Health Department sponsoring diaper drive

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Health Department is sponsoring a diaper drive that runs through April 28.

According to the National Diaper Bank Network, “women with diaper need also reported more difficulty with stress management, depression and coping with trauma – which can negatively affect a child’s health and development.”

Increased stress and depression can in turn increase the chances of abuse, the department said.

Those seeking to drop off diapers can do so at the Health Department offices at the Mary Alley Municipal Building, 7 Widger Road during regular business hours.

The department is only accepting new and unopened diaper packages. Diapers in all sizes are needed, though the department notes that sizes 5 and 6 are a greater need. Baby wipes will also be accepted.