2nd Annual ‘Diaper Need Awareness Week’ begins in Rapid City
Donate diapers all week long to those in need.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – This week is being proclaimed as “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in Rapid City for the second year in a row. Mayor Steve Allender took part in the official ceremony Monday at Volunteers of America (VOA).
This week encourages the public to donate generously to diaper banks, diaper drives and organizations that distribute diapers to families in need in the community.
Kelly Folsom is the director of operations at the VOA. She told NewsCenter1 that they receive thousands of donations each year to help people who cannot afford to change their child’s diaper. With the average infant or toddler needing 50 diaper changes per week, any extra help these parents can get is always appreciated.
If you would like to donate boxed or packaged diapers, you can do so this week at either the C/SAC Building, Monday through Friday, or to Volunteers of America at 111 New York St. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.