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Borough President Brewer, Food Bank For NYC launch holiday "diaper drive"
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Please Contact:
Brewer | Jon Houston | jhouston@manhattanbp.nyc.gov | 917.960.0627
Food Bank For NYC | Carol Schneider | cschneider@foodbanknyc.org | 646.831.3645

B.P. Brewer, Food Bank For New York City launch holiday donation drive for disposable diapers to help low-income working parents
 
NEW YORK - Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Food Bank For New York City are joining to conduct an unusual holiday donation drive: diapers.

"Without diapers, low-income working parents who use child care services can’t go to work because the services require each parent to supply a day's worth of diapers for their child," said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. "That’s why we're mounting our first-ever holiday 'Diaper Drive' to collect these vital items to distribute to the working and homeless parents‑-and their children who need them."

"When families are struggling to afford basic needs, maintaining the supply of diapers their infants and toddlers' need for good hygiene and health can be an enormous financial strain," said Brady Koch, Chief Programs Officer of Food Bank For New York City. "Diapers available at food pantries are always in high demand. We are grateful for Borough President Brewer’s holiday diaper drive, and the difference it will make for the families of the littlest Manhattanites."

Donors are asked to bring new, sealed boxes of diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5 or 6 -- but especially 4 & 5 -- to either of the Borough President Brewer's two offices:
  • Downtown at 1 Centre St., 19th Fl. South
  • Uptown at 431 W. 125th St.
Once collected, Food Bank For New York City will distribute the diapers at their locations in Manhattan.

Amazon customers may also contribute by ordering from the Food Bank’s Amazon Wishlist for delivery straight to Food Bank’s warehouse using the link amzn.to/2g7BDg5.

Those on Facebook are asked to “like” Gale Brewer's Facebook pinned diaper drive post at facebook.com/galeabrewer or Food Bank's at facebook.com/foodbanknyc to help spread the word.

Donations will be accepted until December 30.
 
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