All brands and sizes of diapers/wipes are welcome,
with larger sizes (size 4-6) encouraged. This is Short’s third year
hosting the diaper drive and each year she hopes to collect more
than the year before. Over the last two years, this diaper drive has
collected and donated more than 5,600 units including diapers and
wipes to CAPCIL.
“The Early Head Start center-based programs use thousands of diapers
each year. The agency does their best to supply diapers so that
families can focus on working to pull themselves out of poverty.
"Diapers are a large expense therefore donations from
local businesses and the communities we serve have allowed us to use
grant dollars on other classrooms needs such as educational
materials and developmentally appropriate toys, said Head Start
Director, Jenifer Deweese.
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Diapers can be dropped off at Christine Short’s office located at
515 Broadway Street in Lincoln during regular business hours. For additional
information please visit CAPCIL’s website (www.capcil.info) or contact Christine
Short’s office at 217-735-2585.
It is the mission of CAPCIL, in partnership with communities in our service
area, to empower persons with low income and the aged by creating and
implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those that
endeavor a life of lasting independence.
Director of Agency Development
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]