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Community Action collects almost 3,000 diapers

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[May 14, 2012]  Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois hosted a diaper drive in April to collect and donate diapers to families throughout DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties. Community Action Head Start classrooms in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties, along with Community Action outreach offices and participating businesses collected diapers April 23-27. Diapers of all sizes were accepted.

Community Action announced last week that while there was a goal of 2,000, the agency collected close to 3,000 diapers. The diapers will be distributed to families in need who participate in Community Action programs.

"In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks. As a rising number of families throughout central Illinois struggle to pay the rent and put food on the table, households with young children face the added burden of providing diapers, an often-overlooked expense that is not covered by WIC or food assistance programs. We appreciate the individuals and businesses that helped us to make our first diaper drive a success," said Angela Stoltzenburg, executive director.

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a not-for-profit agency serving the low-income and senior populations of six counties in central Illinois. For more information, visit or like them on Facebook for updates.

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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