ALTON, Ill. – To help bring more attention to the issue during Diaper Need Awareness Week, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is joining fellow Metro East legislators in collecting diapers the week of Sept. 23 for donation to Soup-and-Share, a local organization serving families in need.
“When we think about items to donate to help families in need, it can be easy to forget the need for clean diapers for infants and toddlers,” said Bristow. “In the United States, one in three families struggle to provide dry, clean diapers for their children.”
Over the summer, Bristow collected food and clothing in her office to help local families. She is now joining six other area legislators in helping collect diapers in observance of national Diaper Need Awareness week, Sept. 23-29. Residents are encouraged to drop off diapers for infants and young children at her constituent service office located at 102 W. 9th St., Suite 104 in Alton. The products collected will be donated to Soup-and-Share in Madison, IL to help launch their Diaper Bank for families across Madison County and the Metro East.
“I am proud to work with our legislators to help Soup-and-Share launch their Diaper Bank and to help support an organization that does so much great work for many families across our county,” said Bristow. “One of the strongest values that we all share is ensuring care for our infants and young children, and Soup-and-Share’s Diaper Bank will be working to help young families provide a basic need for their infants.”