GALESBURG, Ill. — Update: The next stop is Monmouth Illinois on Tuesday, May 12.
With millions laid off, a Galesburg nonprofit is giving back by offering parents free diapers for their children.
Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank started handing out free diapers in Galesburg, Illinois on April 20 after receiving $150,000 from the Illinois COVID-19 emergency response fund.
Loving Bottoms is using the money to buy diapers and hand them out throughout the region.
The organization said some families are low on diapers because of loss of jobs and shelter in place orders.
"Almost everybody that comes through says that they've been furloughed, they've been laid off, their hours have been cut, they've never had to apply for safety net programs or ask for assistance, or visit a food pantry and they're having to now," Executive Director of Loving Bottoms, Lee Ann Porter said.
Here's when Loving Bottoms is handing out diapers:
- Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mercery County Health Department in Aledo.
- Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rock Island County Health Department.
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