The United Way Day of Action takes place each year on June 21, the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice is the perfect time to inform and inspire the community to take action in support of an issue or cause. In 2011, local businesses and organizations were encouraged to run diaper drives leading up to the Day of Action to help the 3,000 babies living in Middlesex County in families struggling to make ends meet. Then on June 21 volunteers collected all of the diapers outside of the five Stop & Shop stores in Middlesex County. More than 42,000 diapers were collected and were delivered to The Diaper Bank (TDB).
In 2010 our county became a TDB partner, enabling us to receive a total of 120,000 diapers each year which are distributed through four local programs working with families in need. The diaper drives along with the Mothers Day-Fathers Day appeal help us to continue to strengthen our partnership with TDB. Click here to learn more about TDB and the need for diapers.
Many thanks to Stop & Shop, our Day of Action partner, FCP Groton, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and the businesses, organizations and individuals that ran drives and contributed diapers.