Diaper Drive benefits mothers, children at Catholic Charities Domus Transitional Housing

One-third of Minnesota babies and toddlers don’t have enough clean diapers.

Many parents in the state face the choice of purchasing enough food for their family or keeping their little ones clean and healthy. Public assistance such as food stamps or WIC cannot be used for diapers. Parents who receive financial aid to feed their families still bear the full burden of providing diapers for their youngest children.

A two-week diaper drive benefiting mothers and children of Catholic Charities Domus Transitional Housing starts Monday, Feb. 7, and continues through Friday, Feb. 18. The greatest need is for diaper sizes 2 to 5.

Sponsored by Thrivent financial advisors in the St. Cloud area, the goal is to collect 5,000 diapers for Domus, a residential program in St. Cloud for women-led families. Donations of new packages of diapers and wipes can be delivered to the Thrivent office at 2700 1st St. N., Suite 204, St. Cloud, during business hours.

Domus Transitional Housing is designed for mothers age 18 and older with children from newborn to age 12. The program serves women committed to positive change for themselves and their children by helping to seek and maintain employment, education, sobriety, permanent housing and financial stability.

For questions about the Domus Diaper Drive, contact Catholic Charities development officer Annie Henriksen at annie.henriksen@ccstcloud.org or 320-650-1645.

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Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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