WILX Make an Impact Diaper Drive Surpasses Goal!
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: WILX partnered with the Capital Area Diaper Bank the week of March 21st to bring awareness to the diaper/incontinence insecurity that exists right here in our Mid-Michigan community. For the entire week, donations were collected at the WILX studios, along with eight other locations across the community. During this week, over 300 products were donated by generous viewers to help those in need including the homeless, low income, elderly and families that are working to help make ends meet.
The Capital Area Diaper Bank is a non-profit, operated completely by volunteers, that supplies baby diapers and incontinence supplies at no charge to homeless and low-income families, as well as seniors and those with disabilities. The diapers are distributed through a network of community partners agencies, hospitals, and churches. The Diaper Bank normally distributes thousands of diapers per month, but recently many of the shelves have been bare. The urgent need, especially for the toddler size, is partly due to steep increases in the cost of diapers. Throughout the week, WILX asked viewers to drop off items at the station and other locations throughout Lansing. Our community came through with more than 300 cases of diapers, and other supplies donated at the WILX Studios, along with over 14,000 diapers collected at other locations.
The event wrapped up on that Friday with the very successful NEWS 10 Phone Bank during all News 10 newscasts and WILX’s Lifestyle show, Studio 10. Many volunteers from the Capital Area Diaper Bank and Blue Cross Complete worked hours to answer the phones and take donations for the Diaper Bank. During this time, over $14,000 was generously donated from Mid-Michigan viewers, surpassing the $10,000 goal. “Thanks to God and our generous community for your support. We could not do it without your help” said Capital Area Diaper Bank Director, Linda Karl.
This incredible donation will allow the Diaper Bank to purchase supplies that will help more than 2,200 babies and other individuals in our community.
Thanks Mid-Michigan for helping to MAKE AN IMPACT!
For the week of 3/21/22 - 3/25/22, WILX is partnering with The Capital Area Diaper Bank to raise awareness and donations for those in need. The Capital Area Diaper Bank serves the homeless and underprivileged families and individuals with babies & children in the Lansing area providing diapers and wipes. They also work with schools with disabled and special needs children providing diapers for those students that cannot afford to buy them. They also serve adults, disabled and elderly that cannot afford incontinence supplies.
The following items are heavily in need and can be dropped off at the below locations between 3/21 & 3/25:
- Baby Diapers (sizes Newborn to size 7. Greatest size need is 4-7)
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Formula and Non-perishable Baby Food
- Baby Wash & Baby Lotion
- Goodnight Brand Diapers (S/M, L/XL). This is a big need for special needs & disabled students that cannot provide diapers to the school.
- Incontinence Supplies
- Adult Men & Women Diaper Guards
- Blue Pads for Beds
- Adult Wipes
- Adult Briefs (sizes 2X & 3X. Only able to take adult brief diapers)
Drop off Locations:
1. WILX STUDIOS
500 AMERICAN ROAD, LANSING
2. ORIGAMI REHABILITATION
3181 SANDHILL ROAD, MASON
137 S. MARKETPLACE BLVD, LANSING
3. B2 OUTLET
438 EDGEWOOD BLVD, #114, LANSING
4. ANGEL HANDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH
110 NORTH SAGINAW STREET, OWOSSO
5. FREETAIL STORE (LANSING MALL WEST END NEXT TO KAY JEWELERS)
5466 W SAGINAW HWY, LANSING
6. DELONG & COMPANY
131 SOUTH MAIN STREET, EATON RAPIDS
7. ONCE UPON A CHILD
5827 WEST SAGINAW HIGHWAY, LANSING
MORRIE’S GRAND LEDGE FORD LINCOLN: 6080 E. SAGINAW HIGHWAY, GRAND LEDGE
MORRIE’S OKEMOS FORD: 1830 W. GRAND RIVER, OKEMOS
If you are unable to donate in person, and would still like to donate, WILX will be hosting a NEWS 10 Phone Bank on Friday 3/25 during our newscasts at: 4:30AM - 7AM, 11:00 - 11:30AM, 4:00 - 6:30PM. Volunteers will be on hand to answer your calls and take your monetary donations over the phone to purchase products in need. You can donate directly HERE and learn more about the Capital Area Diaper Bank and the amazing work they do by clicking HERE.
Thank you Mid-Michigan for helping to Make an Impact!
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