Thursday, April 2, 2015

CoxHealth Diaper Drive nets more than 25,000 diapers

A record 25,362 diapers were collected in the third annual CoxHealth Diaper Drive which ended March 28. That total beats last year’s collection by 10,000 diapers! 

The participation this year of 1906 The Employee Store helped to boost the donations with nearly 7,000 diapers collected through in-store donations and 9,000 diapers collected through the online store. Several departments worked together to make large diaper donations and hundreds of diapers were collected through several bins at various CoxHealth locations. The collection at Hy-Vee and H&R Block netted about 1,000 diapers. KOLR 10 partnered with us as well on several news stories about our drive and the need in the community.

Thank you to everyone who donated to help our March charity of the month, the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, as well as Jesus was Homeless in Branson, Crosslines and the Tri-County Pregnancy Care Center in Monett and the New Mom’s Closet at First Christian Church in Cassville!

Members of the Pharmacy team donate 60 packages or 1,800 diapers to the drive!
Members of the Surgical Services team (above) purchased 32 packs of diapers – that’s 1012 diapers, in the 1906 Employee Store!

Employees in Leadership Institute donate diapers for the third annual CoxHealth diaper drive

The Cox South Emergency Department is in a "friendly competition" with the Leadership Institute to see which department can donate the most diapers. 1906 staff are keeping the tally.

Brian Hoff, director of Bio-Med, comes to the employee store to purchase diapers for the drive.

Alaina Burch, Pharmacy