RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Now in its third year, the Estipona Group’s Diaper Duty (which is part of its #25Years25Deeds initiative) has a goal of collecting more than 10,000 diapers for families served through the Women & Children’s Center of the Sierra (WACCS). Those who wish to donate are asked to take diapers to the locations below or to send them directly to WACCS through Amazon or other online retailers.
• Cathexes, 250 Bell St., Reno
• Discovery Museum, 490 S Center St., Reno
• Beauty Boutique Salon & Spa, 1550 Pyramid Way, Sparks
• Dolan Kia,9455 S Virginia St., Reno
• Dolan Lexus, 7175 S Virginia St., Reno
• Dolan Mazda,9475 S Virginia St., Reno
• Dolan Toyota, 2100 Kietzke Ln., Reno
• Downtown Vision, 235 W. Sixth Street, Suite 100
• Fleischmann Planetarium, 1664 N Virginia St, Reno
• Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, 1300 Disc Drive, Sparks
• Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, 200 Lemmon Drive, Reno
• Immunize Nevada, 427 Ridge Street, Suite C, Reno
• Junkee Clothing Exchange, 960 S Virginia St, Reno
• Katie Grace Foundation, 2200 Keever Court, Reno
• Our Center, 1745 S Wells Ave, Reno
• Create & Peace. Love. Hair., 20 Hillcrest Dr. # 20C, Reno
• Prospect Education, 750 Sandhill Rd., Suite 100
• Rounds Bakery, 294 E Moana Ln #10, Reno
• Scolari’s, 4788 Caughlin Parkway, Reno
• Sippees New & Used Kids Clothes, 955 S Virginia St., Reno
• Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way, Sparks
• UNR Knowledge Center, 1664 N Virginia St, Reno
• WACCS, 3905 Neil Road, Suite 2
The drive is underway February 14 through February 28, 2018.
WACCS helps women escape poverty to provide a better life for themselves and their families. To accomplish this, WACCS offers opportunities for women to move their lives forward, with educational and employment programs. The WACCS Diaper Bank is available to women who meet income-eligibility requirements on both a short-term and an on-going basis for program participants.
Clean diapers are an obvious necessity for families with babies and young children, but they can be cost-prohibitive. Children without access to clean diapers can develop severe and painful diaper rash, and some children have even developed kidney problems.
Not having clean diapers can also affect the mental health of both the mother and the child, and it can interfere with bonding. The increase in stress and added financial burdens can decrease a woman’s progress toward escaping poverty.
“When I first visited WACCS, I had five kids under the age of 5, and I needed help. They gave me the diapers, but they also gave me the education I needed to move forward with my life and support my children,” said Patty Sanchez, a former client who now serves as the Bilingual Advocate and Office Assistant for WACCS. “I’ve been working at WACCS for more than a year now, and I never thought I would be able to do what I’m doing. I’m now a certified community health worker, I have completed victim assistance state training, I won an award from Women International and for the first time in my life, I am independent.”