By Brandon Jarvis
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold a diaper drive during the month of March to assist its enrolled families. Last year, more than 18,000 diapers were collected. In addition to regular diapers, pull-up diapers and diaper wipes are also being collected.
“Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to providing necessities like diapers and wipes,” said Melissa Ackley, Prevention Services Manager. “Our March Diaper Drive supports first-time parents enrolled in our Families First program as they work toward building a stronger family. Strong families are the building blocks of a stronger community.”
All Chesterfield County Public Libraries will collect unopened packages of disposable children’s diapers (up to size 6), pull-ups and wipes during regular business hours. For library locations and hours, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/ccpllocations/ or call 751-CCPL. The Colonial Heights library also is a drop-off site.
Families First is a nationally accredited program of Healthy Families Virginia that provides family support services to first-time parents to ensure that children become healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are ready to start school by age five.