A record-setting ‘diaper drive’ and its part in the fight against homelessness

Without enough diapers, children aren’t eligible for day care. For parents who can’t afford an adequate supply, it can be the choice between working or not

“Every parent loves the moment when her baby is clean and happy in a nice new diaper. However, keeping you child dry and clean costs conservatively about $80 a week. One in three parents in the United States struggle to make that happen,” said Connie Mercer, founder and CEO of HomeFront, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness in central New Jersey.

This weekend, HomeFront organized a drive to collect 1 million diapers. Now comes the task of delivering the diapers to the families who need them.

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