LOMBARD, Ill. –To assist local families during Diaper Need Awareness Week, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is collecting donations of diapers and other baby supplies to benefit Outreach House, a Lombard-based non-profit that provides essential items for infant care.
“Diapers are a daily necessity for babies and toddlers, but many young families simply can’t afford enough diapers to keep their little ones clean, dry and healthy,” Costa Howard said. “Just by donating a box of diapers, we can make a real difference in the life of a child.”
Diaper Need Awareness Week, which begins Monday, Sept. 27, was created to bring public attention to diaper need and its impact on families. To support local participation, Costa Howard is hosting a donation drive to benefit Outreach House, which provides “baby basics” to local low-income families with children under 4 years old.
Outreach House is requesting donations of disposable diapers in sizes 3, 4 and 5, baby wipes, baby wash and shampoo, lotion, and diaper cream.
Donations can be brought to Costa Howard’s district office, at 913 S. Main St. in Lombard, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 1. Donations to Outreach House also can be made online by visiting their Amazon.com wish list, at https://amzn.to/3yhk9Wp.
“No family should have to choose between putting food on the table and buying diapers,” Costa Howard said. “The past year and a half has been so difficult for so many families in our communities. If you can afford to donate just one box of diapers or a single bottle of baby shampoo, you can help make a parent’s life less stressful and bring some comfort and security to a baby in need.”