United Way of Yellowstone County is hosting a Diaper Drive from noon to five on Tuesday, where community members are welcome to drop off diapers of any size. The diaper drive will benefit Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley, which hosts a weekly diaper bank for families who need them.
The drive’s goal is to receive 30,000 diapers by the end of the day. When the drive started at noon, they were at 12,500 diapers. The diaper drive is part of United Way’s Day of Action that happens every year on June 21, where staff volunteer in ways that help the community. United Way of Yellowstone County has been putting on diaper drives for their Day of Action over the past several years.
Everything donated to the diaper drive, including formula, wipes, and other amenities goes directly to Family Promise of Yellowstone County. Felecia with Family Promise says one in three families struggle find and afford diapers. The diaper bank helps fill that gap for families while supplies last. She also says that congregations and organizations of any kind are welcome to donate to the diaper drive. Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley accommodated up to four families at their Emergency Shelter facility and four families at their Transitional Housing Program.
Western Security Bank helped collect the bulk of diapers from the drive last week. The St. John’s United Center for Generations also donated diapers to help. If you have diapers your kids outgrew or no longer need, drop them off outside of the United Way office located on 2173 Overland Avenue in Billings, Montana.