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Virtual Diaper Drive Underway To Help Moms In Need

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In honor of moms in need, the annual Orange County-wide diaper drive is kicking off on this Mother’s Day.

This is the 13th year that HomeAid Orange County has gathered items essential to caring for young kids. The nonprofit provides housing and services for people experiencing homelessness.

Executive Director Gina Scott says diapers are expensive, so donations to the group’s 20 shelters allow more resources to be spent on moving families to permanent housing. In a typical year, Scott said there are "probably 1,000 to 2,000 babies that reside in the shelters."

Scott says HomeAid usually provides more than a million essential items a year. But this year, she said they have deep concerns that the pandemic will significantly reduce that number. She told us:

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"This year, due to the pandemic — since we can’t really have a community-wide collection — we fear that just being able to collect financial donations will cause us to not have enough diaper influx into the community that is needed."

If you are interested in taking part in HomeAid OC’s virtual diaper collection, visit: homeaidessentials.org.

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