MADISON (WKOW) -- Anyone who's ever had children knows how expensive diapers get. When you already struggle financially, buying diapers sometimes isn't possible. There are organizations that can help and later this month is their big push to collect diapers to hand out to families who need them.
Pregnancy Helpline, Inc. of Madison will host its second annual Diaper Dash 5K run/walk Saturday, September 24 at McKee Farms Park. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. and costs $20 for individuals or $50 for families. All the money raised will be used to provide free diapers to local families. You can sign up by clicking here.
Pregnancy Helpline Executive Director Alissa Hirscher talked about the event and the need on Wake Up Wisconsin Thursday. She says, "We have mothers asking every week for help with diapers. These moms tell us they spend hours on the bus trying to get the few diapers allotted daily by other agencies. We are the only one giving out this many at a time. It’s not just about providing diapers but also alleviating other stresses that arise from diaper need.”
That's why they're also asking race participants to bring diapers to the race September 24.
In addition, several Madison-area organization will hold diaper drivers in support of Diaper Need Awareness Week.
Bring your dollar or diaper donations to:
• Lil Badger Consignment Sale, Monona, Sept 22 - 24. For more information: click here
• Pregnancy Helpline, Inc. of Madison’s DiaperDash, Sept 24 (accepting donations throughout the year)
• Shopko, all Madison locations, Sept 26 - Oct 2
To learn more, click here for the Pregnancy Helpline website.