Jack Edgerton, director of Eastside Baby Corner, speaks about diaper need in the community. Photo courtesy of Eastside Baby Corner

Eastside Baby Corner raises awareness of diaper need

“Diapers, wine and appetizers” was the title of the reception held by Eastside Baby Corner on Sept. 26 in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which ran from Sept. 25 through Oct. 1.

Executive Director Jack Edgerton illustrated the need for organizations like EBC by telling the story of his own family’s financial hardships as he was growing up.

“We didn’t have a lot of money, but we had a lot of love,” he said.

Edgerton explained that diaper need is a very real concern in the community, noting that one in three families struggles with affording diapers.

According to EBC, most child care centers require parents to provide each day’s supply of diapers for their children, which can total up to six changes a day per child. Last year, EBC gave out over a million diapers to needy families around the Eastside.

“Eastside Baby Corner is a family, it is a community,” Edgerton said.

To learn more about donating time or funds to Eastside Baby Corner, visit www.babycorner.org.

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