Aeroflow Urology holds successful diaper drive for McDowell County families

Photo courtesy of Aeroflow Healthcare

Press release from Aeroflow Urology:

Aeroflow Urology is proud to announce the success of our diaper drive. As a result of our weeklong effort, we were able to gather thousands of diapers to donate to local impoverished families in McDowell County, NC.

On Saturday, April 27th, Aeroflow Urology volunteers and members from the NC Diaper Bank met at the Corpening Memorial YMCA to distribute thousands of diapers to local families in need.

The result of the diaper drive were all made possible by our dedicated partners, the Diaper Bank of NC and Partner for Children of the Foothills. Aeroflow Healthcare donated 300 cases of diapers, along with hundreds of donations from their team members. We also have to thank our partners, Specialized Physical Therapy (South Asheville), and the Asheville-Pisgah Christian School 5th and 6th graders as well as local community members for thousands of donations.

It was incredible to see the community coming together to help families with infants and toddlers in need. Diapers are an expensive, yet necessary commodity for normal daily routines, yet they aren’t covered by government programs such as government assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, Children (WIC).

Diapers are a basic hygiene product that children need to remain dry, comfortable, and sanitary. Without enough, they may be stuck in their own excrement for hours or denied from daycare programs. Even as little as one diaper can make a major difference for families attempting to provide a normal and confident routine for their families.

Because McDowell County has a poverty rate of 25.9%, Aeroflow decided to focus on that particular region as a distribution site. The families who received donations can now relax with less emotional stress as their babies are able to be happier and healthier in the diapers that were desperately needed.

We were blown away by the sheer amount of diapers that were donated and enjoyed personally handing them out to connect with the community in order to make a huge difference. We will definitely continue working in order to provide essential hygiene products to families in need and to raise awareness about just how crucial diapers are for infants and toddlers.

Dirty diapers contribute to skin irritation that could impact a child’s health. Plus, they are a source of embarrassment and anxiety, but if families can’t afford enough for regular changing, they often have no choice but to work with what they have.

By being equipped with necessary hygiene products, hopefully, the dignity of North Carolina residents will be protected and promoted as they’re more able to keep their children sanitary without any added financial stress.

In the future, we will be more than happy to continue working with the Diaper Bank of NC and other local partners to assist with the common goal of ensuring all families have access to simple hygienic products and other medical devices.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone involved in making this diaper drive possible, and everyone who took the time to donate what you could in order to make a difference for local North Carolina families.

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