WAUWATOSA — The Milwaukee Diaper Mission held a donation drive at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Wednesday, aiming to collect diapers for families who can’t afford these vital goods.
Neurosurgery Research Lab Supervisor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Justine Bales, explained why the hospital facilitated the drive.
“The diversity group was looking for ways to give back to the community and this helps us give back in a way that helps the youngest community members,” Bales said.
Bales also estimated that in the first year of life, a person needs 3,000 diapers, and it is a cost that adds up quickly. She said no parent should have to worry about their child not having proper clothing.
“[This is for] anybody that has those financial struggles, that have to choose between diapering their baby and anything else.”
Bales went on to say they had broken their goal of collecting 10,000 diapers during the drive on Wednesday to give to the Milwaukee Diaper Mission. From there, the diapers will be donated and then distributed to local social services agencies, such as those linked here.