Did you know that one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby?

That's according to the National Diaper Bank Network.

Keeping the little ones dry, clean and healthy is a key component for toddlers to help realize their full potential.

According to Kim Chabre, LSW-C, Care Coordinator at Pines Women’s & Children’s Health Center, families that don't have access to big box stores spend nearly twice the amount of families that do. "The cost adds up so quickly as an average baby may go through as many as a dozen diapers a day." She adds that over twenty percent of County children live in poverty and those infants without clean diapers are more at risk for potential health problems.

A total of 1,310 diapers were collected in 2018. This year, the amount of diapers collected was more than doubled to a total of 3,440.

Chabre credits the communities, area businesses and the Pines staff for the success of the drive.

For more information about Pines Health Services diaper bank, call Pines Women’s & Children’s Health Center at 207-498-6921.

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