Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

This year’s diaper drive conducted by the Morris County Youth Shelter was an unqualified success, with nearly 9,500 diapers collected.

The diapers were brought to the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance, Child and Family Resources and the Interfaith Food Pantry for distribution. All three agencies partner in the community to help needy families.

Residents and counselors at the Youth Shelter initiated the first diaper drive last year after volunteering at the Interfaith Food Pantry and seeing families who needed not only food, but diapers and other essentials for their children. After collecting 7,400 adult, toddler and infant diapers last year, the shelter staff and residents decided to make the drive an annual event.

They credit the support and generosity of the Morris County community for being able to collect 2,000 more diapers this year, and thank Temple B’nai Or in Morristown; Weecycled Bundles of Joi in Ledgewood; The Morris Center YMCA; the West Morris Area YMCA; Family Intervention Services, The Morris/Sussex Care Management Organization, the Morris County Department of Human Services, the county’s Personnel Office and Motor Services Pool of Morris County for serving as drop-off locations during this year’s diaper drive.