LAKE COUNTY JOURNAL – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is hosting a diaper drive that will lead up to Mother’s Day, concluding on May 11.
All diapers collected will be donated to Twice As Nice Mother & Child, a nonprofit organization that distributes more than a quarter million diapers each year to families in need throughout Lake County.
“Diapers are imperative to ensuring families have ample opportunity to succeed in life. Oftentimes, quality child care facilities will not accept a child into their program if that child will not be brought with his or her own supply of diapers,” Mason said in a news release. “This can lead to many already struggling parents being unable to find steady, secure employment because they are lacking viable child care options.”
Residents interested in participating in the drive can bring diapers to Mason’s office at 36100 Brookside Drive in Gurnee during regular business hours. To find an alternative time or location to donate, contact Mason’s constituent service office at 847-485-9986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am a single mother myself. I understand that there are countless, complex issues facing families today, but being forced to choose between buying diapers or buying baby formula should not be one of them,” Mason said in the release. “Children deserve to grow up in healthy, nurturing environments, and parents deserve to have the ability to give that to them.”