RECENT EVENTS

80,460 diapers were distributed to 1128 families in 2018!  

State Farm Nets 2205 Diapers in its "Ocean of Diapers"

April 01, 2018

State Farm Insurance in Southborough, MA delivered 2205 diapers and packages of wipes to The Diaper Project at A Place To Turn in April.  State Farm quickly increased its original goal from 1000 diapers when diapers poured in to their “An Ocean of Diapers” office area decorated with coolers, beach chairs and beach toys on a blanket against a blue sky and ocean background.

80,902 Diapers Distributed to 1152 Families.

January 01, 2018

2017 was another successful year.  80,902 diapers were distributed to 1152 families.  And what a successful year it has been!  We are grateful to the many preschools, organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, and individuals who donated diapers to keep so many babies and toddlers clean, dry and healthy.

Moms repeatedly tell Joanne Barry, Executive Director of A Place To Turn, how grateful they are for the diapers—sometimes even more so than for the food they receive at the food pantry.  Diapers are incredibly expensive, and parents really appreciate this support.  Their tears of gratitude when they receive their two packages of diapers are all we need to know The Diaper Project makes a real difference to families.

So Many Donors!

December 31, 2017

We are grateful to the 30 organizations that hosted diaper drives: Iglesia Jesu Cristo Church, Dover Church, Lutheran Church/St. Andrews Episcopal Church, First Parish Framingham, Temple Beth Am, Congregation Bnai Torah, Congregation Or Atid, St. Theresa’s Church, St. George Church, Natick Youth Hockey Team, Wellesley Cooperative Nursery School, Brown School Natick, Planet Gymnastics Natick, Happy Hollow School Framingham, Plymouth House Nursery School, Appleseeds Daycare, Title Boxing and Boys and Girls Club, Marian High School Framingham, Strivers Running Club Natick, Mass Bay Community College Wellesley Campus,   Framingham Womens Club, Family Services Coalition, Sherborn Town Hall, Dover Mothers Association, Punchbowl Software, Sciex, IDG, Southbay Community Services, Alpha Kappa Alpha Alumni Sorority. Many childcare centers held diaper drives.  Thank you GardenGate Academy, Natick; Happy Hollow School, Framingham; Wellesley Cooperative Nursery School, Natick; Dover Mother’s Association; Dover Nursery School; Bright Horizons, Natick; FACE Children’s Center, Natick; Next Generation Children’s Center, Natick; Wellesley Community Children’s Center; Circle of Friends Preschool, Framingham; Longfellow Kids, Natick; The Kiddie Lodge, Framingham; Kidville, Wellesley; The Children’s Way, Wayland. 

As always. a shout out to donors who donated their party diaper gifts and donors who made financial contributions that enabled us to purchase diapers. 

Thanks to financial contributions from individuals, Family Resources of Natick, and BJs Wholesale Club Natick, we were able to purchase diapers and wipes.

DIAPERS ARE POURING IN!

June 20, 2016

From January through May, The Diaper Project at A Place To Turn has received 25,118 diapers.  Sixty to 81 financially stressed families each month have received a 2-week supply of much-needed diapers for their babies and toddlers.   Area preschools, public and private schools, faith-based organizations, businesses, organizations and individuals have generously hosted diaper drives to make this happen.

In April and May alone, we received 9368 diapers.  Many thanks to Lutheran Church Framingham, Christ Lutheran Church Natick, The Learning Zone Framingham, Plymouth House Nursery School Framingham, and Temple Beth Am Framingham for their April contribution. 

We also recognize the generosity of the May contributors:  Marian High School Framingham, Metrowest Brits, Grace Church Framingham, Framingham State University, Planet Gymnastics Natick, and a baby shower!

141 FAMILIES RECEIVE DIAPERS IN FIRST TWO MONTHS of 2016

March 14, 2016

We have started out 2016 on a high note.  In January and February, eight organizations hosted diaper drives and donated a total of 15,750 diapers.  With existing inventory, A Place To Turn was able to distribute approximately 16,695 diapers to 141 families.
We are grateful for the generosity of the three Framingham Congregational churches—Grace, Edwards and Plymouth, and the Lutheran Church of Framingham.  Parents and children were extremely busy collecting diapers at Framingham’s Brophy Elementary School, St. Bridget School in Framingham, the Metrowest YMCA, and Appleseeds Daycare.

School's Out!

December 21, 2015

School's Out, the afterschool program at Elmwood School in Hopkinton, generously donated 1600 diapers in December. Way to go!

McAuliffe Charter School Students Donate Diapers

For their community service project, the Osorio Group students at McAuliffe held a diaper drive to benefit families needing diapers. The students donated 849 diapers for distribution at A Place To Turn.

October 27, 2015

On October 27th, Golden Tones Chorus and The Children's Way of Wayland joint diaper drive paid off in a big way. They delivered a record (so far) 4,475 diapers to A Place To Turn. Deborah Marion, Director of Golden Tones Chorus, says, "I know I speak for all the members of Golden Tones Chorus and the staff and parents at The Children's Way when I say we're happy to find a way to do something good for people in need in our own community."

 

 

First Parish of Framingham Donates to THE DIAPER PROJECT

October 17, 2015

First Parish in Framingham selected THE DIAPER PROJECT at A Place To Turn for its September Share-the-Plate recipient.  Parishioners generously contributed $612.11 to the collection plate which enabled THE DIAPER PROJECT to purchase 2,720 size 6 diapers--enough diapers to help keep about 59 children clean, dry, and healthy for one week!

Metrowest YMCA Drive

August 22, 2015

In August, campers at the MetroWest YMCA in Framingham chose THE DIAPER PROJECT at a Place to Turn as their community service project. The campers decided to organize a diaper drive after learning that almost 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham qualify for WIC, a federal food and nutrition program, but that WIC and “food stamps” cannot be used for diapers.

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