Day of Action
Day of Action is a global call to action held each year on the first day of summer — the longest day of the year — for volunteers to unite to address community challenges.
In 2018, United Way of Williamson County changed things up a bit. From June 1st through June 15th, we held a diaper drive called Taking Care of the Bottom Line. We collected diapers for all ages– from infancy to elderly.
Our Day of Action addressed the issue of providing diapers for families and seniors struggling to make ends meet. Government safety-net programs do not recognize diapers as a basic need, so they cannot be purchased with food stamps (SNAP). Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers (four to six changes a day).
We invited corporations and organizations to begin collecting diapers at their leisure. Donors delivered diapers to our office from June 1st–15th. Click here for photos of a few of their deliveries. After June 15th, we began to distribute diapers to Partner Programs. Check out this video from the Executive Director of a Partner Program sharing the importance of diaper donations to families.
Overall, our first Diaper Drive was a big success! Open this blog post to find out how many diapers we collected for families and seniors.