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CareSource Employees Collect Diapers to Combat Diaper Need in Dayton

2017 CareSource Diaper Drive for Hannah's Treasure Chest

Employees of CareSource in Dayton with their mountain of diapering supplies at Hannah’s Treasure Chest collected over nearly two weeks in early December. The collection of 25,000 diapers and 18,000 wipes will be included in care packages to help wipe out #DiaperNeed for the families served by HTC.

DAYTON, OH – CareSource employees in Dayton collected nearly 25,000 diapers and over 18,000 wipes to help close the diaper gap for low-income families in the Miami Valley. The diapering supplies were donated to local children’s nonprofit Hannah’s Treasure Chest to be included in care packages for local children in need.

“CareSource employees actively volunteer with hundreds of nonprofits in our community,” said Cathy Ponitz, Vice President, CareSource Foundation. “Every December we rally companywide to participate in our Giving Tree Program which focuses on a critical social issue. This year we worked to address the expense of diapers for low-income families.”

Diaper need, which the National Diaper Bank Network defines as “the lack of sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy” affects 1 in 3 American families. As with other hygiene products, diapers may not be purchased with funds from SNAP, WIC or other government safety-net programs.

“The average baby will need 3,000 diapers in a year and the cost is often overwhelming. With our employees’ donations of 25,000 diapers and nearly 18,000 wipes, we are helping Hannah’s Treasure Chest provide much needed resources to the babies and families the organization serves,” Ponitz said.

“It was very exciting to see our workroom fill with so many supplies to help meet diaper need for local families,” said Sarah Williams, executive director of Hannah’s Treasure Chest. “The diapers & wipes donated by CareSource employees will go far to help caregivers keep their children dry and healthy.”

Hannah’s Treasure Chest enriches the lives of children in need by providing care packages of donated clothing, books, toys, diapers and other essential items through a network of partner agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery and Warren counties. 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 online at: www.hannahstreasure.org 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.


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, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT

Sarah Williams, CNP
Executive Director
Hannah’s Treasure Chest
124 Westpark Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459-4815
P: (937) 438-5039
info@hannahstreasure.org

ABOUT CARESOURCE

CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 3,100 employees located across the country. CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

For more, visit caresource.com, follow @caresource on Twitter, or like CareSource on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACT

Fran Robinson
Manager Media Relations
Francine.Robinson@caresource.com
937-531-2374
230 N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45402
www.CareSourceFoundation.com



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