Diaper drive coming to Chesterfield in March

Diaper drive coming to Chesterfield in March

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County's Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold a diaper drive during the month of March.

The drive will help families who struggle financially to make the purchases, sometimes having to choose between diapers and other basic necessities.

"Unfortunately, for some families even providing necessities like diapers and wipes can be a challenge," said Andelicia Neville, Families First program coordinator. "The diaper drive supports first-time parents enrolled in our Families First program as they continue on their journeys to become stronger parents. And stronger families create stronger communities."

Last year, more than 10,200 diapers were collected. In addition to regular diapers, pull-up diapers and diaper wipes also are being collected.

All Chesterfield County Public libraries, except for Central Library, which is closed for renovation, will collect unopened packages of disposal diapers, pull-ups and wipes during regular business hours.

Click here for library locations and hours. The Colonial Heights library also is a d rop-off site.

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