DERBY – On Monday, September 28, Mayor Anita Dugatto presented David Morgan, TEAM President/CEO a proclamation recognizing the week of September 28 – October 2 as National Diaper Need Awareness Week.
A signature initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), Diaper Need Awareness Week features a range of activities focused on diaper need and its prevalence in communities across the country.
“Derby is proud to be home to the TEAM Diaper Bank that recognizes the importance of diapers in helping to produce economic stability for families and distribute diapers to poor families through various channels”, stated Mayor Dugatto. “I encourage the citizens of Derby to donate generously to the TEAM Diaper Bank and those organizations that distribute diapers to families in need to help alleviate diaper bank need in Derby and the surrounding communities.”
Though diapers are a basic need for every child in their first years and are essential to the health and well-being of the child, safety net programs that provide assistance to low-income families such as SNAP (food stamps) and WIC do not cover the purchase of diapers.
To address the needs of families in the Valley, TEAM Diaper Bank provides monthly diapers and wipes to more than 200 eligible families residing in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. Since opening in 2013, TEAM has distributed over 300,000 diapers to Valley families.
As part of Diaper Need Awareness Week, TEAM Diaper Bank will be hosting a workshop providing diapering and potty training support for all families with young children in the community. The public is invited to register for the workshop being held on Thursday, October 1 from 5:30-7:30 PM at TEAM Early Education Center, 80 Howard Avenue in Ansonia.
Individuals and organizations can get involved in Diaper Need Awareness Week by donating to the Diaper Bank or hosting a diaper drive.
For further information about TEAM Diaper Bank or to donate, please contact Ayanna Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-736-5420 ext. 204.
(This is a press release from TEAM, Inc.)