The Boca West Children’s Foundation (BWCF) has set a goal to surpass its previous record of collecting 280,000 diapers for The Diaper Bank in South Florida during its 9th Annual Diaper Drive. People can make monetary donations for diapers by visiting Bocawestfoundation.org, or they can drop off diapers at the Junior League of Boca Raton, located at 261 N.W. 13th St., Boca Raton, until Feb. 28. The Foundation has expressed a particular need for diapers in sizes four, five and six. Since 2016, The Foundation has been a significant supporter of the Diaper Bank. The organization’s mission is to assist programs that benefit local children, so they have chosen to provide aid to the Diaper Bank.
“Clean diapers are as essential as food to eat and a place to live for a baby. Whether or not a child has enough clean diapers impacts not only the child’s health but their parents’ ability to work,” says Pamela Weinroth, Executive Director/COO of Boca West Children’s Foundation. “Two years ago, we collected 180,000 diapers and we were able to donate 280,000 last year. This year, we’re hoping to be able to provide even more than that.”
Infants and toddlers left in dirty diapers for extended periods are more susceptible to developing urinary tract infections and skin irritations. Most child-care centers, including those offering free or reduced-rate services, mandate that parents provide daily disposable diapers for their child’s care. With access to child care, parents may be able to attend work or school.
Throughout the year, BWCF also accepts monetary donations for the Diaper Bank. A donation of $100 will purchase 400 diapers.
The Boca West Foundation was launched in 2010 and came about as a desire by the thousands of volunteers from the Boca West Country Club to give back to children in Palm Beach County. The Foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the area. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $18 million for specific programs for more than 30 charities.