Family & Children’s Agency’s (FCA) annual diaper drive brought in more than 15,000 diapers and hundreds of packages of wipes and tubes of diaper cream for families in need this June. Organized by the Agency’s Junior Board of Advisors (JBA), the diaper drive taps a wellspring of community spirit and generosity to help those in FCA’s programs.
Sean Lenahan is a long-time FCA Junior Board member and Wilton resident, and one of the group that organized the Diaper Drive.
“After learning how many families struggle to afford diapers this annual effort became even more important to me. This is my second Diaper Drive as part of the Junior Board of Advisors and every year I’m proud of the impact this event has on the community,” says Lenahan, (pictured above, third from left in navy shirt).
FCA materials point to studies that show not being able to afford needed diapers is a leading cause of maternal depression, and one in three families struggle to afford diapering supplies. Because of this drive each June, FCA is able to have diapering supplies on hand to help children and families in the organization’s programs all year long.
“We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated group of young professionals working to support FCA, and having diapers to give to families in times of crisis is a huge help,” says Robert F. Cashel, president and CEO of FCA.
In addition to planning this drive each year, members of the JBA took time during their July meeting to label, sort, and store the donations.
“Organizing the Diaper Drive is a rewarding part of being on the Junior Board of Advisors. It’s a meaningful project we are proud to work on and it makes a real difference for families in our community,” says Sherlene Rodriguez, co-chair of the JBA.