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Diaper Bank and related events making an impact in Dare

Recognizing the need in the Dare County community, Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County launched CYP’s Diaper Bank in May of this year thanks to a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation as well as the support of individuals, businesses and organizations in the local community. Since that time, CYP has been able to distribute an estimated 29,000 diapers to over 400 families through monthly contactless pick-up events and additional diaper drive-through events across the Outer Banks.

As the holiday season approaches, CYP is reaching out to the local community to help with restocking the Diaper Bank’s shelves for the challenging winter months on the Outer Banks. CYP has set a goal of collecting 200 packs of new, unopened diapers by Giving Tuesday, which falls on December 1 this year. Reaching that goal would provide an estimated 7,000 diaper changes for the Dare County community.

CYP recently created a “Diaper Drive Toolkit” that is available for use by any individual, business or organization interested in holding their own diaper drive. CYP is also accepting tax-deductible monetary donations and donations of unopened diapers for CYP’s Diaper Bank. Visit darekids.org/blog/cyps-diaper-bank to learn more.

Any families in need of diapers can come by one of the upcoming diaper distribution events, including a drive-through event on December 2 from noon until 5 p.m. at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church and CYP’s monthly contactless diaper pick-up event on December 14-16 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Center for CYP in Manteo. These diaper distribution events are free for families.

To learn more about CYP’s upcoming diaper distribution events or to follow progress on reaching the Giving Tuesday goal, visit www.darekids.org, follow CYP on Facebook at facebook.com/cypdarekids or call 252-441-0614.

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