Frankfort, IL… Following up on previously successful holiday drives that benefited economically challenged local mothers, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is proud to again announce her annual diaper drive. This month-long donation drive will begin next Monday, November 19th.
More than 5 million children in the US live in poor or low-income families. On average, a newborn goes through about 360 diapers per month. Unfortunately, the so-called “diaper loophole” means that government assistance programs, like SNAP, don’t cover diapers, which are essential to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. Cleanliness is essential to the physical and mental well-being of infants and contributes positively to their growth.
“As a community, we are measured mostly by how we take care of those who are struggling,” Rep McDermed said. “It’s the season of giving and I am asking residents to share their good fortune this season and help address an under-served, but still very important, need in our community.” Donations will be collected at Rep. McDermed’s district office and will be distributed to local non-profits that help new mothers and families in need. Residents can also set up deliveries directly to the office from companies like Amazon.
What: Diapers, baby wipes, and diaper rash cream
Where: Rep. McDermed’s office, 11032 W Lincoln Hwy, Frankfort
When: Monday, November 19th to Wednesday, December 19th