WILX News 10 teams up to help with 'Diaper Drive'

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LANSING, MI (WILX) WILX News 10 teamed up with Capital Area United Way's Diaper Drive to help low-income families who can't afford to buy diapers for their children.

On Friday, June 21 the volunteers came together to sort and deliver those donations.

Even the Lansing Ignite Soccer team joined in.

"Obviously we have a like a pedestal help so obviously we want to be good to the city and the city has been great to us so anything we can do to help kids families anything - anything a helping hand.

We will always be the first to put our hand out and help the city," said Ricky Lopez-Espin a Lansing Ignite Soccer Player.

Even though June 21st is the last day of the Diaper Drive you can still donate.

"We will be accepting donations at 330 Marshall Street.

We have a box in the lobby, we can take them there or if you just can't get to the store," said Theresa Stevens, Senior Associate, "you can text to give which is a UW Diaper to 41444."

United Way tells News Ten that they have collected 16,000 diapers and still in counting, that is 40% more than last year.

The diaper drive will take any and all sizes and brands.

United Ways across the nation engage volunteers to help others on June 21 through their annual Day of Action.

This year they have partnered with LAFCU and the Lansing Ignite.

Items can be dropped off at all LAFCU locations (through June 20) or you can text uwdiaper to 41444 and make a monetary donation. That money will be used to buy diapers and add them to the drive.

Last year, over 12,000 diapers were collected.

Click here to donate or for more information.

Infant, toddler and adult diapers along with wipes can be dropped off at any tri-county LAFCU branch and any Lansing Ignite home game.

The drive goes until Friday, June 21.

There is also a text to give option for the diapers, you can text UWDIAPER to 41444 for monetary donations.

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