A Highlands Ranch woman recently held a diaper and wipe drive to benefit the Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot, which is based in the Centennial/Littleton area.
According to the Centennial Citizen, the drive collected more than 4,000 diapers and 1,000 wipes for the organization, which is all run by volunteers.
The Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot serves Denver-metro area families living at or below the poverty level.
“Diapers and wipes are basic needs that not everybody has heard of,” Bill Youmans, who runs the Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot with his wife, told the Citizen. “It’s like a food drive, but for diapers.”
Youmans went on to say that a typical baby needs 6-10 diapers a day, which can run a family about $100 per month and food stamps or WIC can’t be used. All the items collected at the recent drive were worth between $1,000 and $1,200.
This local update courtesy of your Littleton Community Expert.