AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Hernandez, is hosting a diaper drive from Monday, Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 to benefit local families in need.
“Working families face dynamic and competing challenges that come with raising children day-in and day-out, and that’s even without issues caused by the pandemic layered on top of that,” said Hernandez. “Parents should not have to choose between putting food on their tables or purchasing necessary diapers for their children. I encourage all those who can to consider donating diapers during our supply drive and help local families in need.”
National Diaper Need Awareness Week draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S. A study conducted by the National Diaper Bank Network found that one in three U.S. families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy. Hernandez is asking local residents to donate unopened or open packages of diapers in all sizes, baby wipes, and diaper bags. Donations can be dropped off at her district office from Monday through Friday, located at 540 W Galena Blvd. in Aurora, or at the following locations in Aurora: Tredwell Coffee, Good Morning Aurora, Family Focus, Endiro Coffee, McCarty Mills, Santori Library and the Aurora Business Center. For a convenient contactless option, individuals can donate on-line via an Amazon Registry by visiting, bit.ly/diaperdriveaurora.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Hernandez’s full time constituent service office by calling 630-270-1848 or emailing RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.