“Hyper Diaper Drive” Has Drop-off Locations Nearby

hyper-diaper-drive-2014The Family & Youth Services Bureau announces the “Hyper Diaper Drive” a community effort to collect 311 boxes or packages of diapers from April 3 through 11.

Diapers collected will be available for distribution at the FYSB Tot Shop, a program designed to educate and help young parents in need.

The Tot Shop is an incentive-based program where young parents can shop for needed baby and toddler supplies. However, the items are not given away and they can’t be purchased with money.

Parents must EARN coupons by going to doctor visits, checkups for their kids, getting immunizations, attending parenting classes and nutrition workshops—doing things that educate them to be better parents. Then they receive coupons after attending these activities, and exchange their coupons for needed supplies like diapers, clothing, beds, and books.

There are several locations throughout the community where community members can drop of packages of diapers: Brown Tire of Valparaiso, 2404 Calumet, Valparaiso; Canine Country Club, 3554 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso; Doelling Decorating Center, 753 S. Washington, Valparaiso; Flanagin's Bulk Mail Service, 802 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso; Family & Youth Services Bureau, 253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

Many organizations, churches, and neighborhood groups are also collecting diapers for the drive including the following: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Valparaiso; Sterling Hope, Valparaiso; Valparaiso Eagles #2517 Ladies Auxiliary, Valparaiso; Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparaiso; First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso; United Methodist Women of Hebron United Methodist Church, Hebron; Alpha Delta Theta; Delta Theta Tau/Valparaiso; PEO Chapter BO; Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso; and numerous neighborhood and office groups.

If your office, neighborhood, group or organization would like to participate in the “Hyper Diaper Drive” please contact Jackie Gray at 219-464-9585 or jgray@fysb.org.

 Photo: Doelling Decorating Center in Valparaiso is one of the drop off locations for the Hyper Diaper Drive.  Orrin Lynn, Paula Doelling-Lynn, and Malissa Doelling-Happer are ready to accept packages of donated diapers April 3-11, 2014.