DAYTON, OH – Hannah’s Treasure Chest will hold their 2nd annual Great Diaper Dash throughout April with the assistance of several area YMCAs. The nonprofit’s goal is to collect 24,000 diapers, enough to provide 80 infants with an adequate supply of diapers for one month.
The collection of diapers, other baby products, and cash donations will take place from April 1-30 at participating area YMCAs. Drop-off bins will be available at all locations.
Participating locations include:
- Atrium YMCA, Middletown
- Coffman YMCA, Springboro
- Downtown Dayton YMCA, Dayton
- Fairborn YMCA, Fairborn
- South YMCA, Kettering
- West Carrollton YMCA, W. Carrollton
- Xenia YMCA, Xenia
- Y at the Heights, Huber Heights
Monetary gifts may also be made online at www.hannahstreasure.org or mailed to Hannah’s Treasure Chest at 124 Westpark Rd, Centerville, OH 45459. Every $1 donated will buy six diapers at wholesale to help close the #DiaperGap for families in need.
“The National Diaper Bank Network’s research shows that one out of every three families in America has experienced diaper need,” said event coordinator Trudy Bechtolt. “When I heard that families frequently have to reuse a disposable diaper to make their baby’s supply last, I knew we had to help.”
In addition to diapers – preferably in newborn and sizes 4 and 5 – Hannah’s Treasure Chest welcomes Pull-Ups, wipes, baby shampoo, lotion, unopened/unexpired formula and other products.
“Parents and grandparents who have no other way to get baby products are so grateful for these donations, and the need is increasing due to the higher price of gas and food,” Bechtolt said.
Located near Centerville High School, at 124 Westpark Rd., Hannah’s Treasure Chest is open to receive donations from 10-4 PM Monday through Thursday. Bagged or boxed items may be dropped in the large, blue bins out front at all other times.
About Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Hannah’s Treasure Chest, a respected children’s charity in Centerville, OH, enriches the lives of children in need by providing clothing, baby equipment, books, toys, diapers and other essential items through a network of partner agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery and Warren counties. Additional programs include Brighter Smiles dental kits, Beds for Babies and Giving Angels.
Since 2001, Hannah’s Treasure Chest has maintained a warehouse of donated children’s items to respond quickly to client requests. When a partner agency identifies a child in need, Hannah’s Treasure Chest provides a personalized care package to the agency, which in turn delivers them to the child.
For more information about Hannah’s Treasure Chest, please call the office at 937-438-5039, visit www.hannahstreasure.org, follow @hannahstreasure on Twitter, or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HannahsTreasureChest. Families seeking help should contact the United Way’s Help Line at 937-225-3000.