We’re all about spreading diaper love. Do you know anyone who lives in Stanislaus County? Local mom Robi-Ann is hosting a diaper drive this Saturday and needs your help spreading the word to locals.
Stanislaus County Community Diaper Drive:
Location: 320 9th Street (corner of 9th & D streets) Modesto, CA 95351
Date: December 10th, 2011
My name is Robi-Ann Doyle, and I’m currently a graduate student at California State University, Stanislaus in the Master’s of Social Work program. I was a Bay Area resident from 1995-2003, and I’m an alumi of San Francisco State University as well. I’m hosting a community diaper drive as part of my graduate program completion. My graduate department requires that students either write a Master’s thesis, or produce a graduate project. I developed the project and proposed it to the CSU Review Board, who accepted my proposal. As this is my first time organizing a community event, I have limited this drive to a one-day event on December 10th, 2011. I’m partnering with the Modesto Salvation Army, who has donated their space as a drop-off location for the drive. I’ve been working on promotion for the last two weeks.
I’m also a new mother; my son is 13 months old. After having my son, I started to appreciate the struggles mothers and caretakers go through to support their children. I also started researching the issue of diaper need, and decided that it was a cause I wanted to support. I’m excited to host this diaper drive as I believe it is the first of it’s kind in Stanislaus County. We do not have a diaper bank here, and my future goal is to continue hosting diaper drives, in the hopes that I may one day receive a grant to start a diaper bank in Stanislaus County.