Community Concepts’ Annual Diaper Drive for Oxford County is right around the corner! We’ll be collecting diapers, wipes, and diaper creams at the South Paris office, 17 Market Square, from September 26th-September 30th. A collection box will be set up in the lobby area, open from 8am-4:30pm each day. All donated items are given to Oxford County families in need throughout the year by our Oxford County Prevention Council, with distribution help from community partners such as food pantries and childcare centers.
WOXO Country will help us kick off the drive with an in-person donation event on Monday, September 26th from 11am-1pm at our South Paris office parking lot. We'll be collecting donations while Stan and Heidi from the WOXO Morning Show broadcast live. WOXO will also be hosting another donation drop off spot at their studio all week long. We’d also like to thank the Oxford Casino for their generous support collecting donations through their Give $5, Get $10 promotion.
According to the National Diaper Bank, 1 out of 3 parents in the U.S. report struggling to provide an adequate supply of diapers for their children. This leaves infants and toddlers at risk for many health problems. When families are unsure whether they can afford diapers, food, rent, or gas for their cars to get to work, their ability to cope with stress, depression, and trauma is compromised. This can negatively impact their child’s health and development. By helping the littlest members of our community, we can help their whole families!