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Here's a real way you can help the community: donate diapers

Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:37:01-04

Woodside Homes loves to give back to the community, and one way they do that is by partnering with HomeAid Utah and Utah Diaper Bank for a diaper drive.

Claire Larson from Woodside Homes says they are involved at the national and local level. In 2019, Larson says they were able to make a huge impact with the diaper drive, but this year the need is even greater.

Vic Velivis, executive director and founder of Utah Diaper Bank. says there are no safety-net programs such as the Food Stamp Program/ or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to cover the cost of diapers.

Last year, this was the largest diaper drive in the organization's history, collecting more than 100,000 diapers. Velivis says that's about 20 percent of the diapers needed for the entire year in 2019.

With the increased demand the need has more than doubled this for April, May, and June.

If you'd like to help, you can drop off diapers at Rio Tinto – Friday, August 28 from 8am to 1pm (social distancing and COVID-19 protocols required).

You can also donate at utahdiaperbank.org.

For more information please visit woodsidehomes.com/utah.