CoxHealth to launch fifth annual Diaper Drive

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Monett Community Kitchen to help in distribution

CoxHealth launched its fifth annual Diaper Drive on April 1, inviting the community to help make a difference for families needing a little assistance.

“Providing basic necessities when raising a family can be a challenge,” said Donyta Upton, manager of The Women’s Center at CoxHealth. “For families facing difficult circumstances, having an adequate number of diapers is a big concern. Families often have to prioritize basic living needs, and often diapers fall pretty far down on the list.”

To help with the need, disposable and cloth diapers can be donated to this drive, which goes until April 30. Diapers will be given to Diaper Bank of the Ozarks in Springfield, Monett Community Kitchen, Kornerstone in Shell Knob, First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, and Jesus Was Homeless in Branson. The organizations will then distribute the diapers to local families in need.

Collection boxes will be placed at CoxHeath facilities as well as several area businesses. These include Cox Monett Hospital and local CoxHealth physician clinics.

For additional drop-off locations or more information, people may call The Women’s Center at 417-269-LADY.