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Chesterfield diaper drive extended to help families impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 18:05:38-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield-Colonial Heights diaper drive has been extended to help families facing financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First is extending its 7th annual Diaper Drive through Monday, May 4 to collect more children’s diapers, pull-ups and wipes for its families.

The Diaper Drive, which launched in March, collects new, unopened packages of diapers and wipes to assist hundreds of families across the county and the City of Colonial Heights enrolled with Families First – a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia, which provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure their children are healthy, well-adjusted individuals ready to start school by age 5.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to adhere to state and federal orders and health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [cdc.gov] (CDC) to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Diaper Drive has suspended all individual diaper donations at drop-off stations at all branches of the county Library and the Chesterfield County government complex.

Therefore, Families First is calling on community partners, such as neighborhood associations, local businesses, churches and fraternity and sorority organizations to help collect a variety of children’s diapers and wipes.

While all donated children’s diapers, pull-ups and wipes will be accepted, there is high demand for size 4, 5 and 6 diapers and baby wipes.

Interested associations, organizations or businesses should contact Ashley Rogers at 804-318-8648 or at rogersa@chesterfield.gov to set up appointments to drop-off their donations in bulk.