GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In September, Gold Coast Doulas hosted its third annual Diaper Drive with a goal to collect 30,000 diapers to support families in need in Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties.
Diaper Need Awareness Week is a week to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.
After a week of fundraising, the total numbers are in. Gold Coast Doulas and area businesses helped raise:
18,963 disposable diapers
442 cloth diaper covers
107 cloth wipes
36 wet bags
530 diaper pads