Diapers are a resource that every baby needs, yet they’re something not every family can afford. That’s one reason CoxHealth is launching its fifth annual Diaper Drive on April 1 – and is inviting the community to help make a difference.
“Providing basic necessities when raising a family can be a challenge,” says Donyta Upton, manager of The Women’s Center at CoxHealth. “For families facing difficult circumstances, having an adequate number of diapers is a big concern. Families often have to prioritize basic living needs, and often diapers fall pretty far down on the list.”
To help with the need, disposable and cloth diapers can be donated to this drive, which goes until April 30. Diapers will be given to Diaper Bank of the Ozarks in Springfield, Monett Community Kitchen, Kornerstone in Shell Knob, First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, and Jesus Was Homeless in Branson. The organizations will then distribute the diapers to local families in need.
Collection boxes will be placed at CoxHeath facilities as well as several area businesses. The drop-off locations include:
- Cox Medical Center South (North Entrance, West Pavilion, West Tower and The Turner Center)
- Cox North Hospital (Outpatient Entrance)
- Cox Medical Center Branson (Cafeteria and Plaza One)
- Cox Monett Hospital
- CoxHealth Primrose Building
- CoxHealth Learning Centers
- CoxHealth Home Support
- Hulston Cancer Center
- The Meyer Center
- Great Southern Banks
- Prime Trucking
- Steelman Transportation
For additional drop-off locations or more information, please contact The Women’s Center at 417-269-LADY.