Winter Park Chamber to Address Diaper Need

Support your Local Diaper Bank – We are Not making this up!

“The Diaper Bank of Central Florida is here to address the basic need that so many Central Florida families cannot meet-clean diapers for their children!”

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is pairing with the Diaper Bank of Central Florida to raise awareness for the lack of sufficient supply of disposable diapers within our community. The Diaper Bank of Central Florida, a local branch of the National Diaper Bank Network, is a non-profit organization working to bring good health, cleanliness and happiness to babies and families in our community. Beginning the week of Sept. 8 through the end of the month, the Chamber will act as a collection site for diaper donations.

According to the Diaper Bank of Central Florida, diapers are not covered by WIC, food stamps or any other government program. Diapers are mandatory for day care centers and even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.

“As a parent, I understand first-hand the expense of diapers,” said Patrick Chapin, President/CEO, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. “They are not always top of mind need, but consider this: when children are in daycare, parents are able to complete higher education programs, attend job training courses and work outside the home. By allowing parents to better their lives, the cycle of poverty can end.”

Local businesses and residents are encouraged to support the Diaper Bank of Central Florida’s mission to ensure every newborn, infant and toddler is supplied with this most basic need. Disposable diapers and pull-ups in any size, including open packages, are welcome to be dropped off at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 West Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 weekdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more about diaper need in our community visit the Diaper Bank of Central Florida online at www.diaperbankofcentralflorida.org.

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The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce represents more than 800 businesses, community organizations and individuals in an effort to develop, promote and sustain a vital, thriving business climate throughout the community and to initiate, support and enhance the civic, educational and economic well-being of the area.