Outreach to the Community
Galveston Diaper Foundation Drive
Goal: 10,000 Diapers by September 2015
As of 4/15/14
7,380 and Counting
"THE NEED FOR DIAPERS IS A SILENT CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES.
MOST AMERICANS WHO HAVE NOT FACED THIS
STRUGGLE DO NOT KNOW THE PROBLEM EXISTS."
We are working with Galveston Diaper Bank to
raise awareness of this silent crisis among the
poor and low-income in our community.
Sandy Miller, Diaper Drive Chair
invites everyone to participate in this Mitzvah by sending a donation to:
Congregation Beth Jacob
PO Box 750, Galveston 77553
Please Note on Your Check
or you can bring diapers to the Shul
2410 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550.
DID YOU KNOW?
Low-income parents sometimes miss work,school or job training
because they can't afford diapers for their children.
Day care centers - even free or subsidized ones -
will turn away children if parents can't provide
a day's supply of disposable diapers.
Depending on age, babies need 8 to 12 diapers a day,
at an average monthly cost of $100.
Babies born into poor or low-income families can spend
a day or longer in the same diaper, leading to potential health risks, including severe rash and urinary tract infections.
Diapers cannot be purchased with Food Stamps.
CBJ is responding to the need for diapers in Galveston County
by collecting diapers and donations to buy diapers
Your thoughtful awareness and generous donations
will make a concrete difference in a parent's and child's life.
On December 22 CBJ made the second donation of diapers that were collected as the Shul's Hanukkah Project. to date the Shul has donated more than 4200 diapers to the CDB.