Filling a need for Diapers


Barbara Riley is a foster parent who has adopted six children. On a limited income, any help she receives is appreciated, especially for the foster children such as a 2-year-old she's caring for who's still in diapers.

Tommy Johnson has grandchildren living with him, including a 20-month-old who wears diapers. It's hard to stretch his income to cover the youngsters' needs, he said, noting that it isn't enough.

Faynita Mosley is a mother of four, including two little ones, works part time and struggles to make ends meet.

Deacons’ diaper drive to pamper families in need

Deacon Mike Suden, left, from St. Bridget in Pacific is heading up the “Deacon Diaper Drive” collection, with permanent deacons from parishes throughout the archdiocese collecting baby and adult diapers for organizations that serve the needy. Deacon Suden brought a load of baby diapers to the parish secretary, Pam Manuel, center, and talked with Father Jim Holbrook. His wife, Mary Elaine Suden, brought a package of adult diapers.

It doesn't matter if you're loyal to Huggies, Pampers or Luvs. The permanent deacons of the archdiocese want your diapers. New diapers, just to be clear.

The permanent deacons are organizing an archdiocesan-wide drive to collect baby diapers for those in need. Deacons primarily will organize collections in their parishes the weekend of March 12 and 13.

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