The generous donations of Salt Lake County Library users during the 2015 diaper drive resulted in the availability of 3,500 diapers for children and families across Utah. With an average of 10 diapers being changed per child, each day, these donated diapers help reduce the risk of disease and neglect for approximately 350 children. Additionally, the donated diapers help alleviate financial and emotional stress often experienced by parents and caregivers.
“Early childhood development is a priority to the County Library,” said Jim Cooper, County Library director. “Per the request of our community and Utah Diaper Bank we have extended the diaper drive from one week to one month – allowing more time for everyone to give and to make a positive difference in the life of children and families across the County and State.”
Individuals, families, and businesses interested in donating may take disposable children’s diapers to any of the 18 Salt Lake County Library branches between now and October 1.
Diaper Need Awareness Week will be celebrated across Utah the week of September 26-October 2. For more information about the Utah Diaper Bank, visit utahdiaperbank.org. To find a County Library near you, visit slcolibrary.org or call 801.943.4636.