An­nual di­a­per drive set to be­gin in Au­gust

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— In 2014, while look­ing for a place to do­nate out-grown di­a­pers, Jackie Weis­man, a Caro­line County na­tive who now lives in Crofton, dis­cov­ered the di­a­per gap, which stems from the fact that the fed­eral pro­gram de­signed to help low in­come fam­i­lies, WIC, does not cover di­a­pers. In the metro area, Di­a­per Banks ex­ist to help fill this gap; how­ever, no such place ex­ists in ru­ral Caro­line County.

This dis­cov­ery led to set­ting a goal of col­lect­ing 3,100 di­a­pers (in honor of Weis­man’s 31st birth­day). Not only was this goal met, it was sur­passed with a fi­nal count of 8,101 di­a­pers, along with a mas­sive amount of wipes and di­a­per cream. These were all do­nated to St. Martin’s Min­istries in Ridgely.

In the fol­low­ing years, Weis­man has fa­cil­i­tated the col­lec­tion of over 30,000 di­a­pers with the sup­port of the com­mu­nity. This year’s goal has been set at 12,000 di­a­pers. Dona­tions can be made dur­ing the month of Au­gust a va­ri­ety of ways.

De­liver new or open pack­ages of di­a­pers, wipes or di­a­per rash cream to the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

• Chop­tank Trans­port: 3601 Chop­tank Rd, Pre­ston, MD 21652

• Cre­ative Gar­dens Nurs­ery School: 1560 Crofton Pkwy, Crofton, MD 21114

• Sears Home­town Store, Eas­ton: 219 Marl­boro Ave, Eas­ton, MD 21601

• Sears Home­town Store, Kent Is­land: 1521 Postal Rd, Ch­ester, MD 21619

• Friendly Flow­ers, Mills­boro: 26582 John J Wil­liams Hwy Mills­boro, DE 19966,

To ship pack­ages, email jackie@mud­dling­momma.com.

Send a mone­tary do­na­tion via check or an Ama­zon e-gift card to jackie@mud­dling­momma.com.

You can also visit gofundme.com/12for1­di­a­per­drive17.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the 4th An­nual Di­a­per Drive, con­tact Jackie Weis­man, jackie@mud­dling­momma.com or 410.310.4588, or visit www.12for1.org.

Jackie Weis­man with her fam­ily.

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