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GR business hosting diaper drive for area families in need

Posted: 4:41 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 07:11:25-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- It's national Diaper Need Awareness Week  Sept. 24- Sept. 30. and there is a diaper drive to help area families in need.

Gold Coast Doulas is hosting its third annual Diaper Drive with a goal to collect 30,000 diapers to support families in need in Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties.

It's a week to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.

Diapers are a basic health necessity for babies and are not provided by government assistance programs, but are one of the top un-met needs to low income families.

Diaper sizes 4, 5 and 6 are the most needed sizes in addition to baby wipes, used and new cloth diapers and open packages of diapers in addition to new boxes and bags of disposable diapers.

Diaper donations will be accepted from September 1 to October 1 at the following drop-off locations:

Smedley Dental  133 1/3 E Main Ave
Howard Miller Library  14 S. Church Street

Untangled Salon  650 Riley Street
Brann’s  12234 James Street
Harbor Health and Massage  444 Washington Ave.
EcoBuns Baby + Co  12330 James Street
The Insurance Group  593 Heritage Court
Higher Health Chiropractic of Holland  98 Douglas Ave

Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ  4950 32nd Avenue
Love Inc.  3300 Van Buren Street

Grand Rapids:
The Wellness Collective  1324 Lake Drive SE
Mindful Counseling  741 Kenmoor Ave. SE
Hopscotch Children’s Store  909 Cherry Street SE
Simply Born Midwifery Services  802 Merritt Street SE
Cascade Pediatrics  5150 Cascade Rd SE, Suite B
Grand Rapids Natural Health  638 Fulton St W, B
Gold Coast Doulas  1430 Robinson Rd SE, Suite 204
Rise Wellness  1430 Robinson Rd SE, Suite 201

ABC Pediatrics  4288 3 Mile Rd NW
Higher Health Chiropractic  4735 Lake Michigan Dr

Higher Health Chiropractic  1027 Gezon Pkwy SW
ABC Pediatrics  4174 56th St SW