Monday, August 22, 2011

The JLBR Addresses Diaper Need in the Community

Marjorie Hollman, Harlee Samuels, Dee Lewis, Sarah Flynn
The Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank is a new initiative this year that will address the issue of "diaper need" in this community.  Once a month the Diaper Bank Committee will hold a Diaper Distribution Day, as well as various diaper drives in order to restock our inventory so that families in need can continue to receive this important service.

This past week has been very busy for the Junior League of Boca Raton's Diaper Bank Committee.  On Tuesday, August 16th the Committee held its monthly meeting at Cabana El Ray on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.  Led by Chair Gina Griffin, the Committee enjoyed dinner and planned for our first Diaper Distribution Day on Saturday, August 20th.  

When Saturday arrived, several Committee members assisted by Done in a Day (DIAD) volunteers met at the storage facility to transport diapers to Florence Fuller's east campus.  There representatives from the selected organizations who will receive diapers this year -- Caridad Center, Family Promise, Florence Fuller Child Development Center and Milagro Center -- picked up 2,800 diapers that they will then pass on to the families they serve.  

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