Diaper drive sets record

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Over the last four weeks, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christine Short encouraged her clients and community members to give back by hosting a diaper drive for local children. The collected diapers were donated to Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) Head Start Centers located in Lincoln.

This annual event has continued to collect more items than the year before. This year holds the record for the most items collected with over 4,780 units. This year a $1,000 donation was also received towards the drive.

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This will allow the Head Start program to purchase diapers in the sizes they need when they need them. Since the diaper drive was started in 2017, Christine Short’s office has collected more than 17,880 units including diapers and wipes.

Breann Titus, Agency Development Director for CAPCIL, said the agency is grateful for the donation.

Christine Short, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, along with Breann Titus, CAPCIL Director of Agency Development, pose near some of the diaper donations.
Christine Short, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, along with Breann Titus, CAPCIL Director of Agency Development, pose near some of the diaper donations.

“Christine and her staff are amazing to work with and we are thankful for this partnership.”, said Titus.

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Head Start Director, Jenifer Deweese, said these donations make an impact.

“The Early Head Start center-based programs use thousands of diapers each year. Diapers are a large expense therefore donations from local businesses and the communities we serve have allowed us to use grant dollars on other classrooms needs such as educational materials and developmentally appropriate toys.” said Deweese.

For additional information about Head Start or how you can get involved please visit CAPCIL’s website (www.capcil.info).

This article originally appeared on Lincoln Courier: Diaper drive a success for Head Start

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