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Green Bay’s House of Hope will be hosting its seventh annual diaper drive on June 17. The drive runs through the third week of July. Submitted photo

BY MEGHAN CALLAHAN

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GREEN BAY – Green Bay’s House of Hope will be hosting its seventh annual diaper drive on June 17.

“We accept diapers all throughout the year, this is kind of just `the big push,'” said Liz Krumwiede, community engagement coordinator at House of Hope.

The House of Hope has been partnering with Green Bay Doulas to host this event each year since 2018.

Thus far, the House of Hope Diaper Drive has raised about 300,000 diapers for those who need them.

“These diapers not only benefit House of Hope’s clients, but also other non-profits and agencies in the community; we share them with any organization who needs them,” Krumwiede explained.

The goal for this year is to collect about 50,000 diapers.

“House of Hope clients go through a lot of diapers and there is no diaper bank in our community, so that’s why we do this,” she added.

In addition to House of Hope, there are many other sites that accept diaper donations that are in network.

These sites include libraries and the Green Bay Doulas office. The drop of sites are not limited to these, however.

“There are a bunch of other sites located all around the community… This year we have 30 sites total, we may end up adding a few more though,” Krumwiede stated.

Some companies are even participating in the drive.

“There are a few companies that are making employee collections. They’re not public drop offs, but they’re having their employees donate,” she added.

Currently, one in three families cannot afford diapers and often reuse them for lack of options.

“This also prevents parents from enrolling their child in daycare, as disposable diapers are required,” Krumwiede said.

Opened packs of unused diapers are accepted.

If you have diapers that your child has grown out of or would like to contribute, visit www.houseofhopegb.org/diaper-green-bay to find a drop-off location.

The drive runs through the third week of July.

The Pass it Forward™  internship program is sponsored by the Packers Give Back and Nicolet National Bank.

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