Students at Slippery Rock University are encouraging the community to participate in a diaper drive now underway.
The SRU Physician Assistant Graduate Program is holding a diaper drive now through the end of the month.
Donated diapers are being collected in the lobby of SRU’s Harrisville Building, Hughes Penn Gold Ice Cream Shop in Harrisville, and CrossFit Recreate in Butler. Online monetary donations will also be accepted through Venmo. All donations will be provided to families at Next Generation Pediatrics in Butler.
The National Diaper Network estimates that the average baby requires 12 diapers a day which adds up to around $900 per year. Diapers are not offered though government assistance programs for low-income families and 1 in 3 families struggle with diaper needs.