Danvers Public Health Nurse Holding Diaper Drive Benefiting Danvers Families in Need
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition of this, the Danvers Public and Environmental Health Division will be sponsoring a Diaper Drive benefiting Danvers families.
Did you know 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children?
A lack of diapers has many negative outcomes for children and families’ health, economic and emotional welfare, and even impacts educational opportunities. Per the National Diaper Bank Network, “Women with diaper need also reported more difficulty with stress management, depression and coping with trauma – which can negatively affect a child’s health and development”. Increased stress and depression can in turn increase the chances of abuse.
Location and Hours
There are three donation boxes located in Town:
Town Hall, 1 Sylvan St., Main Entry
Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone St., Main Entry
Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan St, Main Entry
Donations of unopened diapers/wipes can be dropped off April 4-April 28 during each facility’s regular business hours.
All diaper sizes are needed, from newborn to size six. All diapers/wipes collected will be distributed to Danvers homeless and People to People Food Pantry in Danvers.
For further information, contact Public Health Nurse, Judith Ryan, at 978-762-0208