Diaper Bank to Help Families in Need

Holly and her daughter, ClariceDiaper Bank Team

Helping families in need is something Holly Harrison Hawkins and a team of twenty people at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church are passionate about.  They have created Anderson County’s first diaper bank to provide diapers to these families.

Holly has been thinking of creating a diaper bank for awhile. “I had the thought of it a while back, and I heard that they do something very similar in Lexington,” she said.  And, when Pastor Errol Archerson held one his first sermons at the church which talked about if one feels called to do something good to just do it, Holly decided it was time to create the program.

Working right now with only donations and volunteer help from the church, they distributed bags of diapers to six families about two weeks ago during their first distribution.  They will be having their second distribution this Monday and will also be giving some to the Open Hands Food Pantry for families who may need immediate assistance.

The team of volunteers works together to create bags of about 25 diapers and accompanying wipes.  They remove the diapers from the original outer packaging to make sure the diapers can’t be returned to stores for cash refunds. “We want to make sure that the people who are in need, get the help they need,” Holly said.

Although the diaper bank started at the Methodist church, Holly wants to open it up to everyone in the county for donations and volunteer help.  She feels that this is a great way to give back to the community.

They will distributing diapers twice a month, on the first and third Mondays.  For more information on donating or requesting diapers, check out their website or call 502-604-8684.

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