the 960 packages of diapers and 120 packages of wipes. (See attached picture file.  Names from left to right: Velda Babb, Shernette Atkinson, Lizzi Paz, Jennifer Hammerstone, Barbara Allen, Allison Norris, Paul Copeland, and Kate Gilbert.)

Donations can be made online at www.HealthyStartBaby.org

or mail a check to:

Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest FL
1921 Jefferson Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901