Stork & Company of Wisconsin has been working for the past two and a half years to provide infant supplies to needy families in the Milwaukee area.
The nonprofit usually focuses on baby boxes filled with things like baby mattresses, thermometers, clothes and baby care resources.
Next week, though, starting on Child Health Day, October 3, Stork & Company's focus will be on collecting diapers, which will be distributed to organizations like hospitals and health centers, where they will be distributed to families in need.
Five Milwaukee Public Library locations will serve as drop-off sites for the diapers, which can be donated during the libraries' operating hours October 3 through October 7.
According to Stork & Company, "For struggling families, purchasing diapers can be a hard cost to manage. An adequate quantity of diapers can cost $100 or more per month.... Unfortunately, services such as WIC and SNAP do not cover the cost of diapers for families. Due to this, some low-income families have their babies spend a day or more in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks."
Participating libraries are:
Bay View Library - 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Capitol Library - 3969 N. 74 St.
East Library - 2320 N. Cramer St.
Tippecanoe Library - 3912 S. Howell Ave.
Zablocki Library - 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Stork & Company will also be accepting monetary donations to purchase diapers. Visit the donation page for more information.