Monday, April 4, 2016

CoxHealth to launch fourth annual Diaper Drive

Diapers are a resource that every baby needs, yet they’re something not every family can afford. That’s one reason CoxHealth is launching its fourth annual Diaper Drive on April 1 – and is inviting the community to help make a difference.

 “Providing basic necessities when raising a family can be a challenge,” says Donyta Upton, manager of The Women’s Center at CoxHealth. “For families facing difficult circumstances, having an adequate number of diapers is a big concern. Families often have to prioritize basic living needs, and often diapers fall pretty far down on the list.”   

To help with the need, disposable and cloth diapers can be donated to this drive, which goes until April 30. Diapers will be given to Diaper Bank of the Ozarks in Springfield, Crosslines in Monett, and Jesus Was Homeless in Branson, and in turn will be distributed to local families in need.

Collection boxes will be placed at CoxHeath facilities as well as several area businesses. The drop-off locations include:

  • Cox Medical Center South (North Entrance, the West Pavilion and West Tower)
  • Cox North Hospital (Outpatient Entrance)
  • Hulston Cancer Center
  • The Meyer Center
  • Cox Medical Center Branson (Cafeteria and the Skaggs Foundation office)
  • Cox Monett Hospital
  • KOLR-10
  • Children’s Orchard
  • Hy-Vee
  • Great Southern Bank
  • University Heights Baptist Church
  • Steelman Transportation
  • European Wax Center
For additional drop-off locations or further information, please contact The Women’s Center at 417-269-LADY.