FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) -The Forest Home Church of Nazarene hosted a diaper drive Saturday to assist local families in need.
Volunteer Lindsey Utley said the drive started as a project for a social work class at ASU, but she and other volunteers wanted to keep it going. She said they are accepting diapers of all sizes as well as baby wipes.
The collected diapers will go to Paces Inc. in Jonesboro, The Helping Neighbors Food Pantry and Baby Basics, a diaper bank in Monette.
Utley said that diapers are an often overlooked need in the community. "Children that don't have clean and dry diapers, a lot of times, it hinders their educational ability at a very young age," said Utley. "Parents can't take their children to daycare if they don't have diapers, and if they can't take them to daycare they can't work."
If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off diapers and wipes at Paces Inc. in Jonesboro.