Supervisors declare Diaper Need Awareness Week |

Supervisors declare Diaper Need Awareness Week

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors joins the many state and local governments taking part in the Diaper Need Awareness Week, which consists of diaper need-focused activities across the country with featured events taking place in Washington, D.C.

The Nevada County Diaper Project, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, is calling on all residents of the county to come together to assist in creating awareness to the diaper need in our own community.

One in every three families struggles to buy diapers and many times has to choose between purchasing food and diapers.

There are currently 5.7 million infants and toddlers living in low-income families in the United States, many of whom struggle to provide a necessary supply of diapers. Many live right here in Nevada County.

There are several ways to help these families: Initiate a diaper drive or fundraiser in your church, social group or school; solicit local pharmacies and markets for diaper donations; purchase a box to donate; or send a financial contribution.

Diapers can be dropped off at the Interfaith Food Ministry, 551 Whiting St. or Pampered Earth, 124 S. Main St., both in Grass Valley, and The Holiday Market on Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley. Monetary donations can be mailed to Nevada County Diaper Project, P.O. Box 912, Penn Valley, CA 95946. Visit, email or call (530) 432-1974 for information.

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