ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Kiwanis donates diapers to South Central Homeless Coalition

Diapers, wipes and cash were donated.

Kiwanis Diaper Drive.jpg
South Central Homeless Coalition Executive Board members President Jerry Bergquist and Secretary/Treasurer Beth Dewald accept a donation of diapers and wipes from Kiwanis International.
Contributed / South Central Homeless Coalition
We are part of The Trust Project.

The South Central Homeless Coalition received a large donation of diapers, wipes and monetary contributions from the Minnesota-Dakotas District of Kiwanis International at its annual convention held in Jamestown in August. Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.

The Kiwanis donation consisted of 11,119 diapers (sizes newborn to 5T), 16 packs of wipes and a cash donation to purchase additional diapers.

The South Central Homeless Coalition is one of eight coalitions in North Dakota. It serves the nine-county region of Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells.

The donation was inventoried and distributed to several food banks in the coalition’s service area where they will be provided to families that really need them.

The Kiwanis donation concluded an earlier diaper drive where 1,718 diapers, 434 wipes and $150 in monetary donations were collected by City-County Health District in Valley City and donated to the Buffalo Bridges Human Service Zone with offices in Jamestown and Valley City. In all, a total of $752 was donated to purchase additional diapers and wipes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Diapers are considered a basic need; however, most assistance programs don’t recognize them as such. Diapers are a huge financial burden for families with monthly costs averaging $70 to $80 per child, the Homeless Coalition said.

The purpose of the South Central Homeless Coalition’s purpose is to advocate, coordinate and optimize services for homeless people within Region 6 of the South Central Human Service Center.

What to read next
Events are scheduled.
The North Dakota State Library is offering free training in February for library staff who will be hosting Summer Reading Programs at their libraries in 2023. The theme for Summer 2023 is “All Together Now,” and will center around kindness, friendship and unity.
The university released the list of summer graduates.
Barnes County North High School hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Nov. 7 at at the school which collected 29 units of blood products for