United Way's Women United Collecting Diapers For Needy Families

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WALL, NJ — The United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Women United group is hosting a diaper drive to help families in need in the two counties.

"There are many parents and caregivers in Monmouth and Ocean counties who unfortunately lack a sufficient supply of diapers for their young children to remain clean, dry and healthy," the organization said. Diapers cost an average of $80 a month for one baby, and cannot be purchased using WIC (the federal program that assists women with infants and young children), SNAP benefits or other government programs.

"Financial challenges existed for many families prior to the COVID-19 crisis, but now with additional obstacles such as job loss, rising costs of food and scarcity of basic necessities, they are having to make even more difficult decisions about how their limited funds are spent," said Kelly Fliller, chair of the Women United group.

The group's mission is to improve the lives of youth and their families.

Diapers in any size, any brand and in any amount can be donated through Women United’s Target wish list now through June 19. The list can be found online. Diapers can also be purchased in stores and dropped off at the United Way office on June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. or June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office is located at 4814 Outlook Dr. in Wall; donations can be brought to the United Way van in the back parking lot. Arrangements can be made for curbside pick-up if needed.

For more information about the Diaper Drive, please visit uwmoc.org/diaper-drive or contact Jackie Liguori at 848-206-2037 or jliguori@uwmoc.org.

This article originally appeared on the Wall Patch

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